NRPA Connect Hot Topics

January 1, 2016, Department, by Hayley Herzing

The new year is here and that means it’s time for new and innovative ideas. Need some inspiration or have questions for your colleagues? Visit NRPA Connect! Connect is the only professional networking platform dedicated to the park and recreation profession — below is a roundup of some of the topics currently being discussed:

Employee wellness programs: Is your agency looking to start an employee wellness program or revitalize a current one already in place? Your colleagues discuss their ideas, which include free membership to city recreation centers and external programs, such as partnering with local gyms. 

Concessions revenue share: Professionals in this discussion share information on revenue sharing with concession vendors. Read this post to learn more about securing deposits, charging a fleet fee and handling food trucks at events.  

Volunteer database system: Did you know the word “volunteer” is the most-searched term on NRPA Connect? In this post, members discuss web-based volunteer database systems that help streamline volunteer registration, tracking and reporting. Read more for suggestions and advice to improve your volunteer management. 

Non-skid pool deck solutions: Any aquatic professional knows that safety is a No. 1 priority around pools. If you’re thinking about resurfacing your pool deck, it’s important to find a product that is durable, manageable and slip-resistant. Your colleagues have solutions — check out this discussion to learn more.

Join the conversation today — it’s easy! Click here to contribute! 


Hayley Herzing is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.