Still Thankful for Parks and Recreation. How About You?

By Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on November 26, 2014

Just as you may serve up traditional family meals year after year, we thought it would be fun to bring back our list of 10 reasons why we are thankful for parks and recreation.

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How Facebook Changes Affect Parks and Rec (and 4 Ways to Adapt)

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 21, 2014

The New York Times reported that Facebook will again change the rankings of posts from business pages making it harder than ever to organically show up in your fans’ newsfeeds.

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Are You Ready if Disaster Strikes?

By Sarah Thompson, MA | Posted on November 19, 2014

On a given work day, 69 million children are in child care programs or school, separated from their families. If a disaster should strike your community are you prepared to protect those that may be in your care?

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You Won’t Believe What Happened After I Attended Event Management School

By Melanie Scoggins, CPRP | Posted on November 19, 2014

I have been in the field of parks and recreation for about 15 years, with most of my work focusing on special event management.You won't believe what happened to our festival after I came back from Event Management School.

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Top 5 Education Session Submission Secrets

By Tom Crosley | Posted on November 17, 2014

Now is the time for you to submit your ideas for an education session for the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference. Here are five tips for submitting a successful education session proposal.

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The Hairy Truth About Parks and Recreation

By Matt Brubaker | Posted on November 14, 2014

Many people don’t know just how influential the moustache has been in the advancement of parks and recreation in America. Here is a brief summary of some of the most significant lip brows in American parks and recreation history.

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What Your Congress Feedback Says About You

By Matt Brubaker | Posted on November 10, 2014

More than 1,000 attendees completed the post-conference survey and shared what they thought about their experience at the 2014 NRPA Congress in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Demonstrating the Power of Parks to Combat Hunger

By Sage Learn | Posted on November 7, 2014

Park and recreation agencies are the largest public provider, outside of schools, for USDA-funded feeding programs. These initiatives provide healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during out-of-school times.

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What the Midterm Congressional Election Results Mean for Parks and Recreation

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on November 6, 2014

The GOP control of the Senate will impact three very important NRPA legislative priorities for the coming year including the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) State Assistance Program, funding for active transportation, and the Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization.

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