Arguably the most recognizable generalist certification, CPRP continues to be the industry’s most sought after credential. Why is that?
How creative art installations can be used to add character to parks and create connections with the wider community.
Take advantage of NRPA Live, the virtual option for the NRPA Annual Conference, to receive valuable training from the highest-rated sessions and presenters, right from your office or home.
The Program Committee for the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference provides an invaluable level of support for NRPA staff as they work together to recruit and select the best and most relevant education sessions to serve their peers.
This year’s designated local host committee, dubbed Team NEVADA, worked tirelessly to coordinate the many site visits and special events taking place at the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference.
A special address by the Surgeon General, Lassie the original canine hero and Sunrise Yoga are just a few of the special events that await you at NRPA’s 2015 Annual Conference.
Team NEVADA, this year’s designated host committee, provides even more leisure activities beyond the Strip.
If slot machines and gaming tables aren’t your thing, there’s still a variety of other entertainment options both on and off the Strip.
Pope Francis's first encyclical highlights importance of "integral" ecology, which takes into account human ecology as well as natural ecology.
Targeted teen programming at Carver Park teaches healthy skills and behaviors to last a lifetime.
NRPA President and CEO Barbara Tulipane talks about the importance of permanently reauthorizing the Land and the Water Conservation Fund.
From her home base deep in the heart of Texas, former NRPA Board Chair Lois Finkelman has established herself as a lifetime friend of parks and recreation.
What’s causing the huge communal spider webs appearing in the trees at Lakeside Park South, bordering Rowlett Parks and Recreation in Rowlett, Texas?
There are several techniques to help manage the growing Canada geese population in parks.
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 Vice President of Research, Kevin Roth, shares how he intends to use data to tell stories that illustrate the value of parks and recreation to communities around the world.
NRPA 2015 Annual Conference Program Committee Chair, Patricia Armstrong, offers some insight as to what was top of mind for the Committee as it selected the best, most relevant session topics.
Are you ready for the CPRP exam?
When you’re either looking to land that next job in the park and recreation field or trying to find the right candidate for your team, the NRPA Career Center should be your first stop.
Can structured recreation focused on youth reduce the rate of juvenile crime?
Chicago Park District shares key takeaways from its “The Power of Parks” study, which sought to quantify how parks and recreation impact their surrounding economy.
The Manager of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use shares about the county’s role in building healthy and livable communities.
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Attorney and George Mason University Professor James C. Kozlowski details the intricacies of competitive bidding fairness in a concession contract.
An unprecedented, multiyear project in the Motts Haven and Port Morris neighborhoods of the South Bronx will provide a measureable approach to demonstrating the effect of open space on quality of life.
Direct experience with nature can unlock a child’s inherent desire to explore and see connections in the world around them.
NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director, Gina Mullins-Cohen, highlights the growing popularity of arts in parks and the wealth of education and special events on tap for this year’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Careful site analysis leads to innovative water management solutions at the Ohiopyle State Park Visitor Center.
Share your stories and memories about how parks and recreation helped shape who you are today as part of the #ImAParkAndRecKid social media campaign.
Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!
Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.
Learn how Baltimore City teenager Phillip Ellison became a neighborhood hero.
This month’s numbers are testament to the importance of education as a building block for a successful park and recreation career.
A look back at the October 1998 issue reveals Mother Nature’s impact on that year’s Congress and Exposition.
NRPA’s Senior Government Affairs Manager urges members to tell their elected officials about the importance of permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, due to expire September 30.