When it comes to ensuring the future of our parks, one thing is for certain: neither one person nor one agency can do it alone.
It’s the time of the year when communities around the world are in a festive, celebratory mood. From decked out neighborhoods and city streets, to parks aglow with holiday lights, there are plenty of opportunities for people to come together to ring out the old and ring in the new year.
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we proudly devote this month’s issue to the military.
Whether you’re a child, teen or adult, being able to engage in play in neighborhood parks and participating in fun-filled activities at local recreation facilities is essential to maintaining one’s physical and mental health.
Don’t forget to promote the importance of good health and wellness while offering fun summer programs and activities.
NRPA has the tools to help you nurture future as well as current leaders in your organization.
Now, more than ever, it's important for those of us in parks and recreation to continue to draw attention to critical environmental causes, such as clean water and clean air, climate change and land conservation.
Attention to detail is critical to the successful planning and execution of any project.
Park and recreation agencies and professionals are the backbone of their communities in times both challenging and tranquil.
NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director, Gina Mullins-Cohen, salutes the Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals, experts in cutting-edge recreational opportunities for military families.
NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director, Gina Mullins-Cohen, highlights the growing popularity of arts in parks and the wealth of education and special events on tap for this year’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director Gina Mullins-Cohen agrees change is hard, but it’s also necessary.
NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director, Gina Mullins-Cohen, embraces the height of summer as one of the most important times of the year for parks and recreation.
Gina Mullin-Cohen, NRPA's vice president of marketing, communications and publications, reflects on NRPA's recent conference and asks the membership how we can better serve our communities through our desire for change.
Parks & Recreation Magazine’s Editorial Director reflects on unsupervised children in parks and social equity, while looking ahead to NRPA’s 50th anniversary.
Parks & Recreation Magazine’s Editorial Director challenges readers to find the “park and rec kid” inside and give some thought to how early experiences with parks and recreation shape today’s perceptions of the industry.
Parks & Recreation Magazine’s publisher and editorial director talks about social equity, one of NRPA's three strategic pillars and the main editorial focus of the August 2014 issue.
Elizabeth Beard, managing editor of Parks & Recreation Magazine, talks about learning new things every day in her profession and how park and recreation professionals can benefit their communities best when they open up to learning from others' experiences.
Managing Editor Beth Beard talks about the difficulties cities face when considering entering a public/private partnership but cautions against losing sight of the bigger picture
Parks & Recreation's Managing Editor Beth Beard discusses the socially equitable aspects of golf that can make it a game for everyone.
Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard discusses many essential ways that water ties all parks together.
Parks & Recreation's Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard discusses the demonstrated passion people have for their parks.
Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard introduces several articles in this issue of Parks & Recreation and explores how the power of social suggestion can influence fitness, conservation, spending habits and more.
Managing Editor Beth Beard shares her thoughts on the expectations our communities have in their parks and recreation departments and introduces NRPA's new three-pillar messaging campaign.
Editor Phil Hayward discusses technologies trending in parks and recreation.
Editor Phil Hayward explains the significance of research for the future of parks and recreation.
Editor Phil Hayward shares his perspective on how the recent election might change the field of parks and recreation, and how NRPA members can take a more proactive stand.
Parks & Recreation Editor Phil Hayward introduces the cover story on park-friendly mayors and gives tips on how to bring your local elected officials around to your cause.
The editor of Parks & Recreation shares his thoughts on proactively embracing change for the future of the park and recreation industry.
What's lost in the debate about whether or not playgrounds can be too safe is whether kids are even getting enough unstructured playtime outside at all.
How park and recreation agencies innovate in a risk-averse era.
It’s a great but rare day when all goes according to plan. Dwight Eisenhower knew this well when he quipped that plans were useless for preparing for battle, while planning was indispensable. Polar explorer Roald Amundsen simplified it even more with his observation that adventure is just bad planning. But for our purposes in the field of parks and recreation, I like the advice tendered by the great civic architect Daniel Burnham: “Make no small plans.”