Submit a Story

January 2016


Share your success stories with us! The NRPA Success Story Database is the place to highlight the work that YOU are doing! Stories showcase innovative and successful programs from local professionals, advocates, elected officials, and community leaders in the park and recreation field. Make sure that your agency is featured for the great work that you are doing!

What’s in it for Your Agency?

  • National recognition
  • Media exposure
  • Your program will be a resource to other agencies

How Do I Submit My Success Story?

Step 1. Think of a special story that took place within your park and recreation agency—whether it is a new and innovative program, a special event, a partnership with city council or another organization that has resulted in success—and create a special headline for the story!

Step 2. Determine which topic(s) the story references. Choose from the list of topics provided or suggest another option to be considered.

Step 3. Write a 500-800 word story describing the impact and results of the program. Stories should include people involved in the program, who, what, when, where, why, how, any relevant details, background and general information about the program/agency. It’s also a great opportunity to include quotes from participants in the program, staff, members, city council, etc.

Step 4. Include a compelling image that aligns with the story and helps to illustrate it to readers. Images must be high resolution.

Step 5. Send your story out to community members, elected officials, partners, and staff once it’s been posted! Use this as an opportunity to market your agency and showcase the power that parks and recreation have on your community and nationwide.

Submit Your Success Story