Two Building Better Communities Grant Program grantees transformed their parks into unique educational play experiences that connect their communities to the natural world.
The pandemic is showing how the mission of parks and recreation is evolving to include serving as a provider of social and health services in the effort to rebuild and reconnect communities.
The decline of city and county tax revenues to the COVID-19 pandemic will mean that now, more than ever, park budgets will depend upon partners from the private sector.
NRPA’s Pillars of Health and Wellness and Conservation often are interpreted as “what we do,” while Equity is the heart of “what we stand for.”
This health crisis has renewed our sense of nature and open spaces. It’s reminded us to truly appreciate our outdoor environment and understand how it contributes to our mental and physical health.
On June 6, 2,000 marchers peacefully exercised their First Amendment Rights by expressing their outrage at injustice and racism in our society at Algonkian Regional Park in Northern Virginia.
In 2020, the team at Cullman Parks, Recreation, and Sports Tourism (CPRST) succeeded in becoming the first park and recreation agency in the state of Alabama to reach accreditation.
Park and recreation field mourns the death of Robert García, the fierce champion of social justice and defender of parks and recreation.
Vandalism is not just a nuisance; it is also costly and dangerous. Learn simple ways to prevent vandalism and protect park and recreation property.
BIB and NRPA’s partnership was created to help park and recreation agencies do background screenings better. Learn a few things to keep in mind to help prevent risk.
One aspect of parks’ vitalness is the ubiquity of their usage; 6 in 7 U.S. adults visited a park, trail, open space or recreation facility at least once during the past year.
More than half (54%) of U.S. adults are likely to vacation close to home this summer, given the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to proximate distance, there are two other features of parks and open space that influence a property’s value: the proportion of park-like space in the locale and views from a property.
Well before the current coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) established significant programming, encouraging greater access by members of under-resourced communities.
Taking a closer look at the comprehensive response to substance use disorder, which is a public health crisis for park and recreation professionals.
Unfortunately, inequity is profoundly present in organized sports. Racial, economic and geographic disparities in access to sports and recreation had already created wide opportunity gaps and health inequities for many youth. This global health crisis is exacerbating those disparities.
Due to the pandemic, our communities are reconnecting with nature. How can we ensure they continue to engage with open spaces?
In the case of Pearson v. Georgia, the plaintiff claimed her demotion was the result of sex discrimination in violation of federal civil rights law.
Learn how new cooling technology is combating the issue of extreme heat on synthetic turf fields.
Utilizing your space more efficiently can help increase recreation programming initiatives and expand opportunities for your local community.
Agencies are using autonomous technology to paint "safe zones" to advance physical distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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