NRPA Connect Hot Topics

January 1, 2015, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to implement an innovative policy or host a new event at your facility, visit NRPA Connect to see what your colleagues are doing! Connect is the only professional networking platform dedicated to the park and recreation profession — below, check out a sample of some of the topics being discussed:

1) Program Scholarships/Sliding Fees/Payment Plans: Does your agency provide scholarships, sliding fees or payment plans for your community when registering for programs? Your colleagues give advice on the best way to support participants facing financial challenges. 

2) Growth in Pickleball: Pickleball is growing in popularity across the country! Some facilities are starting leagues and hosting tournaments of this popular sport. Read what participants in this thread are doing to accommodate the growing request for this activity. 

3) Natural Parkland Edges/Private Residence Borders: Many park and recreation departments manage natural parklands that abut private residences. In some areas, homeowners are encroaching into the park area, essentially extending their backyards. Visit the discussion to see how other professionals are addressing this issue. 

4) Transporting Youth in Programs: When providing transportation, what are the accessibility requirements? See what proactive steps you can take to make sure you are ADA compliant. 

Click here to join the conversation — it’s easy!

Hayley MacDonell is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.