Check in on what Miami-Dade County is doing to grow its community with nature-based play.
Learn how the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado delivered on the vision of extending their 275-acre property’s trail system.
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation created an engaging campaign involving a fake bird to inspire people to more actively use the parks.
Dr. Susan Mathieu shares how she fosters happiness in her community with a Happiness and Humor class for older adults.
Denver launches a cooperative community solar initiative to support climate adaptation and increase resilience.
A look at the benefits that water sports can bring to an impacted demographic.
A nonprofit holds its annual Harvest Party in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Understand how nonprofits and park and recreation departments can form successful partnerships to bring adapted sports to all municipalities.
Essex County, New Jersey, contains several examples of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.’s vision through urban parks, suburban parks and nature reservations.
Today, golf's reputation for being an exclusive sport for wealthy elites is noticeably changing, in many cases by design.
Providence, Rhode Island, has invested more than $27 million in capital improvements to parks over a five-year period that will expand equitable access across the city.
Held annually in January, the Rockin’ Run & Roll 5K is promoted to the community as an opportunity to start the new year right and is strategically located in Butler Park.
Redding, California, is committed to expanding its trail system, so that more families can access eco- friendly, beautiful and safe transportation options.
A young professional honors his grandfather’s memory.
Learn how Newmarket Recreation department staff have been able to make summer camp a comfortable place for children.
Learn why St. Johns County Parks and Recreation in Florida had to get innovative with its programming.
Artist Stephanie Hongo creates intricate and detailed sculptures of animals from trash and recyclables.
The mission of The Bench Project is to inspire and nurture the human spirit by enabling connection through a shared experience.
In Elk Grove, California, the Cosumnes Community Services District uses STEAM to engage young minds and instill a lifelong love of learning.
Read Harold McKay’s touching story about his beloved wife who inspired an idea.
This derby uses rules that reduce selective fishing practices that could compromise the health of the silver salmon population in the Kenai River.
Recently, the Vinton (Iowa) Parks and Recreation Department completed a two-mile paved trail with a bright new feature.
Have you ever seen pumpkins used as canoes?
Learn the story behind the “Outside the Box in Our Parks” program.
In Palm Beach County, Florida, children of all abilities are now able to truly experience their baseball dreams.
Environmental leader Chad Pregracke proposes turning the Interstate 80 (I-80) Mississippi River into a Bison Bridge, where wildlife can roam freely and visitors can enjoy panoramic views.
Find out why Mount Airy (North Carolina) Parks and Recreation is excited to be one of five NRPA Youth Mentorship Program grantees.
Volunteer program builds the next generation of park and recreation advocates.
This 10-acre land reclamation project is a Black-led environmental education and justice hub designed to reflect, preserve and celebrate Black, brown and Indigenous perspectives of the human-nature connection.
Municipal skate park operators can find qualified skateboarding instructors the same way they do for swimming, baseball and other sports.
Frying Pan Farm Park hosts its inaugural cow race.
The Nashville (Tennessee) Parthenon is a beloved symbol of civic pride for Nashvillians since its original manifestation as the art building for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.
The Navy Music Program offers a wide variety of entertainment options for your event, ranging from large ceremonial bands to smaller ensembles.
Take a closer look at why the popularity of the new Crown Mountain Bike Park has exploded — from its progressive design to features that focus on every stage of a rider’s development.
Learn how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation are engaging the public on one of the largest urban stream restoration projects in the state of North Carolina.
A Nashville, Tennessee-based adventure club is breaking down barriers to the outdoors so that everyone can enjoy the wellness benefits of parks and open spaces.
Agencies are using autonomous technology to paint "safe zones" to advance physical distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A newly installed mosaic at Kellogg Park in California serves as an educational tool and highlights the best of what nature has to offer.
P&R agencies have assumed a prominent role in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with local schools and food banks to distribute meals to children.
Saturday, April 4, 2020, marked the 150th birthday of Golden Gate Park. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans changed, but the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department staff were determined to host a celebration to honor the monumental event.
In Burlington, Vermont, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront department staff works year-round to increase the number of trees and the benefits they provide for the city’s residents.
The Granny Basketball League is played true to traditional 1920s-era basketball rules, philosophy and culture — and designed to ensure the safety of older players while still fostering a competitive, team-based setting.
Learn how a fitness movement, called “plogging,” can keep community members healthy and eco-conscious simultaneously.
This ThriveNYC program invites anyone to sit down on a public bench to talk about whatever’s weighing on their mind in order to improve mental health.
Learn about the impact the Parramore Kidz Zone initiative has had on Orlando’s youth.
This annual celebration, in the city of Longmont, Colorado, provides residents with the opportunity to learn about the rich cultures they may not otherwise be aware exist within their community.
A recent study finds that even small, impermanent green spaces, like pop-up parks, contribute positively to urban biodiversity, supporting the health of humans as well as of urban wildlife.
This new park, a complement to the existing recreational center, will help tackle the issue of community health from the healthy-eating/nutrition side, and serve as home to a covered, year-round farmers market.
Lansing, Michigan Parks and Recreation gets the entire family in on the Park and Rec Month fun.
Berea Kids Eat, the first college-sponsored USDA Child Nutrition program, provides summer and afterschool community meal opportunities to youth ages 18 and under at dozens of community sites in Berea, Kentucky.