Parks Build Community project to add several amenities to the southeast portion of the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans.
Policy decisions made at the local level often have the most direct impact on a citizen’s life.
The 2017 NRPA Exhibit Hall is filled with exciting opportunities for all attendees. It is a must-see with the awesome exhibits, products and resources available from more than 400 exhibitors — plus lots of fun stuff, too!
For a better understanding of the Social Equity Pillar and your role, please take some time at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference to sit in on a few social equity-themed sessions.
“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” animates land conservation.
For at-risk youth, the arts can deter truancy and delinquent behavior and increase academic performance.
The briefing provided an opportunity for OAK members to discuss programs across the federal government that support opportunities for children, youth and families to learn, play and serve in the outdoors.
Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!
Hiring is a large obstacle to tackle, but starting off right can make the process much easier.
The NRPA Awards and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NRPA National Awards, Diversity Scholarship, Student Scholarship and Young Professional Fellowship.
On Thursday, June 29, congressional staffers were treated to a taste of a typical day in a park and recreation summer program as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Summer Camp on Capitol Hill.
Laura Bauernfeind, City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department’s golf manager.
NRPA lost one of its much-loved members last month with the passing of David Lose of Nashville, Tennessee, who died unexpectedly at age 77 while on a trip to Ireland with his wife Betti.
I look back on what we have accomplished and know that it is really only a beginning.
The city of Ames, Iowa, hit all the right notes this summer with the installation of two donated public pianos.
There are a number of artificial intelligence (AI) business tools that park and recreation agencies can use right now to help them run smarter and faster.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy shares lessons learned as it celebrates 20 years.
There are two sets of rules for determining whether a public facility complies with the accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Gardens can be used to foster a love and appreciation of nature. They can bridge connections to other cultures and provide opportunities for social engagement.
Students in Baltimore participate in Branches, a summer and afterschool internship program of the Parks & People Foundation, which employs youth to tend to the city’s green spaces and learn about opportunities available to them after high school.
Arts and culture reflect our natural surroundings — whether it’s Ansel Adams’s photograph, “Yosemite Falls,” or the PBS documentary, “10 Parks that Changed America” — arts give us a greater appreciation of our green spaces, as well as bring awareness to environmental causes.
As traditional gray stormwater management infrastructure continues to age, it often fails to adequately mitigate effects from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, as well as everyday rain events.
Through community outreach programs, STEM, the Partnership for a Healthier America and Olympic Day, USA BMX works daily to reach youth and promote activity.
Providers of out-of-school time (OST) programs, whether over the summer months or after school during the school year, have the opportunity to be at the forefront of preparing youth for today's workforce, now perhaps more than ever.
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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.
There are a number of resources available to the park and recreation professional when it comes to planning a new facility or assessing a community’s recreation needs.
This month's Park Pulse poll takes a closer look at how much time Americans dedicate to outdoor play.
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, more than 130,000 residents struggle to get the food they need.
2016 conference newbie, Sheila Runnels, shares her advice for those attending the NRPA Annual Conference for the first time.