Park and recreation agencies provide mental health services to their professionals and to communities during coronavirus (COVID-19).
NRPA Board Member Philip Wu, M.D., speaks one-on-one with the chief executive of Well Being Trust.
Learn how Parks Build Community aims to improve a local community in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Health and wellness include prioritizing the importance of nutrition through healthy eating and offering access to food.
How can we, as park and recreation professionals, help community members maintain their overall health if we ignore our own health needs?
The framework provides a foundation of guiding principles that park and recreation professionals can build upon to create more equitable spaces, programs and services to advance community health and well-being.
On January 13, 2021, the profession lost a beloved former superintendent for the Jackson (Tennessee) Recreation and Parks Department and a dedicated champion of health and wellness.
From health departments to hospitals, experts in every community can provide insight into the roles a local park and recreation agency can play in improving the health and well-being of its residents.
During these uncertain times, it is important to make sure you are keeping your department and employees safe and covered.
In April, NRPA published a new report, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation, that highlights the state of DEI activities at agencies across the United States.
Nearly all (93%) U.S. adults say that activities offered by park and recreation professionals and their agencies are beneficial to their mental health.
Positioning public parks and recreation as vehicles for enhancing public health remains an important justification for the field’s tax support.
When properly leveraged, local parks serve as an invaluable community good.
LGBTQ+ people of color exist at the intersection of many simultaneous identities that are rarely captured in case studies, retention efforts, and program or policy reform.
Adaptive resource management is a structured, iterative process that allows for robust decision making in the face of uncertainty by learning from previous management outcomes.
In the case of Perez v. Lake County Rowing Association, Evelyn Perez filed suit against Lake County Rowing Association and the City of Clermont, Florida, asserting a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Since March 2020, the American Camp Association has focused on how it thinks about health, safety, risk management and quality.
Find out why Mount Airy (North Carolina) Parks and Recreation is excited to be one of five NRPA Youth Mentorship Program grantees.