NRPA Update

Introducing the Health and Wellness Advisory Panel’s Newest Members

Welcome to the newest members of NRPA’s Health and Wellness Advisory Panel.

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Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Winners Announced

Learn which 15 park projects were selected to each receive a $20,000 grant.

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What’s the Buzz? Celebrating Pollinators This June

NRPA is partnering with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation on the #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest.

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NRPA’s Public Policy Team on Capitol Hill

NRPA’s public policy team has been hard at work on Capitol Hill on some of the hottest debates happening right now in Congress.

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Navigating Indianapolis’ ‘Circle City’

Take advantage of one of the Off-Site Institutes (OSI) or Mobile Workshops that we’ve expanded for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, June

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

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Hot Topics

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

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We’ve Got You Covered!

Member Benefit: NRPA Insurance Programs, sponsored by K&K Insurance, are the one-stop shop for park and recreation organizations.

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The 2018 Gold Medal Awards Finalists

AAPRA, in partnership with NRPA, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

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Member Spotlight: Patrick Wesley

Wesley has devoted his career to parks and recreation, and currently serves as assistant director at Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation in Louisiana.

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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Get Ready for #NRPAFamilyFitDay 2018

Family Health & Fitness Day, held on June 9, promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.

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Persuade Your Boss, Like a Boss

How to justify your trip to the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

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Navigating the Leadership Learning Track

More than 30 education session at this year's conference will be devoted to cover the latest in leadership principles that will take you and your agency to the next level.

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2018 NRPA Directors School

The 2018 NRPA Directors School will feature an updated curriculum and will be held at a new location — the beautiful Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois.

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NRPA Exhibits at STEM Festival

Children design their own parks at the USA Science and Engineering Festival held at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

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Recommended Guidelines for Credentialing Volunteers

NRPA partnered with the Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) to help park and recreation agencies screen better.

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Member Spotlight: Todd Johnson

Manager, Golf Enterprises, at Fairfax County Park Authority in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, May

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

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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2018 NRPA Agency Performance Review Now Available

This annual publication is a review of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States.

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CPRP/CPRE Exams Now Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligible

Did you know the Post-9/11 GI Bill can also be used for certification programs?

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Celebrate National Water Safety Month in May

Help bring awareness to the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices.

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Commit to Health Impacts Nearly 300,000 Children

Now in its fourth year, the campaign has been implemented by 1,650 park and recreation sites nationally...

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‘Meet Me at the Park’ Update

NRPA is once again partnering with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television and ESPN — to celebrate Earth Month by helping to fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities.

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NRPA in the Winners’ Circle

NRPA’s Marketing and Communication’s team secures several awards for marketing campaigns and Parks & Recreation magazine last month.

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Member Spotlight: Sabrina Steward

South Region Area Manager for the Chicago Park District

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Replace Paper Forms with ePACT

ePACT — a cloud-based system that lets park and recreation departments easily and securely collect critical emergency data from families attending multiple programs.

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Making Play Possible Everywhere

The recent Play Everywhere Tour, powered by Target, NRPA, KaBOOM! and Playworks, showed just how easy it can be to help increase physical activity opportunities for kids and families in communities across the country.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, April

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

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How Does the Private Sector View Parks & Rec?

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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The Importance of Championing Your Work

NRPA Park Champion, Valleybrook Park, invites local officials to see firsthand the ROI on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Resilience grant.

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Wildlife Explorers Program Update

In August, five agencies completed implementation of the Wildlife Explorers program...

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Park & Recreation Month Cover Contest

Photo submissions for our Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest due March 30!

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NRPA on Capitol Hill

NRPA’s goes to the Hill with national partners in support of funding for arthritis programs...

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Inspire Your Peers While Improving Your Presentation Skills

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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Hot Topics

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NRPA Career Center

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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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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Networking Made Easy

Some FAQs to help you optimize your use of NRPA Connect - a members-only website where you can receive information, ask industry questions and get insight into trends in the field.

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Hot Topics

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Member Spotlight: Greg Brown

Parks Superintendent for the City of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department in Pinellas County, Florida.

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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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#MoveWithHeart During American Heart Month

Take the #MoveWithHeart pledge now and move more for your heart health during American Heart Month...

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NRPA Connect Networks

Grow your professional network - Join and become active in one of the NRPA Connect Networks.

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It’s Your Time to Shine

Applications for all the NRPA awards programs and scholarship and fellowships are open now through March 23.

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Money On Your Mind?

The Revenue Management and Development School takes place March 11–16 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Member Spotlight: Lucky D'Ascanio

Lucky D’Ascanio, Falmouth Parks and Community Programs director, in Falmouth, Maine, has worked with providing programming for older adults for more than 20 years.

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'I Just Got an Email About...'

NRPA resources include the accessibility practice of WT Group, formerly known as Recreation Accessibility Consultants.

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

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

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