Inherit the Earth, or Borrow it from our Children?

By Paul Gilbert, Executive Director of NOVA Parks | Posted on June 30, 2015

By taking a more proactive role in environmental protection, parks and recreation can serve our communities better, and our world.

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Flip the Switch on Screen Time: Eight Tips

By Daniel Hatcher | Posted on June 23, 2015

Limiting screen time in your park and recreation summer and out-of-school time programs ensures that if screen time is used, it is balanced with physical activity time.

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Staying a Top Workplace

By Martin Dease | Posted on June 19, 2015

NRPA being awarded the title of Top Workplace means even more to us because it is based solely on employee surveys.

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The Power of Many

By Michele White | Posted on June 19, 2015

When a network of 50,000 park and recreation professionals came together along with our supplier community, big things happened for a park.

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The 17 Goals of the United Nations Parks and Recreation Should Know

By Jimmy O'Connor | Posted on June 17, 2015

The United Nations spent the last three years identifying the most pressing issues affecting the planet; in particular, the human element of the planet.

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Five Tips to Get Your Member of Congress to Visit Your Community

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on June 16, 2015

NRPA recently sat down with two Congressional staffers to for some tips on getting the attention of federal elected officials.

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NC2NV: Texas State University

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on June 8, 2015

The Young Professional Network organized a virtual “road trip” out West, making “stops” at COAPRT accredited schools. This blog focuses on the Texas State University.

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Free Milkweed Plants and Grant Opportunities for Monarch Habitat Restoration

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on June 5, 2015

Monarch butterfly conservation resources are available, and your park and recreation agency should look for opportunities to utilize them to expand efforts in conservation, education and research.

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Why 50,000 is a Great Number for Parks and Recreation

By Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on June 3, 2015

NRPA reached 50,000 park and recreation members in our 50th year.

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