One hundred years after the Greenwood District Massacre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is employing diversity equity, inclusion and accessibility as key park design principles.
Portland Parks and Recreation launches an initiative to transform underperforming landscapes into ecologically healthy and beautiful natural spaces.
Introducing a new TEDxCollegePark virtual experience for park and recreation professionals. Learn why you shouldn’t miss this FREE event.
As we look to make the most of our limited resources in the coming years, let us make sure that we are staying true to universal design and ethical planning principles.
Park and recreation professionals recognize the importance of designing open spaces that are accessible, inclusive and inviting to all.
Find out how the People’s Alliance for Rock Creek (PARC) and other park advocates made the case for keeping a major road in Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park closed to cars on weekdays.
Friends and colleagues pay tribute to one of NRPA's most energetic and dedicated former advocate board members and board chairs, who passed away on January 7.
On December 30, 2020, the park and recreation field lost a pioneer, who was instrumental in shaping the profession through his joint appointment at Indiana University and Purdue University.
East Bay Regional Park District’s outgoing general manager leaves many legacies that will benefit the lives of community members.
Recovery is top of mind in 2021. How can park and recreation professionals deliver programs safely while ensuring financial sustainability?
NRPA's research finds that operations and capital spending at local park and recreation agencies generated more than $166 billion in U.S. economic activity and supported 1.1 million jobs in 2017.
Park and recreation departments are leading providers of first-time employment opportunities for youth and young adults.
While the private sector can contribute to park departments by investing funds for operation, maintenance and/or capital development, there are four additional aspects of private-sector involvement that may be even more attractive.
Community and elected official support help make bonds, grants and taxes possible to establish funding that supports the completion of park and recreation projects.
The movement toward inclusive health can start small and grow from simple conversations with people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in your community.
Parks will play an essential role in the economic recovery of our nation and in addressing inequities in our cities.
In its second decade, SITES promises to use its growing influence as a municipal governance tool with the goal of codifying NRPA’s Three Pillars into local policy.
The federal district court discussed threats that prompted exclusion of an individual with intellectual disabilities from continued participation from a public recreation program in New Hampshire.
Municipal skate park operators can find qualified skateboarding instructors the same way they do for swimming, baseball and other sports.