Children are at their most vulnerable during disasters — parks and recreation agencies can help by providing security, calm and familiarity through thoughtful planning.
New Orleans is slowly recovering from the widespread devastation caused in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. In the area of parks and recreation, the city is seeing expanded services and improved facilities.
Working for racial equity is to the collective benefit of members of the parks and recreation field, as well as to humanity in general.
Susan Trautman, CPRP, shares her thoughts upon taking the reins as the new Chair of NRPA's Board of Directors.
Staff members of the Lawrence, Kansas, Parks and Recreation Department were surprised and excited to have Jim O’Heir, who played Jerry Gergich on the television show “Parks and Recreation,” stop by to present the agency's 2015 Gold Medal Award nomination plaque.
The innovative ice ribbon skating rink at Chicago's Maggie Daley Park is celebrating it's one-year anniversary.
Blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes are but a few of the many severe weather events with which park and recreation departments cope on a regular basis — that's why disaster planning should be a top priority.
NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.
Teresa Kuchinsky-Trejo, CPRP, and recreation supervisor at San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, gives us a closer look at her life and career.
Are you ready for the CPRP exam?
Did you know that with your Premier Membership your entire team can take advantage of NRPA member benefits?
This holiday season, give the gift of data to your park and recreation colleagues by updating or establishing your PRORAGIS agency profile.
In recognition of our significant efforts to conserve and protect the monarch butterfly, NRPA has been accepted into the Monarch Joint Venture partnership.
The American Red Cross and American Heart Association have announced updated first-aid and resuscitation recommendations that will impact the parks and recreation field.
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Traditional holiday displays in public parks have increasingly generated contentious constitutional law challenges.
Disaster preparedness doesn’t stop at taking care of the physical needs. Protecting your mental well-being and that of your agency patrons is also a major factor in how you “weather the storm.”
Lindsay Labas, marketing director for Carmel Clay, Indiana, Parks and Recreation, sat down for a Q&A to share some insights into the value of involving young park and recreation professionals in crowdfunding campaigns.
Park and recreation agencies and professionals are the backbone of their communities in times both challenging and tranquil.
Nature is everywhere, all the time. Instead of relegating the experience to specialized centers or programs, let's find ways to cultivate connections to nature in a wider selection of park and recreation opportunities.
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Widespread societal changes in the United States are having a dramatic impact on municipal public services provided by our cities to their citizens, including parks and recreation.
Crowdfunding is proving a useful new tool for park and recreation agencies across the country.
A look back at the July 2011 issue reveals children and teens are willing partners to continue the important groundwork laid by park and recreation professionals — all they need are the tools and support.
Green infrastructure approaches are not new to many enterprising agencies, but the recognition of parks as players in the discussion on how we as a nation manage our water resources is new and fast expanding.