Novel trends in design combined with innovative approaches to playground use and access to a variety of funding sources are making playgrounds a place to gather, play and stay.
NRPA, in partnership with The Lakeshore Foundation, awarded four local park and recreation agencies $1,000 each in microgrant funding to implement an innovative, inclusive project.
A recent study, commissioned by NRPA and conducted by a team of Pennsylvania State University researchers, provides some important insight about how local government officials perceive parks and recreation...
Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District’s 21.5-acre “All Access” park
Crowdfunding is proving a useful new tool for park and recreation agencies across the country.
This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.
The New Normal. Paradigm Shift. These two phrases are now essential everyday language, but what do they mean--economically speaking--to parks and recreation? Felicia Leonard, Administrative Support Manager in Clearwater, Florida, explains the paradigm shift that has transformed the city from a recreation service provider to a service facilitator for specific programs
Yet another state is threatened with loss of critical funding for parks. The impending elimination of the Pennsylvania's Keystone Fund has stunned parks and conservation advocates in that state. Proponents of the fund have mounted an aggressive statewide effort to mobilize public opposition to this planned budget cut.