NC2NV: Arizona State University

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on August 27, 2015

The Young Professional Network organized a virtual “road trip” out West, making “stops” at COAPRT accredited schools. The final stop was at Arizona State University.

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Making Healthy Foods the New Comfort Foods

By Michelle Martinez;Brian Kates | Posted on August 24, 2015

Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services shared how receiving a Healthy Out-of-School Time grant from NRPA and the Walmart Foundation has impacted their community.

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Overtime Changes and What They Mean for Parks and Recreation

By Oliver Spurgeon III | Posted on August 21, 2015

Learn about the recent update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations and what it means for parks and recreation.

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7 Ways to Make Your Parks Millennial Friendly

By Scott Hornick | Posted on August 17, 2015

It is important to look at what’s important to millennials, and from there we can see what they think makes a great park and recreation experience.

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Top Tips from a Conference Newbie and Pro

By Jay Tryon, CPRP | Posted on August 17, 2015

The NRPA Annual Conference is quickly approaching and the Young Professional Network (YPN) is very excited to bring you another blog to help you get ready for the event.

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Confessions of a Former Parks and Rec Kid

By Ava Young | Posted on August 14, 2015

I was a major Parks and Rec kid. Today, I work at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation reliving the glory days of my summer recreation past every day.

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Jim Peterson: NRPA's First Program Chair

By Sonia Myrick | Posted on August 13, 2015

NRPA interviewed Jim Peterson, NRPA's first program chair.

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Robert Toalson: NRPA's 24th President

By Sonia Myrick | Posted on August 13, 2015

NRPA interviewed Robert Toalson, NRPA's 24th president.

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Tony Mobley: The Youngest NRPA President

By Sonia Myrick | Posted on August 12, 2015

NRPA interviewed Tony Mobley, the youngest NRPA president.

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R. Dean Tice: NRPA's Most-Traveled Executive Director

By Sonia Myrick | Posted on August 11, 2015

NRPA interviewed R. Dean Tice, NRPA's most-traveled executive director.

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50 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your NRPA Membership

By Hayley MacDonell,Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on August 10, 2015

As part of NRPA's 50th Anniversary, we challenged ourselves to come up with a list of 50 ways members can get engaged and take full advantage of NRPA membership.

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