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Is Your Background Screening Methodology Leading the Way or a Best Practice in Attracting Risk?

By Ken Monroe | Posted on March 31, 2022

Are your hiring practices — specifically regarding your background check process — safeguarding your park and recreation agency and community?

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Celebrating Women in Parks and Recreation — Episode 111

By Cort Jones | Posted on March 29, 2022

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're revisiting a previous episode featuring the founders of Women in Parks and Recreation, which began as a Facebook group and has grown into a into a 501(C)3 nonprofit charitable organization with a goal of strengthening women in the field through networking, collaboration and learning.

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Fifth Grader’s Passion Project Inspires More Kids To Get Outside

By Adam Levine | Posted on March 18, 2022

Eleven-year-old Adam Levine knows how important it is for kids to get outside and be active, and he wants to let other kids know how important getting outside and being active is for them.

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Diving in and Staying Afloat: My Journey to Becoming a CPRP

By Amber Moore, CPRP | Posted on March 17, 2022

Amber Moore, CPRP, the aquatics supervisor for Brigham City Corporation (Utah), shares why becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) was worth it for her — and why it's worth it for you!

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Celebrating Earth Day With Parks and Recreation — April Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on March 17, 2022

On the April bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Ayanna Williams, MSW, NRPA director of community and environmental resilience, to discuss all the ways park and recreation professionals are celebrating Earth Day with their communities.

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Five Takeaways for Parks and Recreation from the Just Released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on March 16, 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has issued an updated report, which contains several implementable strategies to improve the climate resilience of people and nature that park and recreation professionals may find insightful.

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When Does Your Park Need a Waiver? Three Things to Consider

By Daryl McCarl | Posted on March 16, 2022

Parks are built for visitors to have fun and enjoy themselves. However, some activities carry a degree of risk, which means that your park might need waivers.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation: Serving Those Who Serve — Episode 110

By Cort Jones | Posted on March 15, 2022

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're talking all things Morale, Welfare and Recreation, also known as Armed Forces Recreation, with NRPA's incoming Armed Forces Recreation Network chair, John Prue, as well as Caité Kendrick and Kiersten Warren.

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Resiliency and Recreation at Lower Manhattan’s New Battery Playscape

By Christopher A. Miller | Posted on March 10, 2022

The recently completed Battery Playscape in New York City offers an example of how to make resiliency a key component of a project while delivering a new and unique playground.

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The CPRE Isn’t That Scary After All

By Myla Neal, CPRE | Posted on March 9, 2022

Myla Neal, CPRE, the assistant director for Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services in Virginia, shares her experience with taking the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam, as well as some helpful tips.

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Four Tips for Planning an Engaging Community Workshop

By Olivia Mode-Cater | Posted on March 8, 2022

As a park and recreation professional, you might be looking to plan an exciting workshop that engages community members and invites them to take advantage of community services. This guide offers a few tips to help you plan your next engaging community event.

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Exploring Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on March 2, 2022

In continuing to provide learning opportunities and resources that may be beneficial to NRPA members — including various federal resources — we wanted to share information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program.

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Building Community Through Access to Skateparks — Episode 109

By Cort Jones | Posted on March 1, 2022

On today’s episode, we're chatting with Alec Beck, the manager of public education for The Skatepark Project, formerly known as the Tony Hawk Foundation, as well as Cecely Todacheenie, a local skateboarder from Gallup, New Mexico, who was a strong advocate and youth ambassador for a skatepark project in her community.

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