Take an in-depth look at the importance of water safety and learn how the NDPA toolkit can help spread the word.
The Chicago Park District is working to meet the needs of its community by centering equity and transforming parks into community wellness hubs.
A remembrance of Michelle Park, a long time NRPA advocate.
This article explores the personal and professional benefits of gratitude and how to seek it out more regularly.
Discover five reasons to log in to your NRPA profile.
The NRPA Business Council brings together the business sector and park and recreation professionals to enhance the quality of life for all.
A detailed look at everything that needs to be taken into consideration when designing a splash pad for the most efficient and effective usage.
Four of the most impactful ways park and recreation leaders now use technology to strengthen their communities through meaningful connections.
A remembrance of James Truncer, a great park and recreation advocate and professional.
Parks & Recreation magazine and NRPA’s marketing and communications department were recognized during the 2023 TRENDY Awards.
NRPA offers its members risk management solutions through NRPA-sponsored insurance programs provided by K&K Insurance.
In Montgomery County, Maryland, the former Gude Landfill is being transformed into a recreation area.
Residents in southeast Colorado Springs, Colorado, can enjoy a universally accessible and inclusive playground for all ages and abilities.
The preservation and sustainability of park and recreation agencies are essential to their long-term success.
In 2015, Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, Ohio, adopted a Waste Management Policy that specifies agency-produced programs, meetings and events be conducted waste free.
As an NRPA member benefit provider, Fun Express offers 20 percent off current Oriental Trading retail prices.
Take an inside look at a recycling initiative that Tennessee State Parks created in 2015.
A multi-jurisdictional partnership leverages shared resources to grow virtual programming opportunities for vulnerable populations.
One student’s inspiring journey to help others.
A quick description of three ways that NRPA can help with staffing needs.
A current college student explains his path so far as a student of parks and recreation management.
An NRPA member details her experience with the organization’s Revenue Development and Management School.
A look at the NRPA awards and other member benefits.
A park and recreation leader, who dedicated his life to expanding the profession, passed away on October 8 at the age of 93.
Youth advocates in Virginia encourage park and recreation departments to create 100 percent tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free parklands.
Calling all Certified Park and Recreation Professionals (CPRPs) and Executives (CPREs) — are you looking to learn more about the accreditation process or further develop your leadership within the process for your agency?
Learn the keys to preventing burnout and keeping your passion for parks and recreation.
Learn about the ADA compliance guidelines for playgrounds and trails.
Quiet Hour is a unique way to serve current visitors or attract new ones by helping them enjoy the stress-relief benefits of being quietly present in natural settings.
Just like our parks and open spaces, our websites should be places that are welcoming, engaging, easy to navigate, well-maintained and allow for a wide range of activities.
NRPA and the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) are proud to announce the accreditation of 11 agencies and the reaccreditation of 26 agencies.
Learn how ePACT supports park and recreation agencies in the collection and management of information.
Learn how following simple tips can help you properly prepare for the in-person CPSI class.
A well-designed skate park will encourage participation from people of all ages and all levels of development.
Using technology to engage with residents to get their feedback can be extremely effective and turn a normal city experience into a great one.
Take advantage of your NRPA membership by getting started with the monthly virtual learning subscription.
We are excited to introduce the 2022-2023 NRPA Board of Directors officers.
Learn why park and recreation agencies across the country are facing staffing challenges.
The American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators’ JEDI Committee has been tackling the question of how to diversify the park and recreation workforce during the “Great Resignation.”
City of Tukwila Parks and Recreation applied and is a recipient of the NRPA Parks as Community Wellness Hubs grant.
NRPA Connect is an online networking platform that makes it easy to communicate with an experienced network of nearly 60,000 peers.
A member learns the value of joining NRPA and obtaining CPRP designation.
The well-respected educator, historian and advocate passed away on May 15.
The United States Tennis Association is creating new and innovative community hubs throughout the country.
NRPA members get immediate access to many valuable benefits.
Using a framework is one way to think through many alternatives when making ethically challenging decisions about access to public spaces.
An expert facilitator and strategic planner, Barth developed park and recreation system master plans for many communities.
Networks deliver enhanced opportunities for collaborative discussions and the chance to speak with professionals across the country.
Altus Parks and Recreation brings esports to its Oklahoma community.
In Indianapolis, youth camps are happening without the use of park employees and at no cost to the park.