An Istanbul Traveler’s Account: More Parks are Desperately Needed in this City

By Gina Mullins-Cohen | Posted on June 26, 2013

Protestors gathered to protect Taksim Gezi Park in Instanbul from redevelopment into a shopping mall. NRPA’s own Gina Cohen shares commentary and information about Taksim Gezi Park, the significance of the protests and why these events stand as a reminder to us all of the significance parks and open public spaces have for people no matter where they are from

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NRPA President and CEO Talks with New Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell

By Joel Pannell | Posted on June 24, 2013

NRPA President and CEO, Barbara Tulipane, met with the Secretary for the Department of Interior (DOI), Sally Jewell, to discuss the federal agency’s role in championing community parks.

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From Gravel Lot to Garden of Possibilities

By Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on June 17, 2013

We visited Rosemont Park District in Illinois and saw first hand how the Grow Your Park grant from NRPA and the Darden Foundation is bringing the community closer through community gardens.

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Teaching the “Top Guns” at Directors School

By Jan Geden | Posted on June 12, 2013

How does one prepare to teach park and recreation professionals generally already considered at the top of their game?

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Make Your Park and Recreation Month More Exciting: How Grand Prairie did it!

By Kelly Eddlemon | Posted on June 10, 2013

We thought it would be fun to showcase how Park and Recreation Month can really be a great opportunity for your agency to engage with the community.

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It is Never Too Late to Challenge Yourself

By Rod Tarullo | Posted on June 6, 2013

This post demonstrates how someone well into their park and recreaction career can take on new challenges such as a new certification opportunity like CPRP or CPRE.

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How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: A Speed Session Preview

By Shannon Keleher | Posted on June 4, 2013

NRPA Annual Conference Speed Sessions: Exciting, fun and innovative sessions delivered in just 20-minutes. Shannon Keleher shares what is behind her session, “How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich” in this post.

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