Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks closed parks spaces, housed people experiencing homelessness and prepared open parkland for mobile emergency operations.
It is at this time, amid a global pandemic and other public health issues, that the unmatched ability of the park and recreation profession to promote, protect and improve the health of people and communities has never been more important.
Learn from local leaders across the country who are paving the path forward through collaboration and by forging new connections, formal and informal, among government, residents and the private sector alike.
Parks and recreation is resilient, and NRPA’s leadership will continue to serve as the beacon for best practices in our profession.
Parks & Recreation magazine’s new executive editor, Vitisia “Vi” Paynich, reflects on the June issue and the challenges the field is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s mixed-method approach to community engagement is key to understanding local perspectives and priorities while building trust.
NRPA and Elizabethton Parks and Recreation have partnered to implement and expand evidence-based mentoring practices for at-risk and high-risk youth in Carter County, Tennessee.
A well-respected professional and advocate, Ramsey worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority while serving as a Board of Trustees member with NRPA from 1981 to 1983.
NRPA’s Path to Recovery framework includes comprehensive guidance, tools and resources focused on lifting restrictions and reinstating operations.
Bioblitz events allow park professionals and park visitors to gain a deeper understanding, better connection to and feeling of ownership of their park.
The city of College Park, Kentucky, is working with the community to re-examine the current amenities and imagining a future park system that provides broader access.
With these guidelines, learn to shift your perspective to bring upper management on board and develop a productive working relationship.
NRPA offers members a variety of learning opportunities to help you gain knowledge and fast track your career development.
In late March, NRPA launched a survey series to track how COVID-19 was affecting park and recreation agencies across the nation. Read the Parks Snapshot Survey Data.
Park and recreational professionals nationwide moved swiftly to provide modified programming to best serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read a review of 21 studies that measured the impact of golf courses on property values and how the impact of golf courses is different from parks.
P&R agencies are well suited to serve as SNAP application assistance centers, as well as helping recipients navigate their benefits and work toward routine renewal.
Incorporating green infrastructure into parks can help boost their overall benefit to communities through increased health, environmental, social and economic benefits.
Because June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month, it allows us the perfect opportunity to consider how we can better serve our LGBTQ+ family, friends and neighbors.
In the featured case, the plaintiffs claim the defendant City violated their First Amendment rights by applying picketing and noise ordinances to their activities.
Due to health risks from exposure to UV radiation, shade canopies are quickly becoming required equipment rather than optional amenities.
P&R agencies have assumed a prominent role in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with local schools and food banks to distribute meals to children.
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