Park Champions: Uniting Communities and Increasing Diversity

By Oliver Spurgeon III | Posted on June 23, 2016

The city of Gaithersburg, MD took an innovative approach to participating in NRPA’s Park Champion initiative. A naturalization ceremony was incorporated into the Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival.

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How to Celebrate Park and Recreation Month at Your Agency

By Cathy Guerra | Posted on June 9, 2016

Park and Recreation Month helps park and rec agencies to share a unified message: the role of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity.

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How to Help Children Receive Free Summer Meals

By Kellie May | Posted on June 8, 2016

With support from the Walmart Foundation, NRPA helped local park and rec agencies serve over 20 million meals to children in low-income communities.

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How Americans Will Spend Their Time Outside This Summer

By Kevin Roth | Posted on June 6, 2016

NRPA asked 1,000 American adults about their favorite summertime outdoor activities. Virtually every answer they gave us are activities that happen at local public parks.

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