This year, NRPA is headed to New Orleans, and a portion of the Lafitte Greenway will undergo renovations to provide a public space where residents can gather and play.
Over the past three years, competition for the coveted July Parks & Recreation cover has gotten stiffer and stiffer, and this year’s focus on play took it to another level.
The RAND Corporation recently conducted the first national study of neighborhood parks — a special project sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
A few highlights of some of the exciting new features and “back-by-popular-demand” standards you can expect in New Orleans for this year’s annual conference.
We want to see all of you in New Orleans this year, so we have put together some tips on how you can talk with your employer about the value of attending as well as some best practices when traveling to the conference.
This September, Matt Iseman will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and he couldn’t be more excited to meet with park and recreation professionals in the Big Easy.
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.
This month's Park Pulse poll takes a closer look at where Americans like to walk for leisure or pleasure.
NRPA-sponsored insurance programs for members is provided by K&K to help keep you safe and insured.
Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!
Wendy Waddle, special populations supervisor, Rock Hill (South Carolina) Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Excitement is building as the 28 Gold Medal Finalists prepare for the Grand Award announcement during the September 26, 2017 Opening General Session at NRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference.
The Austin Innovation Lab addressed the challenges youth and adults face and attendees gained valuable knowledge and lessons learned from their peers.
Under the Trump administration’s executive order to review national monuments designated since 1996, the U.S. Department of the Interior identified 27 monuments that could be scaled back or even eliminated.
NRPA is releasing a new research report that takes a look at how park and recreation agencies throughout our nation are serving this growing and increasingly important population.
As we celebrate Park and Recreation Month, take a moment to reflect on all the ways parks and recreation truly touches our lives
In 2010, Portland Parks & Recreation developed Portland World Cup Soccer — a tournament designed to welcome “New Portlanders,” and celebrate cultural traditions and diversity in the community.
Here are the five most common questions LED manufacturers hear from municipalities trying to understand how LED lighting can work for them.
Warmer temperatures, increased nutrient deposition, poor circulation and low water levels have led to an increase in cyanotoxin algae blooms throughout the United States in the last decade.
The January 2017 Point-in-Time Count, conducted by Snohomish County, Washington, estimated that 515 individuals were experiencing chronic homelessness in and around Everett, which is located 30 miles north of Seattle.
Following the May 26 tragedy on the MAX, Portland’s public transportation system, Som Subedi, who heads Portland Parks & Recreation’s Parks for New Portlanders program, shared the following post on the agency’s Facebook page.
Negligence liability is more likely when one’s conduct falls below that which would generally be considered reasonable care under the circumstances.
In neighborhoods where activities for youth are lacking, mobile programs step in to fill a significant void.
Young professionals sometimes learn to lead by doing.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!
Whether you’re a child, teen or adult, being able to engage in play in neighborhood parks and participating in fun-filled activities at local recreation facilities is essential to maintaining one’s physical and mental health.
Traditionally, treatments for childhood ADHD have focused heavily on the use of prescription medications, but an emerging body of research indicates that nature-based interventions could be an effective alternative to the use of pharmaceuticals.
For those of us who closely follow the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program, there’s very important news regarding funding for this critical conservation and recreation priority.
Alvin Galang, MPH explains how the NRPA Annual Conference helps him "Build Community Through Fun."