For nearly 50 years, Parks & Recreation magazine has helped park professionals serve the public. Through its pursuit of key issues, trends, and personalities, the magazine advances American parks, recreation, and conservation efforts.
Open Space is the Official blog and podcast of the National Recreation and Park Association.
Browse cutting-edge research papers commissioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The NRPA research papers present evidence on the important impact made by parks and recreation in local communities in America.
NRPA Park Metrics are the most comprehensive source of data standards and insights for park and recreation agencies. These agency performance resources assist park and recreation professionals in the effective management and planning of their operating resources and capital facilities.
The National Recreation and Park Association polls Americans to explore their views on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each poll targets 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, representing a cross-section of Americans.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with its partner Routledge Taylor Francis Group, publishes two journals for the field of Parks and Recreation.
NRPA Research Facility Market Reports offer an array of data that provides your agency with a greater understanding of the residents served by the facility, with a particular focus on their habits and interests.
Browse and download best practice guides, briefing papers, case studies, issue briefs, toolkits, frameworks, and other resources related to NRPA's programs and initiatives.
The page provides external data resources related to mapping and data.
Press Room: Browse the latest Park and Recreation News from NRPA.
The National Recreation and Park Association regularly communicates with members through email newsletters that deliver cutting-edge stories and resources from the field.