Story Maps blog 410

What's Your Story?

By Daniel Espada | Posted on May 29, 2019

Story maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, motivate and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves a geographic component.

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Vienna Community Center blog 410

Vienna Community Center Connects Older Adults to the Community

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on May 24, 2019

NRPA’s Healthy Aging in Parks team recently visited the Vienna Community Center in Virginia to learn more about what they are doing to engage older adults in their community.

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KTP Day NYC blog 410

NYC Parks Celebrates Kids to Parks Day

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on May 23, 2019

Thousands of park and recreation agencies celebrated Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18, and many agencies made their events Park Champion events by inviting their members of Congress.

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Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play blog 410

Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on May 22, 2019

This year, park and recreation agencies across the country had the opportunity to take advantage of the Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play grant, thanks to support from the Target Corporation. Here's how Phoenix Parks and Recreation used their grant funding to improve their community.

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Unicorn 410

Find Your Park and Recreation Unicorn

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on May 21, 2019

We know finding the right fit for your job openings can difficult, but what if I told you that you can find the perfect employee with all the qualities that you are looking for?

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MarCom Questions blog 410

Answering Your Marketing and Communications Questions (And Whether or Not YOU Should Have a Podcast) — Episode 039

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on May 20, 2019

We're taking a deeper dive into some of the questions we received during a recent webinar alongside our friend, colleague and NRPA’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, Heather Williams.

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Mount Vernon blog 410

Reducing Hunger Among Older Adults in Mount Vernon, New York

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on May 16, 2019

For many older adults in Mount Vernon, New York, the threat of hunger is a stark reality.

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2019 conf preview

The 2019 NRPA Annual Conference Preview

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on May 13, 2019

Whether you are a repeat NRPA Annual Conference attendee or a newbie, you probably want to know a little more about the event before (or after) you register. Here is a preview to help you plan.

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Community Engagement Resource Guide blog 410

Meaningful Community Engagement: NRPA Resource and Conference Training

By Jared Mummert | Posted on May 10, 2019

We have created a Community Engagement Resource Guide to ensure that equitable and inclusive community engagement is incorporated throughout the planning, design, maintenance and activation of neighborhood parks and park-system plans.

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meadville community garden blog 410

Growing Food and Community: Garden for All Ages

By Kerstin Martin Ams | Posted on May 9, 2019

The Meadville Area Recreation Complex (MARC) Community Garden, entering its fifth season, is a gathering place for community members of all ages.

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National Prevention Week blog 410

National Prevention Week

By Allison Colman, Cassie Pais and Lauren Kiefert | Posted on May 7, 2019

Each year for National Prevention Week, communities and organizations nationwide come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

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OAM connect create contribute 410

Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on May 3, 2019

May is Older Americans Month, and we're celebrating the adults age 60 and older who are making a positive impact in communities across the country.

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A Farewell Interview with Barbara Tulipane and How Parks Will Save the World — Episode 038

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on May 1, 2019

On this episode, we’re chatting with Barbara Tulipane, NRPA’s president and CEO, about the incredible 11 years she has spent helping transform NRPA into what it is today. But we can’t help being saddened that we’re having this discussion because of her upcoming retirement in June.

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