NRPA Update

It’s Background Screening Season

The Background Investigation Bureau (BIB) can help with background screenings as you recruit volunteers this season.

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Introducing Our Brand New, Online Learning Portal

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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Wildlife Explorers: Connecting Kids to Nature

Four agencies are the recipients of NRPA's spring Wildlife Explorers grant.

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Los Angeles Innovation Lab Tackles Homelessness

Thought leaders across multiple fields and disciplines, and individuals who themselves were once homeless, offer insights into the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.

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Terry Hershey: ‘A Force of Nature for Nature’

Hershey, whose influence on conservation was national in scope, died January 19 on her 94th birthday.

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Member Spotlight: M. Jean Keller

M. Jean Keller, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download the March 2017 Parks & Recreation crossword puzzle.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download the February 2017 Parks & Recreation crossword puzzle.

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Tom O’Rourke to Lead NRPA Directors School

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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Member Spotlight: John C. Staley

John C. Staley, former director of Grand Forks Park District, North Dakota

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And the Winner Is…

Applications are now open for Gold Medal, NRPA National Awards and Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame.

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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Have You Thought About Certification as an Alternative Educational Experience?

Strengthen your knowledge and solidify your place among thousands of park and recreation professionals who are already enjoying the benefits of CPRP certification.

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CPRP Certification: The Key to Career Advancement

The jumping-off point to greater career advancement in parks and recreation.

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Save with NRPA-Sponsored Insurance Plans

Guard your sports program against insurance exposures and liabilities.

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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Call for NRPA Board of Directors Nominations

NRPA is looking for professional and citizen leaders who are passionate about parks, recreation and environmental conservation to help further the association's mission.

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Get Your Photography On!

The July cover of Parks & Recreation magazine is back in your hands!

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The ‘Why’ for the National Gold Medal Award

It's much more than an award, and here's "why" your agency should apply...

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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Gailes

Stephanie Gailes, Grants Administration Specialist, Parks and Neighborhoods Division, City of Memphis Parks and Recreation, Tennessee

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Southwest Airlines and NRPA: Helping to Restore Monarch Habitat

Southwest Airlines employees, working alongside park agency professionals and community members are helping to install and restore crucial pollinator species habitat.

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Revenue Production and Development

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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Member Spotlight: Patty Wieliczko

Patty Wieliczko, Graphics and Marketing Coordinator for the city of Thornton Park and Recreation in Thornton, Colorado.

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NRPA Hits the Red Carpet to Promote Recycling with ABC

The NRPA and Disney|ABC Imagine Green winning design puts in an appearance at the 68th Emmy Awards.

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Give the Gift that Keeps On Giving!

The Premier Certification Package, just one of the many great benefits included with being a Premier Member.

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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Webinar Wonderland

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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Will You Go Out With Us?

NRPA is joining REI outside again on Black Friday.

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Conference Recordings

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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Go Green on a Budget

Gain access to thousands of quality products from multiple suppliers with U.S. Communities.

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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Member Spotlight: Kristina K. Adams

Kristina K. Adams, Fitness Director/Special Events at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia

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Park and R.E.C.-reativity

The making of the highly entertaining and enlightening Park and Rec Kid video created by the city of North Miami Beach Parks and R.E.C. Department.

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Meet the New Chair

Steve Eckelberry takes the helm as the new chair of the NRPA Board of Directors.

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NRPA’s Wildlife Explorer Program

An out-of-school time nature discovery program that connects youth to nature.

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Member Spotlight: Carolyn McKnight

Carolyn McKnight, Superintendent, East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC)

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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NRPA Park Pulse

A monthly poll of Americans focused on park and recreation issues.

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Make Data a Walk in the Park

Want to instantly generate interactive local reports for your community?

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School Is In!

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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NRPA Live

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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Want Your Job Posting in Front of 7,000 People?

The NRPA Career Center is where park and recreation professionals find qualified candidates.

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Bon Voyage, Brenda Beales

Long-time NRPA staff member Beales to embark on epic road trip during retirement.

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Member Spotlight: Kristi McLeod Fondren, Ph.D.

Kristi McLeod Fondren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at Marshall University

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Portland Innovation Lab: Creating Change

Normalizing the difficult conversations about race and other inequities is necessary in order to promote change.

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NRPA Online Learning Has It All

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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