New findings from the Center for Active Design’s Assembly Civic Engagement Survey
The hub of New Orleans’ hard-hit Lower 9th Ward
Adaptive tennis programs in the parks can bring future players off the sidelines and into the game
Whatever their constitution, today’s parks need to be versatile and able to be used for multiple purposes.
Join us in New Orleans for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference
The Local Host Committee invites you to experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically rich and diverse destination.
Meet the members of the team who helped to recruit and select the best, most relevant education sessions for this year's conference
Make sure these events are on your schedule
NRPA Live brings you 11 streamed session that you can participate in just as if you were attending in person in New Orleans.
How the Dallas Park & Recreation Department is preserving community history and memories
Use a hospitality mindset and choose your offerings wisely to do so
Our nation was founded on the ideal that all of us are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Government agencies and recipients of public funding must distribute the L.A. River revitalization benefits and burdens fairly for all residents.
Measuring walking access to parks is a good starting point to link parks with public health goals.
Public parks, which often contain large swaths of land, are great sites for green infrastructure stormwater management because they offer multiple opportunities for slowing and capturing the destructive force of stormwater runoff.
The answer to this question is complicated and only appropriate for each individual to personally answer.
In Missouri, the state’s Department of Natural Resources administers a “Scrap Tire Program,” which offers reimbursement grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations that purchase playground surfaces made from recycled tires.
NRPA’s Public Policy team was hard at work this summer inviting politically appointed cabinet members of the new administration and members of Congress to visit park and recreation programs and see firsthand the critical impact parks have on local communities throughout the country.
Entire master plans are designed and executed based on the numerical data that serves to encapsulate the narrative of a community. Yet, the decisions made using such data often result in investments that might not prove to be as successful as expected.
With ever-increasing choices and competition, dedicated and specialized marketing and branding is a critical tool to an agency’s survival.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a 20-mile, 4,000-acre addition to the Louisville Park System inspired by the belief that great parks can shape a city, grow along with a city and serve as the seedling from which a city’s best and most livable neighborhoods grow.
Professional development certificates represent a new and important direction for continued learning.
Listen to the latest park and recreation news on Open Space Radio.
Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!
Replace paper medical forms, waivers and consents for families attending rec programs with ePACT.
Maria Nardi, director of Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Twenty-five park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide have been selected to receive grants to support projects that increase access to play spaces.
This month, we take a closer look at what Americans say is important to them when choosing a vacation destination.
As rewarding as the work is, park and recreation agencies must offer competitive compensation to attract and retain the best people.
A program that eases first-day jitters for kindergartners.
Parks should be places that unite communities, not divide them. It’s our job to create places that respect the opinions of all community members and welcome people from all walks of life.
Last month, during a planning visit to New Orleans for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to tour the Sanchez Center.
Announcing the release of updated study materials to coincide with the newly updated Certified Park and Recreation certification.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!
Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Virginia Beach, shares how staying on top of park and recreation trends allows him and his department to best serve their community.