Off-leash dog parks are one of the fastest growing type of parks in cities across the nation. What are the characteristics of a great dog park?
Over the course of four days, approximately 8,000 attendees had the opportunity to network, participate in 300+ education sessions and explore an exhibit hall showcasing the products and services of more than 450 exhibitors.
At NRPA’s Seattle Innovation Lab in August the theme, “#Winning: The Art of Getting Voters to Open Their Wallets for Parks,” focused on best practices and valuable resource tools for securing dedicated park funding.
What will it take for park and recreation agencies to be successful in the future?
Dogs provide health benefits to their owners, so shouldn't park agencies help provide communities with parks and amenities designed especially for those canine companions?
Data can be a compelling tool to help make important decisions affecting your agency and to make the case for greater and more steady funding.
As popularity grows, more agencies provide dog parks for the areas they serve.
Dogs don’t have owners, they have families. People are deciding where to live, work and play based on dog-welcoming infrastructure and policies.
See how one Washington D.C. community used creative thinking in the planning of a dog space, and secured a sponsor to manage the space, to turn the addition into a community asset.
While dog parks are certainly welcomed by dog owners, the value and benefits of these spaces extend far beyond the dog community.
The city of Raleigh undertook an in-depth study, and through a community needs assessment, it became clear that dog parks are an important park use with an unmet need.
As our nation moves forward into an era of rising seas and extreme weather, America’s “Best Restored Beaches” are some of the nation’s best examples of community coastal resilience projects.
Should local government officials or the courts decide potential off-leash controversies and conflicts between dog owners and other park users?
America’s nearly 90 million dogs produce about 11 million tons of dog waste per year.
There is an opportunity to be more thoughtful about the role parks can play in promoting health equity for all.
October 10, 2018, marked the first year of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. See how it was celebrated in communities across the country.
Congress did not reauthorize the LWCF before the September 29 deadline. Members of Congress need to hear from you!
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.
NRPA notes the passing this past July of a park and recreation stalwart, Bill Beckner.
NRPA released a new Out-of-School Time (OST) Report. It is a follow-up to a 2016 NRPA study that first explored OST programs.
NRPA and WEF are working to adapt the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum and scholarships are available.
Results of the Dogs in Parks photo contest.
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Michelet serves as BREC’s director of communications. Learn more about her role at the agency and the importance of social media in its messaging.
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Last year 900,000 people suffering with the flu were hospitalized. Learn what you can do to prepare for this flu season.
When preparing for natural disasters it is important to educate residents on how best to care for pets.
What should a zoo do with a lion cub that needs to be separated from his mother’s care for a couple of months while a wound heals? Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park found out.