Examining the outdoor music festival and its role as the bellwether of public security in parks.
A Conversation with TPL President and CEO Will Rogers.
Open Streets, a movement that is prevalent in cities across the United States, is a free community-building event that calls for closing a street to traffic and opening it for biking, walking, running, dancing, arts, culture-related activities and more!
The U.S.-Mexico border wall threatens marginalized communities and endangered species, and embodies hate and divisiveness.
I am looking forward to 2018 and to working with you to strengthen our knowledge and capacity to ensure parks and recreation is recognized for the significant role it plays in our cities and communities across this country.
A look back at the past year's Park Pulse findings.
In this month’s Park Pulse poll, we ask Americans where they’d turn to when advised to be more physically active by a doctor or other healthcare provider.
Lake County Forest Preserve at Fort Sheridan is a magical place, just a short drive north of Chicago.
There will always be a newer park, a swankier facility, a cooler event or a cheaper program, but there will never be a replacement for a positive and memorable customer experience.
Starting February 26, 2018, we will be collecting speed session proposals for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana!
Calandra Barnes has been the special events coordinator for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department in North Carolina for 11 years.
Preparing for any sports program or activity comes with a long to-do list, and purchasing insurance can sometimes fall off the radar.
Check out some of the hottest topics on NRPA Connect this month!
NRPA is pleased to announce the release of A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks.
Jayni, NRPA’s advocacy and outreach manager, was recently awarded the Professional Women in Advocacy Award for Excellence in Advocacy by an Up and Coming Advocate.
This year, a few NRPA Meet Me at the Park healthy living grantees decided to use Family Volunteer Day to get families in their communities involved in their Meet Me at the Park projects.
Tips on creating a comprehensive programming performance evaluation.
In many instances, the boundaries between public parkland and surrounding private property are not clearly delineated.
Creative placemaking in parks for healthy communities.
You work crazy hours and handle crazy situations. Here’s how NRPA can help you prepare to handle those challenges.
It’s the time of the year when communities around the world are in a festive, celebratory mood. From decked out neighborhoods and city streets, to parks aglow with holiday lights, there are plenty of opportunities for people to come together to ring out the old and ring in the new year.
Making a big splash with a small footprint. There are straightforward steps planners and hosts can take to move toward a zero-waste event.
This year, on January 1, record numbers of “First Day Hikers” are expected to flock to parks around the country.
How NRPA Envisions a STEM approach to our Three Pillars - Health and Wellness, Conservation, and Social Equity.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!
Greenfields’ Trail Package 1 was carefully designed not only to enhance the fitness benefits of trails, but also to promote socialization within diverse communities.
Playcore's mission and purpose is building communities through play and recreation.
Built to be beautiful and durable, hardwood gym floors are often the central gathering point for many facilities.
Designed for work applications, the new Maximum Duty Vehicle (MDV) from Hustler Turf Equipment features LeveLift™, a patented, labor-saving cargo box.
Twenty years ago, Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, authors of The Experience Economy, taught us the importance of “staging experiences to leave a memorable — and lucrative — impression” for customers.
Turning O’Fallon into a competition destination means more people coming to the area and increased spending at area hotels and restaurants.
In a poll conducted by Landscape Structures Inc., more than half of parents responded that they think children today have fewer opportunities for play than children 20 years ago
Shade Systems is proud to have provided the shade structures at Sullivan Park for the city of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
A plant education program for memory care patients and the partially sighted.
Any day. Any job. That’s the powerful approach to the Toolcat™ utility work machines from Bobcat.