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Increasing Access to Nature in The Motor City — Episode 124

By Cort Jones | Posted on November 29, 2022

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, I’m joined by staff from City of Detroit Parks and Recreation, which was one of seven agencies that received NRPA's Resilient Park Access grant.

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The State of Inclusivity in the Outdoors: Six Ways You Can Help — Episode 123

By Regina Hill | Posted on November 22, 2022

Our partners at Merrell conducted a study of cross-cultural perceptions and experiences in the outdoors to better understand how race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and income affect how welcome people feel outside. Learn more about the report and hear from Merrell CSR Marketing Manager Regina Hill.

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New Mentoring Resources for Park and Recreation Professionals

By Lauren Kiefert, MPH | Posted on November 18, 2022

NRPA is thrilled to announce additional resources that expand our suite of mentoring and youth development offerings, including a family engagement guide and closure of the mentoring relationship.

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What To Do if a Volunteer Fails a Background Check

By Background Investigation Bureau | Posted on November 17, 2022

Good volunteers can be hard to find as the work often comes with a lack of recognition or thanks. But, that doesn’t mean an organization should happily accept whatever help is offered.

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Planning Indoor Events for Your Park and Recreation Agency

By Jeff Porter | Posted on November 16, 2022

It can be a challenge for park and recreation departments to change modes, focusing on indoor activities, especially during those cold winter months or particularly stormy days.

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Creating a More Sustainable, Eco-Friendly World – Episode 122

By Cort Jones | Posted on November 15, 2022

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're celebrating America Recycles Day with Manuela Barón, a Colombian-American sustainability activist, artist and founder of The Girl Gone Green, an inclusive community that fosters social and environmental change and encourages people to live more consciously.

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Ensuring Equitable Access to Parks Through Systems Change

By Justin Taylor | Posted on November 8, 2022

NRPA and Children and Nature Network partnered to dive into the importance of systems change perspectives and application with a workshop for NRPA’s Resilient Park Access grantee cohort prior to the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Tech-Savvy Park Planning

By Clement Lau, DPPD, FAICP | Posted on November 1, 2022

Nothing can replace the connections and opportunities for relationship-building that in-person meetings and other activities provide. However, there are tools that can help make virtual meetings more engaging, interactive and even fun.

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