Editor's Letter

Ensuring Our Parks’ Future

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.

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A Time for Celebration

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.

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Thank You for Your Service

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we proudly devote this month’s issue to the military.

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Beyond Child's Play

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.

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Think Healthy Across the Board

Don’t forget to promote the importance of good health and wellness while offering fun summer programs and activities.

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A Path to Leadership

NRPA has the tools to help you nurture future as well as current leaders in your organization.

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A Threat to Our Legacy

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.

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It’s All in the Details

Attention to detail is critical to the successful planning and execution of any project.

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Diligence, Not Despair

Park and recreation agencies and professionals are the backbone of their communities in times both challenging and tranquil.

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Saluting MWR

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.

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The Art of Progress in Many Forms

 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. 

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’

NRPA Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Publishing and Editorial Director Gina Mullins-Cohen agrees change is hard, but it’s also necessary. 

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30 Years of Summer Fun

 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. 

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Making It

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.

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49 and Counting

 Parks & Recreation Magazine’s Editorial Director reflects on unsupervised children in parks and social equity, while looking ahead to NRPA’s 50th anniversary. 

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The Making of a Park and Rec Kid

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.

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Golf the Fairway

Parks & Recreation's Managing Editor Beth Beard discusses the socially equitable aspects of golf that can make it a game for everyone.

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Every Park Is a Water Park

Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard discusses many essential ways that water ties all parks together.

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Passion Play

Parks & Recreation's Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard discusses the demonstrated passion people have for their parks.

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In Parks We Trust

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.

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Work Smarter, Not Just Harder

Editor Phil Hayward discusses technologies trending in parks and recreation.

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