Here are nine key tips to help you confidently prepare and reduce your anxiety.
NRPA President and CEO Kristine Stratton and former NRPA Board Member Neelay Bhatt are teaming up to deliver a keynote address at the 2020 Agents of Change Summit, February 10–11.
This four-step guide will give your agency the information it needs to set clear goals for the survey, gain a high response rate from your community and use the data to strengthen your agency.
The director of Cincinnati Parks shares how she has developed her career and reveals her thoughts on mentorship in the field of parks and recreation.
This year, we want showcase the diversity of park and recreation professionals!
NRPA now is accepting applications for the Innovation Awards, Spotlight Awards, scholarships, fellowships as well as the National Gold Medal Award Program.
Through this initiative, NRPA will provide P&R agencies with resources for integrating green infrastructure into park projects that address climate impact, improve community health and advance social equity in parks and green spaces.
An NRPA member asks for suggestions regarding player requests for youth leagues. Log in to NRPA Connect to join the discussion.
NRPA members will gain peace of mind knowing that their volunteers and employees are being well-vetted using some of the most powerful and advanced background checks available.
The deadline for contributing your agency’s 2019 data through the NRPA Park Metrics Agency Performance Survey is approaching.
NRPA has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company, the city of Atlanta and others to tackle the problem in Atlanta’s Proctor Creek watershed.
The recreation supervisor for City of Omaha (Nebraska) Parks and Recreation discusses his experience with pickleball and shares his thoughts on the sport.
Applications open in January 2020 for the NRPA Innovation Awards, Spotlight Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships, and the Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame.
NRPA’s new Product Spotlight video series features interviews with leading park and recreation product developers that tell the story behind the design and inspiration of their products.
An NRPA member asks for suggestions regarding mobile rec units. Log in to NRPA Connect to join the discussion.
ePACT's system saves time, money and effort, controls authorized access to data, and improves the accuracy and accessibility of critical participant information.
More than one million children and families now have increased access to play and physical activity at a result of the campaign.
Read about the water-inspired play area projects planned in two grantee communities.
Ten communities will receive 10 Minute Walk grant funding to help increase access to quality parks close to home.
Following the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, many exhibitors generously donated materials to help local organizations in need.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to validate the great work you do and show decision makers the intrinsic value of your work with an NRPA Award.
This annual program connects state park visitors with guided hikes to inspire a connection with nature at a time of year not typically associated with outdoor recreation.
The NRPA offers members risk management solutions through NRPA-sponsored insurance programs.
Several NRPA members provide thoughtful suggestions to a college senior seeking advice on finding an entry level job in parks and recreation.
Parks & Recreation recently spoke with Smith to learn about her career in aquatics and how she keeps up with the field.
Registration is currently open for several upcoming partner schools, which offer high-level education and networking experiences at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Fort Collins used the CAPRA Accreditation process strategically as a roadmap to examine, assess and improve its operations.
These agencies have earned this national accreditation for park and recreation agencies — a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.
And remember, it’s never too early to start gathering the information needed to apply for the 2020 Gold Medal Awards!
This new video series tells the story behind the design and development of some of the newest park and recreation products. Discover what makes these products unique.
NRPA, in conjunction with Oglebay’s National Training Center and North Carolina State University, introduces this new one-year school to teach students how to create a sustainability plan for agencies.
NRPA members share their experiences with hosting events for mothers and sons.
NRPA members have access to a 20 percent discount on the thousands of new items for the holiday season!
Keller helped to launch a new agency and to develop more than 200 acres of parkland.
Apply today to attend the upcoming one-day Playground Maintenance Course Instructor workshop on December 5, 2019.
Learn how three agencies that received innovation cohort funding through the Increasing Access to Healthy Meals at Parks grant have turned innovative strategies into action.
What were some of the challenges and takeaways for the agency from going through the CAPRA accreditation process?
Submit your unique presentation ideas for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 27–29, 2020.
Get to know Dr. Payan, general manager of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.
Members chime in with their policy suggestions regarding bounce house inflatables
Has your agency completed an access audit and transition plan, and are you aware of ADA requirements and what they mean for your organization?
Prepare for the next aquatics season with an NRPA aquatics certificate.
This survey is a good starting place for park and rec salary examinations.
NRPA welcomes Philip Wu, M.D., a retired pediatric obesity specialist, to the 2019–2020 NRPA Board of Directors.
This award, bestowed by the AAPRA, recognizes the outstanding contributions by an individual to the promotion and development of public parks and conservation in the United States.