Some essential elements for successful small public spaces located near people, particularly in poor neighborhoods.
Some steps to mitigate unconscious bias at the individual, institutional and industrywide level.
A fatal police shooting prompts dialogue between a community and its law enforcement.
What's required when creating adaptable, innovative, healthy communities, particularly those in which healing needs to occur.
A space to call their own
Youth in a north-Toledo neighborhood convert a public park that held a history of racism into an outdoor gallery and recreational space and help transform their community.
Community input and a deft design help reimagine a challenging space in Pittsburgh's historic Hill District as a universally accessible park.
The organization's policy priorities were selected for the coming year.
When the criteria and process for park funding measures are clearly defined, funds are spent according to voter-approved priorities.
Instilling confidence and changing lives through dance.
What can we do to extend opportunities for participation in parks and recreation to a broader spectrum of society, including more racially and economically diverse Americans?
The National Park Services calls on Congress to expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and provide urban populations with easy access to its resources.
Residents of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood worked for 15 years to reclaim and restore blighted property in their community and transform it into a vibrant local park.
Working for racial equity is to the collective benefit of members of the parks and recreation field, as well as to humanity in general.
Pico Rivera Park and Recreation’s Veterans History Project brings teens and seniors together and helps to preserve important oral histories.
Pope Francis's first encyclical highlights importance of "integral" ecology, which takes into account human ecology as well as natural ecology.
Targeted teen programming at Carver Park teaches healthy skills and behaviors to last a lifetime.
How can the EPA help to improve access to parks and recreation and the health, environment and resiliency of communities of color and low income communities?
Transformational change is necessary to modernize the environmental, climate and health movements.
NRPA’s Director of Strategic Health Initiatives Zarnaaz Bashir, MPH, interviews PolicyLink’s Mildred Thompson and Victor Rubin for a discussion about health equity.
Austin Youth River Watch helps at-risk teens develop critical life skills and a lasting commitment to environmental stewardship.
Thoughtful consideration of cultural differences can have a big impact when it comes to increasing access equity in parks and recreation.
The independent Parks Forward Commission in California is calling for transformational change to diversify access to and support for state parks.
Do enduring, but perhaps incorrect, perceptions of the park and recreation industry contribute to a lack of diversity across the field?
A Michigan program offers recreation opportunities for special-needs individuals.
The designation of a national monument in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California is expected to have significant impacts on equity in access to open land.
A South Dakota public lands partnership offers physically challenged hunters accessible opportunities for shooting sports.
A playground made especially for seniors at Carbide Park in LaMarque, Texas, aims to help aging residents improve their agility, mobility and coordination.
Docks at Glenn Cunningham Lake in Omaha, Nebraska, are outfitted for accessibility, allowing visitors with physical disabilities to easily take to the water without additional support.
Parks in Vancouver seek to welcome and serve people all along the gender spectrum.
An Easter egg hunt for people with intellectual disabilities offers collaborative opportunities for local agencies and brings the community together.
Fairfax County Park Authority’s Combo Classic in Virginia is an annual tournament that pairs able-bodied golfers with those who have physical or cognitive disabilities.
A leading researcher in parks and recreation shares his health findings based on a study on park access in South Carolina.
Marie Reed Elementary School's soccer field and amphitheater get a major face-lift.
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson brings communities together and helps reduce drowning risks.
A Minnesota dog park makes accommodations for special-needs canines.
A Colorado agency explores ways to get families active on a low budget.
NPR works with play experts to create a nationwide database of inclusive playgrounds.
A summer e-reading program in Grand Prairie, Texas, changes the way youth enjoy summer camp.
A small Texas city has a big heart for helping children with disabilities play sports
A park program teaches teens how to legally participate in graffiti art
A Midwest agency transforms an abandoned property into a community garden for all.
A therapeutic recreation program in Colorado celebrates 30 years of inclusive sport.
A surf camp designed for kids with autism is a big hit in South Florida.
A cooperative program in Virginia helps middle schoolers develop positive character
An Iowa city park offers a new enabling garden fully accessible to all, regardless of physical ability
Energy-generating playgrounds harness the energy produced by children’s play and convert it for wider community benefit.