A recap of award winners recognized during the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference.
One of the largest indoor playgrounds was created in the Mandalay Bay South Convention Exhibit Hall.
Variety in content and presentation styles continues to be the hallmark of the educational experience at NRPA’s Annual Conference.
Keynote speaker, Gil Penalosa, and Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, inspired and invigorated some 7,500 members during the Opening General Session at the 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
The 2015 NRPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas was special for many reasons and reinforced the feeling that the hard work of park and recreation professionals deeply matters to the communities we serve.
What can we do to make the transgender community feel welcomed in our parks and recreation facilities?
Chicago Park District, in fruitful collaboration with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and community support groups, endeavors to cultivate a world-class park system in the American Midwest.
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Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is embracing newly immigrated adults and their families through its Food and Fitness program.
Three of the Surgeon General’s Step It Up! walking initiative goals are particularly pertinent to the field of parks and recreation. What are the goals and how can we capitalize on this initiative?
Can women who choose to go topless claim protection under the First Amendment? Read on to find out.
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P&R magazine hears from three of NRPA’s talented young professionals who share how they engage with underserved communities.
Learn how NYC Parks and Harlem Hospital Center are helping African-American seniors in Harlem enjoy a physically and socially healthier lifestyle.
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.
Bernard Buchannan, recreation leader at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Miller Community Center, talks about his life and career.
Are you ready for the CPRP exam?
Test your Americans with Disabilities Act IQ with a brief quiz.
NRPA, working with the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, recently completed an assessment of the economic impact of local and regional park agency spending. Here’s a sample of what we’ve learned so far.
Eighty park and recreation agencies helped to alleviate childhood hunger during this past summer. Read about how agencies, large and small, are having an impact.
When creating signage, there are some basic tips to make navigating your park easier for visitor of all ages and abilities.
A flourishing community garden on Chicago’s South Side takes “locally grown” concept to an urban environment.
He’s informal, witty and personable, but does Pope Francis really like parks?
Outgoing NRPA chair, Detrick Stanford, looks beyond the fiscal impact of parks and recreation to the passion that drives what we do every day.
NRPA, NWF and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are working on a program to continue growing the number of kids involved in nature-based activities.
This month’s numbers offer a glimpse at the economic significance of spending by local and regional public park systems in the United States.
A look back at the January 2002 issue reveals that offering a quality of life Chicagoans desire has and continues to be the focus of efforts by the city’s mayor and its parks district.
Fatality rates are twice as high for people walking in low-income versus upper-income metro areas. Safe Routes to School National Partnership sheds light on why and how we can make walking and biking safer in these areas.