NRPA Update

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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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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September 22 Marks the 25th Annual National Public Lands Day

Make plans to join NEEF for the 25th annual National Public Lands Day.

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

See what's trending with members in NRPA Connect.

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Visit the Career Center at the NRPA Annual Conference

See what you can do at the NRPA Career Center booth at conference.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, August

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

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Member Spotlight: Patricia Polzin, CPRP

Parks & Recreation magazine recently spoke with Polzin, executive director of Crete Park District in Illinois.

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NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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A Conversation with Peter Kageyama

An internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist will be the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference keynote speaker at the Opening General Session.

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‘The Year of the Woman’

Among the sessions offered at this year’s conference, several are aimed at increasing our understanding of the role of women, past and present, in parks and recreation.

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2018 NRPA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Highlights

The 2018 NRPA Exhibit Hall provides a spectacular display of more than 450 exhibitors that is sure to provide you with awesome ideas and solutions for all your needs.

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Congratulations! to the 2018 Innovation and Spotlight Awards Recipients

New this year, the NRPA Innovation Awards recognize park and recreation agencies nationwide that have improved and empowered their communities through innovative practices in park design, health and wellness, conservation and social equity.

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Parks for Pollinators

In June, NRPA held the #Parks4Pollinators Photo contest.

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The Passing of Two Trailblazers in Parks and Recreation

NRPA celebrates the lives of two trailblazers in the parks and recreation field.

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$2 Million for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Applications are now being accepted for grant funding that will support green stormwater infrastructure projects in 10–12 U.S. communities.

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Building Healthy Communities with Family Health & Fitness Day

Together, we are bringing awareness to the important role of parks and recreation in building healthy, active communities. #NRPAFamilyFitDay

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August: The Best Month to Champion Your Park

On August 3, members of Congress will head home for the summer to connect with constituents for an entire month — a huge opportunity for your agency!

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How to Get the Most Value for Your Park & Recreation Spend

By aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide, a government purchasing cooperative, like U.S. Communities, can help reduce costs and provide access to top-quality suppliers through competitively solicited contracts.

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Member Spotlight: Max Madalinski

Madalinski didn’t anticipate a career in parks and recreation. However, an opening for an associate parks project coordinator eventually, led him to the field he is still enjoying.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, July

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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