2017 March Meet me at the park

How to Help Your Park Win $20,000

By Jenny Cox | Posted on March 31, 2017

For the third year, NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN during Earth Month for the Meet Me at the Park initiative!

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2017 March Walk in the Park

How Bringing Healthcare Providers and Parks Together Creates Healthier Communities

By Lesha Spencer-Brown and Rachael Habash | Posted on March 24, 2017

The last two decades have seen a big push for healthcare providers and health systems to collaborate with community-based organizations and businesses (like parks and recreation) through coalitions and city-wide health initiatives to address these barriers to improved health.

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2017 march presidential budget

Trump’s First Budget Request and What It Means for Parks and Recreation

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on March 18, 2017

The Trump White House released its first federal budget request this week on Thursday, March 16 and key park and recreation policy priorities are identified to receive cuts and elimination.

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2017 March Arthritis Rachel

The Role of Parks in Aging in Place

By Rachel Banner | Posted on March 17, 2017

Aging in place is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “the ability to live in one’s home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” Parks and recreation is a vital part of creating an age friendly community.

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2017 March Arthritis

Arthritis in America: The Role of Parks and Recreation

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on March 10, 2017

On March 7, 2017, the CDC released Vital Signs: Arthritis in America highlighting the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in America, along with activity limitations and measures than can be taken to combat arthritis.

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2017 homeless survey

Survey Results: Parks and the Homeless

By Kevin Roth | Posted on March 9, 2017

NRPA recently conducted a survey of urban park and recreation agency directors across the country on the topic of homelessness to gain an understanding of the views and actions of their departments and other local government agencies.

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2017 March CTH 3 years

Celebrating 3 Years of Healthy Out-of-School Time

By Allison Colman and Ava DeBovis | Posted on March 7, 2017

In February 2014 NRPA launched Commit to Health, a campaign devoted to creating healthier out-of-school time (OST) programs in local parks and recreation.

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2017 March Park health

Parks: A True Health Solution

By Kevin Roth | Posted on March 6, 2017

A research brief published earlier this year highlights that parks are a health solution not just an aspirational goal.

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2017 March Wildlife Explorers

Gear Up for Earth Month with Wildlife Explorers

By Kim Tuong | Posted on March 4, 2017

March is the perfect time to start planning a nature discovery program for your out-of-school time youth. Recreation Programmer Kim Tuong has some great tips to get you started.

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2017 February Fellowship

An Application Away from Opportunity

By Anthony Iracki | Posted on March 2, 2017

Receiving an NRPA Fellowship proved to be one of the highlights of Anthony's career. In addition to being recognized for his work, the fellowship expanded Anthony's network and introduced him to new ideas.

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2017 Blog February Bumblee Bee

Trump Administration Halts Listing the Rusty Patched Bumblebee as an Endangered Species

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on March 1, 2017

An Executive Order by President Trump restricting implementation of federal regulations froze the listing of the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species for 60 days.

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