June is pollinator month! Let's show how parks are essential to the health of pollinators and help make a difference in saving these critical species. You can share your love of parks and pollinators this June by participating in the #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest.
The NRPA Directors School is an exclusive two-year professional development opportunity that prepares new and potential park and recreation directors to be effective leaders. Directors School will be held August 26-31, 2018 in Oak Brook, IL. Register today!
The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification program provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date training on playground safety issues including hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods. If you've been thinking about becoming a CPSI, check out our Online Prep Course, which will help prepare you for the CPSI certification exam.
Registration is now open for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis! Join us for energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field. Register now.
NRPA's Promoting Parks and Recreation's Role in Economic Development report explored the role that quality park amenities play in 21st century regional economic development. Based on conversations with more than 70 park and recreation professionals, economic development practitioners and site-location consultants, this report highlights the important supporting role parks and recreation in recruiting and retaining businesses and skilled workers. Read the report.
San Diego Waterfront Park’s grand opening drives revenue for the county parks department, creates lasting memories for visitors.