The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with its partner Routledge Taylor Francis Group, publishes two journals for the field of Parks and Recreation.

Journal of Leisure Research (JLR)Journal of Leisure Research (JLR) - an international journal that publishes innovative and interdisciplinary research aimed at addressing critical issues of access to and engagement in leisure behaviors as they affect health and well-being across sectors.

To learn more about JLR and its editorial board or to browse current and archived issues, click here:

Journal of Leisure Research


SCHOLESCHOLE - a semi-annual publication that aims to disseminate knowledge related to park and recreation courses, curricula, and teaching.

To learn more about SCHOLE and its editorial board or to browse current and archived issues, click here:


NRPA members can now receive a free copy of any article from JLR and SCHOLE! Please send the article citation to Karen Carter, Librarian, to receive your free article.

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