National Recreation and Park Association

(Dec. 3, 2018) — According to a recent poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), when it comes to visiting public spaces this winter, eight in 10 (83 percent) Americans look forward to spending time outdoors.

(Oct. 30, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is now accepting education session proposals for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24–26, 2019, in Baltimore.

(Oct. 11, 2018) — Today, as part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awarded grant funding totaling $2 million to support green infrastructure projects

(Oct. 8, 2018) — 9 in 10 (93 percent) of Americans believe affordable out-of-school time programs at local parks, recreation centers and libraries to families of all income levels should be a goal of their local government.

(Sept. 24, 2018) — The 2018 Americans’ Engagement with Parks Report also found public support for parks and recreation remains strong.

(Sept. 17, 2018) — The NRPA urges Congress to act fast to secure reauthorization for this critical program before it expires Sept. 30.

(Sept. 4, 2018) — Nearly 20 percent of park and recreation agencies nationwide administer or manage farmers markets.

(Aug. 21, 2018) — The NRPA is proud to announce the launch of its new “Heart Your Park” Day of Service initiative.

(Aug. 7, 2018) — The three-day NRPA Innovation Lab, titled #Winning: The Art of Getting Voters to Open Their Wallets for Parks, will explore the politics of voter-approved park and recreation funding mechanisms.

(July 19, 2018) — As a partner with this campaign, NRPA encourages park and recreation professionals, along with parents, caregivers and children, to take the Pool Safely Pledge.

(July 9, 2018) — Nearly 70 percent of Americans agree that merging technology and nature will increase children’s desire to go to parks.

(June 13, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced the recipients of this year’s NRPA Innovation Awards and NRPA Spotlight Awards.

(June 12, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) president and CEO Barbara Tulipane, CAE, has announced her retirement and will be leaving NRPA.

(May 16, 2018) — Business experts and park leaders from across the country will gather in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 16–18, to discuss how parks and recreation makes an impact on regional economic competitiveness and quality of life.

(May 14, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), in partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Value of Water Campaign, is proud to bring attention to the benefits of green infrastructure in parks during National Infrastructure Week, May 14–18.

(May 10, 2018) — The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management

(May 9, 2018) — For the second year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Southwest Airlines are proud to partner on a Community Outreach and Education Grant program to help fund green stormwater infrastructure projects in underserved, low-income communities across the United States.

(April 26, 2018) — “At NRPA, we believe everyone deserves a great park,” said Barbara Tulipane, NRPA president and CEO.

(April 24, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is celebrating National Playground Safety Week April 23–27 by providing resources to playground professionals and advocates in every community.

(April 2, 2018) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is participating in A Community Thrives, a fundraising project on CrowdRise.

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