NRPA regularly communicates with members through email newsletters that deliver cutting-edge stories and resources from the field. By default, members receive most of the newsletters listed below. To manage your subscription preferences, visit your profile.


Stay Informed

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Parks & Recreation Magazine —  First Glance

Parks & Recreation magazine’s First Glance is a monthly publication that delivers a snapshot of the latest issue.

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Parks & Recreation Magazine — Good Read

Parks & Recreation magazine’s Good Read is a publication that provides a closer look at the latest issue's top articles.

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NRPA Top Five

NRPA Top Five is a weekly membership publication with the latest news, hot topics and other “must know” information to keep you informed and ahead of the curve. To subscribe, become a member of NRPA.


NRPA Express

NRPA Express is a monthly membership publication, which delivers newsworthy articles, timely updates and links to webinars, upcoming events and other member resources.

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NRPA SmartBrief

Created specifically for leaders and advocates in our community, NRPA SmartBrief is a three-times-a-week snapshot of park and recreation news from around the country.

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NRPA Advocacy Insider

Advocacy insider is a quarterly membership publication with timely updates on federal policy and legislative issues impacting parks and recreation. To subscribe, become a member of NRPA.


NRPA Nearby Nature

This quarterly newsletter aims to provide you with updates on NRPA conservation happenings as well as share relevant articles and trending topics related to conservation in local parks and recreation.

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Parks: A Health & Wellness Solution Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest resources, including grant opportunities, free resources and best practices relating to health and wellness initiatives for parks and recreation.

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For questions about NRPA's electronic newsletters, contact Audrey Fox.

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