Don’t miss these education sessions at NRPA’s Congress in Houston.
Developing a private conservancy to support a public park has some inherent complications, but when managed well, it can be an excellent partner to support the public’s need for parks. Park conservancy organizers share their experiences here.
Milwaukee Recreation staff use Halloween as a method to encourage young participants to learn about nature by meeting some wild but friendly creatures.
A small town in Virginia hosts an award-winning event.
Collaboration in Philadelphia leads to more sustainable parks.
Upcoming educational opportunities to take your knowledge to the next level.
The National Recreation Foundation offers grants for recreation programs for at-risk youth. Take a look at some of the most recent recipients.
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NRPA is excited to welcome Travis Smith, Ph.D., as the new director of research on the Membership and Professional Development team.
Are you ready for the CPRP exam?
Scott Miller, NRPA's 100th CPRE, shares his motivation for reaching for the industry's most prestigious certification.
Cloud data storage allows you to access your data from anywhere, but you'll need to do some research to determine the best service or program for your agency's needs.
If you’re a nonexempt employee and travel for work, you’re entitled to overtime pay, but breaking down what counts and what doesn’t can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know.
A summer e-reading program in Grand Prairie, Texas, changes the way youth enjoy summer camp.
Park and recreation agencies across the country take part in Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to increase physical activity and reduce childhood obesity.
There's a lot more to trees and urban forests than simply economic and environmental benefits.
Are the managers of public land responsible for a bear attack that killed a young boy in Utah?
Recent developments in Congress, including the pending government shutdown, the introduction of H.R. 2727 and the threat to eliminate the Land and Water Conservation Fund, are likely to have major impacts for park and recreation agencies in the coming months.
The City of Fort Lauderdale's Parks and Recreation Department launches a novel employee-recognition program.
Volunteer bike librarians support reading for everyone.
Nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) related to youth sports and recreation activities have seen an ever-increasing amount of public and media attention — and for good reason. Youth are at increased risk for TBIs and are more likely to have a severe and prolonged recovery.
Stay on top of the latest in parks and recreation with this listing of announcements from around the industry.
State economies are rebounding slowly, but state parks still suffer.
Elizabeth Beard, managing editor of Parks & Recreation Magazine, talks about learning new things every day in her profession and how park and recreation professionals can benefit their communities best when they open up to learning from others' experiences.
Steve Thompson, NRPA's outgoing chair of the board of directors, shares his thoughts on the role the association's impeccable customer service has on its success and approval rating among its members.