Carol Potter, who recently retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) after more than 33 years, was the assistant director of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) policy within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.
Fun Express has eliminated the sometimes long and drawn out process of searching multiple websites and going store-to-store to find just the right items at just the right price for your program needs.
The NAAEE 30 Under 30 program recognizes individuals in the United States and internationally, 30 years of age or younger, who are game changers in their community.
The Taos Land Trust recently received a $575,000 grant from NRPA, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, to support its water restoration project along a portion of the Rio Grande.
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.
Through this historic parks-advocacy campaign, these organizations, in collaboration with the nation’s mayors, will work to ensure that everyone in the United States lives within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.
The 2017 Agency Performance Survey is now open to accept your NRPA Park Metrics data.
Parks for Inclusion launched last month during the annual conference in New Orleans with the goal of ensuring all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.
Diane Drake, assistant director of evaluation and partnership development for the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge (BREC).
Is your methodology leading the way or a best practice in attracting risk?
Seven new members were elected to the NRPA Board of Directors during the 2017 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Professional development certificates represent a new and important direction for continued learning.
Listen to the latest park and recreation news on Open Space Radio.
Replace paper medical forms, waivers and consents for families attending rec programs with ePACT.
Maria Nardi, director of Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Twenty-five park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide have been selected to receive grants to support projects that increase access to play spaces.
The briefing provided an opportunity for OAK members to discuss programs across the federal government that support opportunities for children, youth and families to learn, play and serve in the outdoors.
Hiring is a large obstacle to tackle, but starting off right can make the process much easier.
The NRPA Awards and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NRPA National Awards, Diversity Scholarship, Student Scholarship and Young Professional Fellowship.
On Thursday, June 29, congressional staffers were treated to a taste of a typical day in a park and recreation summer program as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Summer Camp on Capitol Hill.
Laura Bauernfeind, City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department’s golf manager.
NRPA lost one of its much-loved members last month with the passing of David Lose of Nashville, Tennessee, who died unexpectedly at age 77 while on a trip to Ireland with his wife Betti.
NRPA-sponsored insurance programs for members is provided by K&K to help keep you safe and insured.
Wendy Waddle, special populations supervisor, Rock Hill (South Carolina) Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Excitement is building as the 28 Gold Medal Finalists prepare for the Grand Award announcement during the September 26, 2017 Opening General Session at NRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference.
The Austin Innovation Lab addressed the challenges youth and adults face and attendees gained valuable knowledge and lessons learned from their peers.
NRPA's Health and Wellness Advisory Panel is excited to welcome two new members.
NRPA is excited to expand the Meet Me at the Park program and provide additional communities with increased access to play spaces in local parks.
Join us to celebrate on Saturday, June 10.
Jay Tryon, director of parks and recreation, Town of Indian Trail (North Carolina).
NRPA members can post their internships and seasonal positions on the NRPA Career Center for FREE.
Influential leadership is about crafting a work culture that allows employees to thrive.
This year's NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans will feature more leadership- and management-themed sessions.
Metro Parks Tacoma holds a hackathon to identify new ways technology could improve engagement with parks and recreation.
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.
Adriane Clutter, youth development manager, Montgomery County (Maryland) Recreation
Help raise awareness to the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices.
This report provides data and insights to help park and recreation professionals identify the best decisions for their agency and community.