For more than 50 years, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and its flagship publication Parks & Recreation magazine have helped park professionals serve the public by providing cutting-edge content, exclusive research, innovative “case-study” solutions and commentary from high-profile government and civic leaders within the fields of health, conservation and equity. This industry-leading publication is in the unique position of bringing NRPA members together, while providing a much-needed voice to a field where the professionals devote countless hours ensuring people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds have safe places to gather, play and make memories.
Parks & Recreation magazine is distributed to more than 153,000 people via print and digital versions. The magazine is considered one of the best in the industry with 92% of readers saying it is the leading publication in the field of parks and recreation.
Who Is Our Audience?
Learn more about what our audience does and what products interest them in the Media Guide.
How Far Do We Reach?
6 Million +
People reached through social media every year
153 Thousand +
People Read the print/digital magazine each month
Website pageviews every month
Clicks on NRPA Emails each year
Promotion and Exposure Opportunities
Print and Digital Magazine
Custom Email Blasts
NRPA Annual Conference
Open Space Radio Podcast
Park Path – The Local Park Finder App
Park and Recreation Month
Family Fitness Day
NRPA Innovation Labs
What Do Parks & Recreation Readers Say?
"Parks & Recreation magazine is a good resource for ideas, best practices, innovation and, overall, a good product that I appreciate spending my valuable time with."