Funding

Innovative Playground Design Trends and Fundraising Resources

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.

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NRPA Provides Microgrant Funding

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.

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The Great Recession’s Profound Impact on Parks and Recreation

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...

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Collaboration: The Key to Development of Oregon’s Mountain View Champions Park

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District’s 21.5-acre “All Access” park

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With a Little Help From Friends

Crowdfunding is proving a useful new tool for park and recreation agencies across the country.

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Raising Money and Awareness One Dollar at a Time

This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.

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The New Normal How the City of Clearwater Develops Public Private Partnerships

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

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Pennsylvania Park Recreation and Conservation Fund under Attack

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.

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