University of Missouri Professor Mark Morgan, Ph.D., has hit upon an innovative way to combat the invasive Asian carp that can now be found in 40 states.
Today’s tech savvy college students can be a great resource for agencies with limited budgets and personnel when it comes to enhancing visitor experience.
Public parks contributed almost $140 billion in economic activity and generated almost 1 million jobs in 2013, further making the case that these spaces are essential components of all communities.
Design renderings for Wellston, Missouri’s Trojan Park, site of the next Park Build Community project, include playgrounds for multiple age groups, a group pavilion, splash pad and a basketball court.
Research by the National Council on Aging shows that participation in virtual senior centers benefits older individuals in much the same way as being present.
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.
Seve Ghose, CPRE, Director of Louisville Metro Parks, discusses his career in parks and recreation.
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It’s time to submit your photos for the 2016 Parks and Recreation Month Cover Contest.
What are the four main benefits for embarking on a Gold Medal Award journey?
Three park and recreations professionals offer insights on how to make the transition from school to real-life career.
NRPA CEO and President Barbara Tulipane, CAE, discusses why it shouldn't come as a surprise that the park and recreation industry is a major driver of a healthy economy.
Being able to effectively evaluate camp programs is essential to help with funding, to inform stakeholders and to provide evidence of what youths gain from the experience.
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Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Mike DiBerardinis addresses Innovation Lab attendees at the Philadelphia Free Library.
An artistic rendering of the temporary PopUP Forest installation Urban Ecologist Marielle Anzelone is planning for Times Square in 2017.
Wintertime is a big time in the birding community to see waterfowl and even songbirds, like juncos.
Being physically active during pregnancy has many proven benefits for both baby and mom.
A portion of the Braille Trail and Sensory Garden at the Watertown Riverfront Park — Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Panhandling bans in the revitalized downtown areas in many cities and states are facing legal challenges on First Amendment grounds — case in point, the Massachusetts court case of McLaughlin v. City of Lowell.
Children and families enjoy the added soccer/disc golf amenity, which opens up Middlefield to more members of the community.
NRPA’s public policy team provides a look back at what was an extremely eventful 2015.
This month’s numbers reveal some interesting facts about the game of golf.
A Veterans and Friends league is one of the creative programs Illinois’s Decatur Parks District is using to attract golfers and non-golfers to its golf facilities.