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Why Conversations About Racial Equity Matter for Parks and Recreation — October Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 24, 2020

On this month's bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're having a conversation about racial equity with Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward and keynote speaker for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual).

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Join Us for the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training

By Rebecca Rehr | Posted on September 23, 2020

NRPA is partnering with Climate for Health to offer park and recreation professionals the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training to better understand the links between climate and health, the spectrum of climate solutions, how to speak to others effectively on the topic of climate change, and opportunities to act and advocate.

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The Great American Outdoors Act is Law, Part II — Episode 074

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on September 22, 2020

On this episode of Open Space Radio — part two of our Great American Outdoors Act coverage — we talk with Senator Martin Heinrich (New Mexico) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), two of our Congressional champions who helped pass this historic legislation.

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Prioritizing Public Health Under Growing Public Pressure

By Allison Colman | Posted on September 15, 2020

Despite drastic numbers and warnings grounded in science and data, we recognize that park and recreation professionals are facing mounting public pressure to “get back to normal” and are continuing to face difficult decisions on a daily basis.

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Parks and Recreation Feels the Impact of Wildfires Ravaging the West

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 11, 2020

Our hearts are with everyone who is currently impacted by some of the worst wildfires in history that continue to burn uncontained in Oregon, California, Washington and many other states in the western part of the country. Here are some ways you can help right now.

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Parks After Dark in Motion: Meeting Community Needs in the Midst of a Pandemic

By Clement Lau, AICP, DPPD | Posted on September 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is unable to offer its highly popular, award-winning Parks After Dark (PAD) program this year, but it has initiated the PAD in Motion program, in which it closes off park-adjacent streets for community members to safely walk and ride.

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The Great American Outdoors Act Is Law, Part I — Episode 073

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 8, 2020

In part one of our Great American Outdoors Act double-header episodes of Open Space Radio, we're talking with Allegra “Happy” Haynes, the executive director of parks and recreation for the City and County of Denver, about what full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund means for her community and the country.

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Lights, Camera, Action…Coronavirus, Revisited

By Jason Lang, MS, CPRE | Posted on September 2, 2020

August 17 came and the curtain went up; the 2020 SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase was underway — and was successful even in the face of a pandemic.

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