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The Power of Connection: Juan Carlos Acevedo's Story of Finding Community at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Michael Biedenstein, CPRP, AFO | Posted on June 27, 2023

For Juan Carlos Acevedo, the superintendent of marketing and communications at the Wheeling Park District, the NRPA Annual Conference has been a pivotal experience toward building more diverse, equitable and inclusive park and recreation systems.

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NRPA Resources Are Valuable for Parks and Recreation Newcomers

By John Blue | Posted on June 26, 2023

John Blue, the director of parks and recreation for City of Purcell, Oklahoma, shares how NRPA's resources have been beneficial for him when he switched to a career in parks and recreation.

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Where Community Grows in Glenwood Springs, Colorado — July Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 22, 2023

On the July bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into the story behind our annual Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest winner, City of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation's therapeutic recreation program.

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Celebrating Pride Month in Parks and Recreation — Episode 138

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 13, 2023

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re looking back at some of our previous episodes discussing LGBTQ+ inclusion in parks and recreation.

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The NRPA Annual Conference: A Treasure Trove of Ideas and Networking Opportunities

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on June 5, 2023

Addie Weaver, a Senior Recreation Supervisor at Washington Township RecPlex, recently shared her experiences at the NRPA Annual Conference and how they have influenced her ability to make an impact in her community.

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