Drones are becoming more prevalent, and they will have an impact on virtually every aspect of our lives from agriculture to energy, scientific research, conservation, public safety and more.
The independent Parks Forward Commission in California is calling for transformational change to diversify access to and support for state parks.
NRPA's president and CEO reflects on her visit to two Texas agencies and the innovative programs she found there.
Tom Nardone and the Detroit Mower Gang volunteer their time and effort to maintain the financially troubled city's overgrown parks and playgrounds.
Ohio's Malabar Farm State Park celebrates maple syrup season with its annual Maple Syrup Festival.
Installing modern electrical switchgear is a greener, commonsense fit for budget- and time-strapped recreation facilities.
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 Webmaster James Politte talks about his career motivations, his volunteer endeavors and his pervading love for natural spaces.
We caught up with Shelly Strasser, recreation and community services program director for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, to learn more about her agency and career.
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NRPA Connect is the premier professional networking platform for park and recreation professionals.
NRPA’s marketing and communications team heads to Texas to talk creative marketing.
If you haven’t completed a PRORAGIS™ survey in the past few years, you didn’t get a Parks and Recreation Community Standards Report in the mail. Maybe you’re curious about what you missed?
Across the nation, cat colonies are becoming commonplace in wildlife refuges, national and state parks, and other public lands.
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Some parks are implementing bans on adults unaccompanied by children in an effort to provide an enhanced level of safety for young people.
Summer hunger for low-income children is a solvable problem, and park and recreation professionals are uniquely positioned to help.
Young professionals are excited to contribute their skills, ingenuity and innovation to assist with the transition toward a more intentional form of recreation.
NRPA's vice president of marketing, communications and publishing and editorial director muses about the future of drone use in parks and NRPA's new "I'm a Park and Rec Kid" campaign.
NRPA strongly endorses President Barack Obama's Every Kid in a Park initiative, which encourages every fourth-grade child in the nation and their families to visit a national park during 2016, but asks him to broaden his vision to include all kids and his show of support to all parks.
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Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.
Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has proven nimble and prescient in its park planning, construction and community outreach.
The surging trend of archery in pop culture has spiked interest and participation in bow sports nationwide.
Check out these interesting stats on landscaping, turf maintenance and the people whose green thumbs enhance our recreation facilities all year long.
In celebration of NRPA's 50th anniversary, we look back at the April 1975 issue and its discussion of diversity and social equity.
By serving as Park Champions, NRPA members will be year-round ambassadors of their agencies, building strong, lasting relationships with their elected officials.