Features

2021 September Feature Charting Mitchell Silvers Next Move 410

Charting Mitchell Silver’s Next Move

Longtime park and recreation leader discusses racial equity, 21st century park infrastructure and his new endeavor.

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2021 September Feature Building More Than a Park Building Democracy 410

Building More Than a Park — Building Democracy

Chattanooga’s Lynnbrook Park puts equity at the center of its design.

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2021 September Feature Observing From an Equity Lens 410

Observing From a Lens of Equity

Recognizing the impact of segregated recreation.

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2021 September Conference Welcome to Music City 410

Welcome to Music City!

Here are a few experiences in Nashville conference attendees won’t want to miss.

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2021 September Conference Education Highlights 410

Education Highlights

Following are just a few of the education sessions that will be offered during the conference.

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2021 September Conference Answering Your Questions About the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference 410

Answering Your Questions About the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference

Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about this year’s event.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Why Equity and Inclusion Matter

As you dive into the September issue and explore the history of parks and recreation, I challenge you to reflect on why equity and inclusion matter.

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Vi Paynich 410

Seeing DEI Up Close

Seeing diversity, equity and inclusion up close and across the park and recreation community is both inspiring and noteworthy.

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2021 September We Are Parks and Rec Remembering 9 11 The Legacy of Flight 93 410

Remembering 9/11: The Legacy of Flight 93

The new Flight 93 National Memorial honors the 40 passengers and crew members who perished on September 11, 2001.

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2021 September We Are Parks and Rec Bridging the Gap 410

Bridging the Gap

Houston makes high-impact improvements in neighborhood parks.

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2021 September Research Park and Recreation Infrastructure Is Critical 410

Park and Recreation Infrastructure Is Critical

The coronavirus pandemic demonstrated to many people what we already knew: parks and recreation is essential infrastructure.

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2021 September Park Pulse Park and Recreation School Partnerships 410

Park and Recreation Partnerships With Schools Provide Equitable Access

Eighty-two percent of U.S. adults say it’s important that their local schools and park and recreation agencies partner to ensure equitable access to open spaces.

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2021 September Finance How Does Your City Interpret Equity 410

How Does Your City Interpret Equity? (Part One)

The compensatory equity and equality perspectives.

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2021 September Advocacy Public Policy and Advocacy at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference 410

Public Policy and Advocacy at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference

Here are three public policy and advocacy sessions taking place at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference you won’t want to miss.

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2021 September Health and Wellness Parks and Recreation A Vital Community Based Solution to Support Healthy Aging 410

Parks and Recreation: A Vital Community-Based Solution to Support Healthy Aging

NRPA supports park and recreation professionals in implementing evidence-based physical activity programs to enhance the quality of life for 54.5 million U.S. adults with arthritis.

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2021 September Conservation Engaging the Next Generation of Stewards 410

Engaging the Next Generation of Stewards

How to approach volunteer and outreach programs through an equity lens.

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2021 September Law Review Terminated Parks Employee Brings Retaliation Claim 410

Terminated Parks Employee Brings Retaliation Claim

Learn the details related to Swint v. City of Carrollton.

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2021 September Operations How to Build a Cost Effective Gaming Center 410

How to Build a Cost-Effective Gaming Center

As esports continue to grow and evolve, local park districts and communities are learning more and more about ways to engage youth and adult gamers alike.

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2021 September Park Bench Making History in New Rochelle 410

Making History in New Rochelle

Learn the story behind the “Outside the Box in Our Parks” program.

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