Features

Measuring the Use of Public Neighborhood Parks

Parks departments seldom can precisely measure how many people are being served; that is, until now...

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Additional Articles

A ‘Brand’-New Golf Course for Arlington, Texas

The city ups the ante on sports/entertainment synergies...

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You Have My Word on It: Signage in City Parks

An analysis of hundreds of park signs revealed seven basic categories...

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Limited Duty Applicable to Overdose Cardiac Arrest

When one assumes a duty that would not otherwise occur under existing law, one may assume a responsibility to execute that duty in a non-negligent fashion. 

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Creating Wellness Policies for Your Park and Recreation Department

For a mission statement to be embraced, any effective wellness program must have as its foundation a system of policies that bolster the creation of a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment.

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‘Go Green With Us’

Tennessee State Parks’ sustainable practices program...

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Farming in Parks (aka #FarmPark)

Is your park working with local farmers to help fight hunger and improve nutrition?

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Ensuring Our Parks’ Future

When it comes to ensuring the future of our parks, one thing is for certain: neither one person nor one agency can do it alone.

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Values and Voice

Who is the most important user of parks and recreation infrastructure? Mothers and children? Teens? Seniors? Millennials? Does it matter?

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The Economic Power of Local Parks and Rec

NRPA's 2018 Economic Impact of Local Parks study empowers park and recreation professionals and advocates to speak with authority about the economic benefits of parks and recreation.

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‘Creating Good Citizens’

Dreamers, DACA and immigrants use parks, schools, soccer and sports to build community

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The Importance of Championing Your Work

NRPA Park Champion, Valleybrook Park, invites local officials to see firsthand the ROI on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Resilience grant.

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Wildlife Explorers Program Update

In August, five agencies completed implementation of the Wildlife Explorers program...

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Park & Recreation Month Cover Contest

Photo submissions for our Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest due March 30!

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NRPA on Capitol Hill

NRPA’s goes to the Hill with national partners in support of funding for arthritis programs...

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Member Spotlight: Sonya Shaw

Sonya Shaw, director of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources in North Carolina, has worked her way up the ladder to a leadership position...

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Preparing for Camp Season? We Can Help!

Let Fun Express help you prepare for camp season.

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And the Award Goes to…

Kevin Witte, CPRP, last year's Young Professional Fellow, shares about the benefits of applying for this award...

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Texas Park Sets Green Standard with Net Zero

Surrounded by a sprawling urban landscape, Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire, Texas, is setting the green standard for parks across the United States.

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Play Ball!

How Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation saved its spring youth baseball league...

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Inspire Your Peers While Improving Your Presentation Skills

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.

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Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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NRPA Park Pulse

With this month’s poll, we asked Americans if they want inclusive play options at community playgrounds.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, March

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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