Connect Hot Topics

February 6, 2019, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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It’s been a busy month on NRPA Connect, the only professional networking platform dedicated to the latest hot topics and newest trends in parks and recreation:

  1. Volunteer Coach Training – Volunteer coaches are an important component of successful park and recreation programs. So, how often should you have your returning volunteer sport coaches recertify their coaches training and their background checks? Do you ask the coaches to pay for their background check or training? Chime in today!
  2. Durable Easter Eggs – It’s that time of year to start planning for your agency’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Durable Easter eggs are a vital part of this popular event. NRPA members share their favorite places to buy the eggs, and their alternatives for candy.
  3. Coyotes – Dealing with wildlife is one of the many challenges park and recreation professionals face in their day-to-day activities. What advice can you offer to a member regarding coyotes getting too close to civilians using their trails?
  4. Spring Concert Series – Has your agency ever hosted a concert series? What are the pros and cons of hosting such an event? A colleague currently is putting together a Spring Concert Series and has reached out to bands for pricing, what will be needed for the band to perform, how large of a venue is needed, etc. What other details are they missing?

Have a question or idea you would like to share? Connect with colleagues across the country today.