NRPA Connect Hot Topics

April 1, 2015, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

Spring is here and the weather isn’t the only thing that is heating up! Connect is full of HOT topics. Check out the below preview of what’s being discussed on the only professional networking platform dedicated to the park and recreation profession:

1) Bench and Tree Memorials: Does your agency offer bench and tree memorials in your parks? Your colleagues share many of their pricing and location policy recommendations, including how to handle damaged property, length of time for memorials and allowing decorations. 

2) Employee Incentive Programs: Employee incentive programs are a great way to show appreciation to your staff and help boost employee morale. Want to start a similar program, but have a limited budget? Visit the discussion for low-cost suggestions to recognize your deserving staff.  

3) Negative Behavior in Adult Basketball Leagues: Does fining, ejecting players or suspending teams from tournaments work best to combat bad behavior on the courts? Professionals weigh in on handling sportsmanship issues in basketball and other sports leagues. 

4) Concessions in Parks: Are you looking for guidelines for food vendors? How about private instructors wishing to hold classes in parks? Read this discussion for suggestions on permit fees, usage charges and more. 

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Hayley MacDonell is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.