NRPA Update

Give to Parks This Giving Season

As the end of the year approaches, NRPA is also seeking donations because the work we do together is changing the world and shaping lives.

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Get Recognition with an NRPA Award

Starting January 7, 2019, NRPA will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Awards Program.

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Take a [First Day] Hike!

January 1, 2019, will mark the 27th year anniversary of the First Day Hike initiative.

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Connect Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month.

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Member Benefit: Proactive ADA Compliance - Facilities, Policies and Programs

At the WT Group, it's common for us to field agency questions regarding ADA compliance.

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Member Spotlight: Michael Biedenstein, CPRP

Find out the most important lesson Michael Biedenstein has learned at St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, December

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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10-Minute Walk Campaign Marks Its First Anniversary

October 10, 2018, marked the first year of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. See how it was celebrated in communities across the country.

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What's Next for LWCF?

Congress did not reauthorize the LWCF before the September 29 deadline. Members of Congress need to hear from you!

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Consider Joining the NRPA Board of Directors

The NRPA Board of Directors is seeking individuals with experience in one or more of NRPA’s three Pillars: Health and Wellness, Conservation and Social Equity.

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Remembering William Beckner, Jr.

NRPA notes the passing this past July of a park and recreation stalwart, Bill Beckner.

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Local Park and Recreation Agencies: Leading Providers of Out-of-School Time Programs Nationwide

NRPA released a new Out-of-School Time (OST) Report. It is a follow-up to a 2016 NRPA study that first explored OST programs.

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Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity

NRPA and WEF are working to adapt the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum and scholarships are available.

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Dogs in Parks Photo Contest Results

Results of the Dogs in Parks photo contest.

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Connect Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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Give the Gift of Certification — at a Discount!

Learn more about the NRPA Premier Package benefits!

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Member Spotlight: Cheryl Michelet

Michelet serves as BREC’s director of communications. Learn more about her role at the agency and the importance of social media in its messaging.

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, November

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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Call for 2019 Conference Session Proposals

An opportunity to expand your professional circle...

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You WERE Yeti!

Congratulations to last month's "Search for SMALLFOOT Scavenger Hunt Challenge," in celebration of the release of Warner Bros. new animated film, SMALLFOOT.

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Great Urban Parks Campaign Grantees Announced

Ten agencies are the newest grantees to receive funding to help them implement green stormwater infrastructure projects.

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10-Minute Walk Learning Series

A space where you can connect with peers about what it takes to achieve equitable access to quality parks.

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Agency Performance Survey Now Open

Your agency's data added to NRPA Park Metrics helps create the nation's most robust park and recreation agency performance database - a key resource for you.

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Meet the New NRPA Equity Advisory Panel

NRPA's new Equity Advisory Panel will help ensure equity remains a core theme of our work.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Gold Medal Award Winners

Learn who are the recipients of the 2018 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque...

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Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

Eleven newly accredited and 22 reaccredited agencies were announced at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, October

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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Save Hours of Administrative Time with ePACT

ePACT’s centralized, cloud-based system helps staff streamline registration and information collection processes.

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Member Spotlight: Patrick Marron

Marron, maintenance supervisor for Helena Parks and Recreation in Montana

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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The 2018 Conference Program Committee

This committee provides an invaluable level of support for NRPA staff as they work together to recruit and select the best, most relevant education sessions.

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Virtual Conference Opportunities

Check out the NRPA Annual Conference live streaming event!

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Get Yeti!

This September, NRPA is partnering with SMALLFOOT, the upcoming Warner Bros. film.

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NRPA Launches ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service Initiative

This new initiative offers corporate employees an opportunity to volunteer in a local park.

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

See what's trending with members in NRPA Connect.

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Member Discount Programs

NRPA members receive special discounts on products and services.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, September

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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Member Spotlight: Nancy Winzer and Taylor Winzer

Nancy Winzer has been with the City of Port Huron Recreation Department since 1993, however, she isn’t the only person in her family. Her daughter, Taylor, also joined the agency.

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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A Conversation with SaulPaul

A ‘Musician with a Message’ and second 2018 NRPA Annual Conference keynote speaker.

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Five NRPA Conference Hacks from the Insiders

Tips from an experienced insider can make all the difference.

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Directors’ Corner

See a sampling of some of the Directors' Corner education sessions to be offered at conference.

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Education on the Go

Get a glimpse of some pre-conference workshops, off-site institutes and mobile workshops available during conference.

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Special Events

At the NRPA Annual Conference, there will be sessions as well as opportunities to interact with peers and have fun.

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NRPA’s 2nd Annual Summer Camp on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress rediscover their love for summer camp.

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The NRPA Store

Providing you with the tools to help you expand your knowledge and stay current in the field.

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