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You’ve Got This!

By Gabby Vera, CPRP | Posted on October 27, 2023

Gabby Vera, CPRP, the regional park superintendent for Maricopa County Parks and Recreation, shares practical strategies to boost self-confidence, overcome imposter syndrome, and thrive in your leadership journey.

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The Data Proves It: The Public Supports Park and Recreation Funding

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 26, 2023

In the latest in our Park Engagement Blog Series, we discuss the public’s support for park and recreation funding, initiatives they see as being most beneficial in their community, and their desire to be a part of the process.

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Fifth Annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz Raises Awareness of Biodiversity in Local Parks

By Rukmini Kalamangalam | Posted on October 25, 2023

This September, NRPA hosted its fifth annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation and like-minded organizations.

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Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders in Parks and Recreation — Episode 145

By Cort Jones | Posted on October 24, 2023

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing the good work of the National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society with Chris Bass, CPRP, and Thamara Velasco, CYSA.

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3 Tips for Creating Impactful (and Reusable) Event Content

By Matthew Burnell | Posted on October 20, 2023

Event content helps park and recreation agencies connect with their communities. Learn how to engage visitors by making your content impactful and reusable.

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Supporting Staff Well-Being

By Daniel Hatcher and Allison Colman | Posted on October 19, 2023

We explored the topic of staff well-being at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference. Here are a few of the creative ideas to support staff well-being that attendees shared.

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Exploring 13 Common Park and Recreation Salaries

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 18, 2023

The 2023 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report dives into 13 of the most commonly found job titles held by full-time professionals. We look at the different responsibilities of each of these positions and how their salaries differ and have changed over the years.

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Proximity To Parks: An Opportunity for Action

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 17, 2023

In the latest edition of our Park Engagement Blog Series, we explore what proportion of U.S. residents live within walking distance from a local park or recreation facility.

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How to Protect What We Love (People and the Planet) — Episode 144

By Cort Jones and Christina High | Posted on October 10, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Kenny Barnes, the program and outreach coordinator for Sustainability Matters, a grassroots environmental nonprofit dedicated to cultivating community through conservation and making sustainability fun, realistic and inclusive for all.

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How Are People Getting to Their Local Parks?

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 6, 2023

In this blog post, we explore one component of the 2023 Engagement With Parks Report — how park users get from their homes to parks, playgrounds, open spaces or recreation centers.

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Advancing Systems-Level Change Across Seven Dimensions of Well-Being

By Maureen Neumann | Posted on October 3, 2023

Community Wellness Hubs are designed to advance health and wellness across seven interdependent and interconnected dimensions of well-being — cultural, economic, emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical and social.

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Diving Deeper: The 2023 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 2, 2023

The 2023 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report outlines the valuable benefits that park and recreation professionals receive, such as health insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement plans and more.

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