NRPA’s analysis and fearless predictions for what will be the most significant trends in parks and recreation is now entering its fourth year.
To better understand the complexity of homelessness within public parks, we conducted a series of interviews and came to realize a need for public education is paramount.
Let's make parks and recreation a top trending topic. If it is, our world will be a better place with more opportunities for large-scale beneficial changes.
In this issue we examine the balance park managers must strike between addressing the health and safety concerns associated with homelessness and remaining empathetic to their predicament.
Make sure your agency has entered and updated its data in NRPA Park Metrics, the most comprehensive source of data standards and insights for park and recreation agencies.
Americans agree communities should make special efforts to create designated areas to support pollinators, however, they are less confident knowing what actions to take.
ULI recently released a report that highlights the business case for real estate professionals to incorporate parks and open spaces into development projects.
A few years back, the staff of Lincoln Park noticed a unique opportunity to try to connect the generations with multigenerational programming.
Review highlights from a few departments of various sizes and some of the federal money they have received for park and recreation projects.
A nonprofit organization, alleged a city of Fort Lauderdale ordinance and a related park rule violated the First Amendment.
NRPA staff recently visited NYC Parks to learn how it is dealing with climate change impacts and to gather ideas for building climate resilient parks.
Transforming small, underutilized areas into mini-soccer pitches, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is serving communities that lack large open spaces and funding to build full-sized fields.
President of Friends of ABC Park, the new Parks Build Community project, discusses what keeps him motivated to volunteer every day after 17 years.
Ernest W. Burkeen, Jr. passed away in December. When we reached out to gather anecdotes from those who knew him well, the accolades began pouring in.
NRPA is pleased to promote heart health by joining with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institute (NHLBI) to promote American Heart Month this February.
Laura Kelly, who served as executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA), is the new governor of Kansas.
See what people are talking about this month.
Background screening can be complicated, but it’s an important part of your safety plan.
Karla Kelley serves as the regional manager for DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Find out what makes her job rewarding and her wish for the new year.
Professional Development Opportunities
How can park and recreation departments keep community members engaged and on the path to a healthier lifestyle? Consider these new fitness programming trends.
Following a fire in 2016, Leo Hennessy, trails coordinator for Idaho State Parks and Recreation, delayed retirement to see the system of yurts restored.
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