Hot Topics

September 1, 2016, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

NRPA Connect is the only networking platform that provides direct access to professionals in your field. You have the opportunity to ask questions of more than 50,000 of your colleagues, so don’t miss this opportunity. Below are some of the hottest topics this month: 

1.     Rates at municipal golf courses: Looking for information on setting rates at your municipal golf courses? Professionals weigh in on their experience trying to remain competitive with surrounding courses, while generating revenue. 

2.     Programs for people with disabilities: Your colleagues answered five questions regarding the way in which agencies support people with disabilities in programs — log in and check out their nuanced answers.  

3.      Urban forestry program: Members in this thread share their department’s urban forestry practices. There are also other resources shared, including the Arbor Day Foundation’s guidelines on writing a Municipal Tree Ordinance. 

4.      The need for a master’s degree: What are the benefits of getting a master’s degree in the fields of recreation or tourism? While some professionals argue that on-the-job experience can be equally as important, others suggest it helps you get ahead in your career.