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Five Summer Hiring Tips for Park and Rec. Agencies

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on May 24, 2018

Summer can be the busiest time of year for park and recreation agencies, which means more job openings to fill. But seasonal hiring can be a challenge, as most agencies need to execute their hiring decisions quickly to get staff trained. These five tips will help you create a smooth and easy seasonal hiring process.

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Get Your Play On!

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on June 30, 2017

July is Park and Recreation Month and it is finally here!

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A Thank You to Park and Rec Professionals

By Heidi Ham | Posted on June 27, 2017

Heidi Ham, National AfterSchool Association (NAA) Vice President of Programs and Strategy shares her story of growing up in afterschool park and recreation programs and offers professionals a thank you gift from NAA.

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Senate Healthcare Repeal Bill Released: Park and Rec Priorities Fare Worse than in House Bill

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on June 22, 2017

Today the Senate released its healthcare repeal bill, the details of which are deeply troubling for park and recreation priorities.

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What ‘GOMESA’ Means for the Future of LWCF

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on June 19, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act or “GOMESA” was passed a little over 10 years ago in 2006. The measure includes a mandate that a portion of the overall revenues go to the State Assistance program.

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NRPA Conference Behind the Scenes: Building the Education Schedule

By Lucky D’Ascanio | Posted on June 15, 2017

As a member of the NRPA Conference Program Committee, the team of NRPA members who review the conference education session proposals, I invite you for a behind the scenes look at the remarkable process that results in an amazing product.

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rEvolution of Play

By Lisa Annis, Cre8Play | Posted on June 14, 2017

In honor of Park and Recreation Month, we asked Cre8Play to share some of the lessons learned from a recent TEDx event.

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How Parks and Rec can Address Arthritis in Rural America

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on June 2, 2017

Residents of rural communities, especially minority and low-income residents, tend to report higher prevalence of chronic conditions (for example arthritis, diabetes and heart disease), poorer health, and little to no physical activity compared to residents of urban communities.

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