The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style sports competition for seriously wounded, ill or injured post-9/11 service members and veterans, took place this summer in Chicago, Illinois.
Recognition of the challenges that families experience during the deployment of their loved ones who are in the military led to collaborative research on how participating in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities at Fort Riley, Kansas, can promote resilience in spouses of deployed military members.
Nearly 8,000 park and recreation professionals gathered in the Big Easy in September for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and it was one for the record books!
The Next 100 Coalition seeks green justice in the neighborhoods where people of color and low income live, learn, work, play, pray and age.
This month's Park Pulse poll takes a closer look at the various nontraditional services Americans would like to see offered by their recreation centers.
The latest edition of this report paints a robust picture of the role parks and recreation plays in our communities and highlights the most important priorities Americans place on their local agencies.
Perhaps no other country in the world has the rich heritage of national, state and local parks that we do in America. We love our parks.
Each year, the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) sponsor their annual Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart fundraising events.
Given its unique location, providing recreational activities at NSGB comes with challenges in facilities management, training and programming.
Physical activity provides many health and fitness benefits, such as improved body composition, aerobic and muscular fitness, balance and flexibility, which can contribute to military readiness.
When a local landscaper awoke the morning after the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, still struggling with emotions about the tragedy, he had the idea of a pop-up park as a memorial.
The NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans is now over, but the concepts that were shared during the conference live on.
Carol Potter, who recently retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) after more than 33 years, was the assistant director of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) policy within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.
Fun Express has eliminated the sometimes long and drawn out process of searching multiple websites and going store-to-store to find just the right items at just the right price for your program needs.
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The NAAEE 30 Under 30 program recognizes individuals in the United States and internationally, 30 years of age or younger, who are game changers in their community.
The Taos Land Trust recently received a $575,000 grant from NRPA, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, to support its water restoration project along a portion of the Rio Grande.
The NRPA Board of Directors is seeking individuals with experience in one or more of NRPA’s Three Pillars: Health and Wellness, Conservation and Social Equity.
Through this historic parks-advocacy campaign, these organizations, in collaboration with the nation’s mayors, will work to ensure that everyone in the United States lives within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.
San Diego is home to the nation’s largest concentration of military personnel, with some 95,000 veterans. Since there is a large military presence, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) wanted to provide recreational opportunities for injured service members/veterans.
Pokémon Go arrived on the scene in July 2016 and, across the country, the unanticipated popularity drew thousands of visitors to public parks and places to play the game.
Taking over a new department or an underachieving one can be challenging for young professionals. However, following these tips will at least help better prepare you to embark on your journey as a future leader in our industry.
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we proudly devote this month’s issue to the military.
In the world of stormwater, the search continues for a simple solution to its management. That solution will no doubt include partnerships with state and municipal parks.
The experiences and trainings from working in parks and recreation were all very valuable life skills, and recently, the value of one of those skills was realized during a very critical situation.
In 1995, the Marine Corps established the Single Marine Program (SMP), which was designed to address concerns that many young, single Marines were unhappy with overall Marine Corps life.
This month, we’re highlighting the amazing finalists who tapped into the Park Champion initiative to invite their members of Congress to an event highlighting their parks and programs.
As a first-time speaker at 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans I learned what it takes to make an impact on the audience and how rewarding it can be.
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