Berea blog 410

Increasing Access to Local, Healthy Food in Berea, Kentucky

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on July 30, 2019

Programs such as Grow Appalachia, Berea Kids Eat and the Berea Farmers Market help increase access to local, healthy food by focusing on community development and education, as well as local economics.

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Little Rock blog 410

‘Little’ but Mighty in Little Rock, a City with Big Solutions

By Allison Colman | Posted on July 25, 2019

In Little Rock, Arkansas — like so many other U.S. cities — one of the biggest challenges many residents face is having access to reliable, consistent and safe transportation.

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Green Infrastructure Framework blog 410

Evaluating the Many Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Local Parks

By Kevin Brady | Posted on July 24, 2019

NRPA's Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework encourages the collection of environmental, social, economic and health data that can realistically be measured without a ton of time, money or experience.

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conference self care blog 410

Self-Care at #NRPAConference: Five Practices

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on July 22, 2019

It’s easy to get caught up in meetings, workshops and afterhours fun at a conference, not to mention trying to keep work running smoothly back home. Here are five self-care tips for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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El Cajon Blog

El Cajon Plans Pocket Parks to Help ‘Underparked’ Areas

By Frank Carson | Posted on July 19, 2019

With a five percent increase in population in the past decade, the city of El Cajon, California, has become very diverse in a short period of time and residents are clamoring for more outdoor opportunities.

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libraries blog 410

Libraries and Parks and Recreation Come Together to Tackle Food Insecurity

By Noah Lenstra | Posted on July 17, 2019

The new national toolkit released by the Collaborative Summer Library Program encourages libraries to become summer meal sites or partner with existing sites, such as park and recreation agencies.

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Funniest Moments 410

What’s Your Funniest Moment on the Job? — Episode 044

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on July 15, 2019

Working in parks and recreation regularly provides those deeply-satisfying laughs you can feel throughout your entire body. On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with a few folks about their funniest stories from the field.

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Bioblitz Winners blog 410

First Annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz — The Results Are In!

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on July 12, 2019

More than 40 park and recreation agencies from across 21 states participated in the first annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz.

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Miami Dade blog 410

Miami-Dade County Does ‘More with Less’ Thanks to Propane Mowers

By Jeremy Wishart | Posted on July 11, 2019

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces found that using commercial propane mowers instead of gasoline could increase crew productivity, as well as reduce fuel costs and emissions.

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omnia blog 410

Five Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices to Follow

By Christine Gilbert | Posted on July 10, 2019

These five purchasing best practices will help your organization get the most out of a cooperative purchasing partnership.

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summit blog 410

Reaching the Summit at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Lindsay Labas, CPRP | Posted on July 9, 2019

You know that feeling you get when you summit a mountain after a long hike? That's the feeling Lindsay Labas gets at the NRPA Annual Conference.

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Supreme Court Cross blog 410

Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Historic Cross on Park Property

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on July 8, 2019

In a recent landmark decision, the Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling in the case of a large Latin cross, “Peace Cross,” located on park property in Bladensburg, Maryland.

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ACEs blog 410

Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on July 2, 2019

Out-of-School Time programs provide a variety of protective factors that lower a child’s chance of experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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SaulPaul podcast 410

Game On for Park and Recreation Month with SaulPaul — Episode 043

By Cort Jones | Posted on July 1, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we kicked off Park and Recreation Month with a conversation with SaulPaul, a musician with a message.

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