2014’s Biggest Moments in Parks and Recreation

By Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on December 29, 2014

Let’s take a moment to look back at a few of the top stories and our collective successes that transpired this year in parks and recreation.

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Remember Why We Do This

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on December 18, 2014

Park and recreation professionals have several reasons to find hope and joy this holiday season.

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How Parks and Recreation Fared in the Congress FY15 Spending Package

By Kevin O'Hara, Sage Learn | Posted on December 17, 2014

Here’s how programs important to parks and recreation made out in the final FY15 spending package.

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4 Questions (and Answers) about CAPRA Accreditation

By Jay Tryon, CPRP | Posted on December 17, 2014

What exactly is CAPRA and what does it mean for you and your department? Here are four common questions and answers to help you learn more about this distinguished accomplishment.

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His Best Decision: Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional

By Kenya V. Bryant, CPRP | Posted on December 16, 2014

Here's a story of how attaining Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) helped a park and recreation professional and their agency unwrap their potential.

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NRPA Goes Platinum

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on December 12, 2014

Here at NRPA headquarters, we’re invested in supporting the Three Pillars of Conservation, Health and Wellness and Social Equity.

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10 Great Uses of Twitter for Parks and Recreation

By Linda Oakleaf, Ph.D. | Posted on December 11, 2014

Linda Oakleaf, Ph.D., provides the “why” and “how” for using Twitter to help your park and recreation agency achieve more visibility and build relationships.

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Why Crumb Rubber is in the News

By Caroline Smith, CPSI | Posted on December 11, 2014

If you are a playground owner or operator you already know that your choice of playground surfacing is one of the most important decisions you will make.

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Confession of a Maintenance Management School Graduate

By Richard V. Alder, CPRP | Posted on December 3, 2014

Completing the Park and Recreation Maintenance Management School at Oglebay Resort was, a shot of adrenalin to an attendee's career in the parks and recreation field. Find out why and get his inside story on why Maintenance Management School is so valuable.

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