Parks and Recreation Magazine

Parks Build Community Is Headed to New Orleans!

This year, NRPA is headed to New Orleans, and a portion of the Lafitte Greenway will undergo renovations to provide a public space where residents can gather and play.

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Get Your Play On!

Over the past three years, competition for the coveted July Parks & Recreation cover has gotten stiffer and stiffer, and this year’s focus on play took it to another level.

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How Can Neighborhood Parks Attract More Users?

The RAND Corporation recently conducted the first national study of neighborhood parks — a special project sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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You Don't Know What You Don't Know

A few highlights of some of the exciting new features and “back-by-popular-demand” standards you can expect in New Orleans for this year’s annual conference.

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Justifying Your Trip to the 2017 Annual Conference

We want to see all of you in New Orleans this year, so we have put together some tips on how you can talk with your employer about the value of attending as well as some best practices when traveling to the conference.

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Host of American Ninja Warrior to Keynote NRPA Annual Conference

This September, Matt Iseman will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and he couldn’t be more excited to meet with park and recreation professionals in the Big Easy.

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Nature's Ability to Foster Growth

Traditionally, treatments for childhood ADHD have focused heavily on the use of prescription medications, but an emerging body of research indicates that nature-based interventions could be an effective alternative to the use of pharmaceuticals.

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The Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA)

For those of us who closely follow the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program, there’s very important news regarding funding for this critical conservation and recreation priority.

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