Agencies should take full control of their fireworks displays to ensure a successful event for their community. Learn how!
This program, spearheaded by Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, has seen great results in reducing youth violence in the community.
Creating welcoming, inclusive public spaces involves several skill sets which good parks staff have mastered.
Going forward, we must be willing to accept the surveillance of our institutions and ourselves by others.
Latin crosses, the traditional symbols of Christianity, have had a long association with publicly owned places, especially parks.
The USTA’s customizable adult social play programs are making tennis more accessible than ever before.
What can/should be done to encourage positive, proper treatment of officials?
In many communities, parks and recreation is leading community-integrated health strategies by formally (and informally) partnering with healthcare entities to improve community health.
Four years ago, a small but very significant grant started a chain reaction that has impacted the Chanute Recreation Commission and the town of Chanute, Kansas in exciting ways!
Learn how Apex Parks and Recreation District examined and went about redesigning its branding and communication standards.
Your agency can use Facebook Ads to help grow your programs, reach new audiences and much more.
Building and executing a robust marketing and awareness strategy for your agency today can help prepare it for tomorrow’s challenges.
Learn how the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks is increasing equitable access to nature through its Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors (ECHO) initiative.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy battles threats to its tree populations with biodiversity.
An agency’s successful approach to tackling the Gold Medal Award application as a team.
Apex Park and Recreation District and partners answered the plea to revive the heart of their community.
Explore the importance of providing young professionals with the preparation needed to excel in their current position and to prepare them for future opportunities.
A city park in Seattle hosted the ninth and 10th Great American CampOuts, which provided a free overnight weekend retreat for 46 families, most of whom live in public housing in the surrounding neighborhoods.
A few years back, the staff of Lincoln Park noticed a unique opportunity to try to connect the generations with multigenerational programming.
Park and recreation professionals are determining how to regulate drones and accommodate public recreation flying in a way that is safe and productive.
While dog parks are certainly welcomed by dog owners, the value and benefits of these spaces extend far beyond the dog community.
The city of Raleigh undertook an in-depth study, and through a community needs assessment, it became clear that dog parks are an important park use with an unmet need.
As social equity becomes more entwined in parks and rec, Milwaukee Recreation intentionally has focused on ensuring that resources and opportunities are also allocated based on need.
Images play a powerful part in communicating. Learn how one agency is using images to communicate inclusion.
This project will substantially improve the quality of life for everyone in Greater Houston by helping to mitigate the risk and impact of future floods.
A unique renovation allows Vincennes, Indiana, to continue to enjoy its 80-year-old pool.
NRPA president and CEO, Barbara Tulipane, CAE, recently announced her retirement. Board of Directors welcomes new chair along with three new board members.
In May, NRPA convened its 10th Innovation Lab, which brought together leaders inside and outside of parks and recreation to explore how the field impacts regional economic competitiveness and quality of life.
From gardening programs to a program that has a red barn as a logo, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is “ag-vocating” for the field of agriculture and the role it plays in the community.
For the past 20 years, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has worked to preserve undeveloped land through its Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP).
An analysis of hundreds of park signs revealed seven basic categories...
Tennessee State Parks’ sustainable practices program...
How Western DuPage Special Recreation Association provides adults with disabilities a unique opportunity for growth and independence...
Administrators and city councils recognize that as their residents age, the need for recreation opportunities for older adults becomes more important, and the question becomes how to deliver these services efficiently and cost effectively.
Mega-10 Park was recently selected by the Marshalltown Times-Republican newspaper as one of the town’s best places to visit.
Tips on creating a comprehensive programming performance evaluation.
San Diego is home to the nation’s largest concentration of military personnel, with some 95,000 veterans. Since there is a large military presence, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) wanted to provide recreational opportunities for injured service members/veterans.
Entire master plans are designed and executed based on the numerical data that serves to encapsulate the narrative of a community. Yet, the decisions made using such data often result in investments that might not prove to be as successful as expected.
With ever-increasing choices and competition, dedicated and specialized marketing and branding is a critical tool to an agency’s survival.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy shares lessons learned as it celebrates 20 years.
The January 2017 Point-in-Time Count, conducted by Snohomish County, Washington, estimated that 515 individuals were experiencing chronic homelessness in and around Everett, which is located 30 miles north of Seattle.
Bentonville Parks and Recreation provides community with a unique amenity.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District shares how, by developing its own internal think tank called the Future Trends Team, it's been able to get ahead of change rather than just react to it.
Learn how Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation, through its 'Good for You, Good for All' campaign, is working to increase the usage of local park and recreation facilities statewide.
Infrared technology allows asphalt repair work in colder temperatures, even below freezing and in the snow.
Strategic partnerships and active community engagement returned the joy of swimming to residents of a small Tennessee town.
Columbia, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department survey elicits some surprising feedback from the owners of property adjacent to the MKT Trail.
So, how did the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department help attract thousands of visitors from all age groups to the community's older downtown area for 12 months out of the year?
How Colorado Springs Parks Department went from the shutdown of its parks and services to being ranked No. 1 park in the country by TripAdvisor.
Parks, trails and playgrounds are three of the top five most important amenities requested by those looking to buy or build new homes.