NRPA recognizes that close-to-home parks and recreation and the professionals who make it all happen are:essential.
, to maintainhealth and wellness, and to enhanceconservationof natural spaces in communities everywhere.
Parks and recreation and the professionals who make it happen are essential. Explore the research-based statements that showcase the fundamental role of parks and recreation.
Championing Our Stories
Every year we celebrate July as Park and Recreation Month. Join us as we highlight the stories of how our communities are more strong, vibrant and resilient because of parks and recreation.