May 2017


National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Our work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities, NRPA’s 60,000 members represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between.

NRPA’s Success Story Database is a collection of community-level stories from local park and recreation agencies across the country that have implemented successful strategies to improve the communities in which they live, work and play. The database is intended to be used by local park and recreation professionals, advocates, local elected officials and community leaders. It is searchable by topic area and state. The collection of stories will continue to grow as NRPA collects more stories from the field. If you have a compelling story to share please submit it to us after reviewing the following guidelines.

NRPA thanks the Walmart Foundation for their support of this project.