Financial loans for land acquisition and facility operations offer oft-overlooked purchasing opportunities for park and recreation agencies.
Election results show resounding public support for state and community parks and recreation.
NRPA is celebrating 50 years of parks and recreation!
Do enduring, but perhaps incorrect, perceptions of the park and recreation industry contribute to a lack of diversity across the field?
NRPA Board of Directors Chair Detrick L. Stanford, CPRP, contemplates 50 years of NRPA and looks ahead to the coming decades.
Revitalization efforts at a small Texas park inspired a local businessman to spearhead programming designed to build stronger community ties.
A Seattle-area dog has found an unusual way to commute to her local dog park.
Themed playgrounds are a great way to foster creative play and get community buy-in.
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.
NRPA's Director of Accounting Larry Allen discusses his life and career.
Kenya Bryant, assistant executive director of the Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) in Columbia, South Carolina, talks about his life and career.
Are you ready for the CPRP exam?
NRPA is now accepting submissions for its Gold Medal, National and Hall of Fame awards.
The NRPA Career Center is the premier online resource for park and recreation professionals you won’t find anywhere else.
The park and recreation community celebrates the 50th anniversary of two iconic organizations: NRPA and Revenue Development and Management School.
Data from PRORAGIS™ shows that approximately 96 percent of park and recreation agencies offer playground facilities, almost all of which are at no cost to the public.
The parks and recreation community mourns the loss of one of its earliest and staunchest supporters.
This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.
Investing in community parks and recreation can pay dividends for the future.
Let us know what you think about what you read each month in Parks & Recreation magazine!
Even the threat of litigation can have a major impact on what type of equipment is permitted in neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
Are you committed?
Tips for students to improve skills and use knowledge beyond the classroom.
NRPA's vice president of marketing, communications and publishing, and editorial director reflects on the financial state of the parks and recreation industry and what the future holds.
An innovative alliance between South Florida students, scientists and a very hungry beetle is helping to eliminate invasive plants in parks.
Check out the highlights of what’s being discussed on NRPA Connect!
Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.
Rapid City Parks and Recreation has a lot to brag about, from its formidable history to biking amenities that are hard to beat.
North Las Vegas’ Craig Ranch Regional Park boasts some very cool playgrounds designed to keep kids coming back for fun, imaginative and active play.
An economic impact study in Chicago shows parks and recreation add real value to urban environments.
NRPA’s VP of urban and government affairs reflects on the significance of a recent Troops for Fitness event.