Providing quality facilities and services is not the only way park and recreation agencies improve the health of their community...
Conservation and sustainability are woven throughout all facets of what it means to be a park and recreation agency.
How do Americans stay active and fit during the winter?
The commitment tied to many defined benefit pension plans is putting extreme financial pressures on local government budgets.
This month's poll takes a closer look at how much Americans planned to spend in 2016 on holiday gifts associated with outdoor activities.
A few minutes of your time is all that's needed to help us provide you with one of the industry's most sought-after research reports.
Each month, through a poll of Americans that is focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse will help to tell the park and recreation story.
The streamlined, interactive performance database formerly known as PRORAGIS
Social media messages that connect youth with nature
Results from the inaugural NRPA Americans' Engagement with Parks Survey.
Sharing your agency's OST program stories can help broaden your community's view of the critical offerings parks and recreation provide.
The NRPA Research team launches a new monthly poll of Americans that's focused on park and recreation issues.
Creative financing strategies from several financially successful departments of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association.
A survey of Illinois park and recreation agencies reveals the steps needed in developing a smoke-free policy for your agency.
Research suggests that recreation professionals should be providing children in sports programs with praise and encouragement for their effort, problem-solving ability and persistence and determination — for having a "growth mindset" — instead of simply for their innate ability. But, exactly what is a growth mindset and how is it nurtured?
Being able to effectively evaluate camp programs is essential to help with funding, to inform stakeholders and to provide evidence of what youths gain from the experience.
Resources, equity and why parks and recreation should move in this direction.
The costs and challenges of marijuana on public lands
How and why emotional connections with wildlife contributes to effectively managing parks and open space.
Actively combating staff burnout by promoting wellness programs and civility can make a world of difference for overworked employees.
The value of education as a leisure component
New research looks into the motivations and conflicts for horseback riders in Minnesota, and explores the often overlooked health and tourism benefits of this recreational activity.
Parks and recreation departments are searching for sources of revenue. Interestingly, some communities have turned down revenue sources from a particular portion of society, a demographic considered “recession-resistant” and willing to spend its money even in tough times. This portion of society is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) community, which continues to travel nationally and internationally to play in various sports tournaments, providing income to host communities.