Commit to Health videos 410

Setting the Stage for Healthy Communities

By Jennifer Fulcher-Nguyen | Posted on October 31, 2019

Over the summer, NRPA visited three agencies to see how they are using transportation, farmers markets and intergenerational programming to improve access to healthy food.

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Heart Your Park Volunteer blog 410

Building Resilient Communities Through Volunteerism

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on October 30, 2019

Last year, NRPA partnered with Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department to host four volunteer events in each city to improve their local parks.

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Green Infrastructure Workshop blog 410

NRPA Hosts Parks, Green Infrastructure and Health Workshop

By Jenny Cox | Posted on October 29, 2019

NRPA and Williamette Partnership recently hosted a gathering in Washington, D.C., that brought green infrastructure, health, and equity professionals together to help advance green infrastructure in parks.

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Call for Proposals blog 410

5 Secrets for Submitting a Successful Session Proposal

By Josh Yavelberg | Posted on October 28, 2019

NRPA is now accepting proposals for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 27-29, 2020. Here are five secrets for submitting a successful education session proposal.

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One Million Kids blog 410

Meet Me at the Park Reaches More Than 1 Million Children and Families

By Jennifer Stromberg | Posted on October 23, 2019

In 2017, NRPA and Disney set a goal through the Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program to improve access to inclusive play spaces for one million children and families. We are excited to announce that we reached this goal.

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Outdoor Recreation Episode 51 410

Providing Outdoor Recreation in the Big City — Episode 051

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 22, 2019

We sat down with Molly Gallant and Bob Wall of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference to talk about the importance of outdoor recreation opportunities in urban environments.

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Atlanta Coca Cola blog 410

Tackling Plastic Pollution and Improving a Community in Atlanta

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on October 16, 2019

Communities across the country are trying to keep their public places and waterways clean from litter and create healthy ecosystems — and the solutions can start right at home in our parks.

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Park Metrics blog 410

Know Where You Are to Determine Where You Should Go

By Melissa May | Posted on October 15, 2019

The benchmarking data found within NRPA Park Metrics helps assist your agency in determining how its budget, personnel, activities, facilities, policies and more currently compare to agencies across the nation.

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Conference Community Engagement Training 410

NRPA’s Community Engagement Training: Delving Into Equity and Inclusion

By Jennifer Fulcher-Nguyen | Posted on October 10, 2019

On September 23, before the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference officially began, 36 professionals took part in a lively, engaging discussion on community engagement, inclusion and equity.

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Monarch Ultra Runners 410

Ultra-Runners Join Monarch Butterflies on Their 2600 Mile Migration South to Mexico

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on October 10, 2019

Running the southern migration route of monarchs from Canada to southern Mexico is an attempt to bring international attention to the plight of the monarch butterfly, a species whose Eastern population has crashed more than 90 percent in the past 20 years.

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Safe Routes to Parks blog 410

Five Ways to Create an Inclusive, Equitable Safe Routes to Parks Initiative

By Margaux Mennesson | Posted on October 9, 2019

Improving safe park access requires thoughtful assessment and inclusion of strategies aimed at overcoming injustices in each stage of a community’s Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

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Open Space Radio Episode 50 410

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? — Episode 050

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on October 8, 2019

Since it’s our 50th episode of Open Space Radio and we’ve been reflecting on when we first started, we're using this episode to explore one of the questions we asked while we were in Baltimore at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference: What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

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