DoD REPI 410

Exploring Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on March 2, 2022

In continuing to provide learning opportunities and resources that may be beneficial to NRPA members — including various federal resources — we wanted to share information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program.

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Building Community Through Access to Skateparks — Episode 109

By Cort Jones | Posted on March 1, 2022

On today’s episode, we're chatting with Alec Beck, the manager of public education for The Skatepark Project, formerly known as the Tony Hawk Foundation, as well as Cecely Todacheenie, a local skateboarder from Gallup, New Mexico, who was a strong advocate and youth ambassador for a skatepark project in her community.

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Summer Camp Planning 410

Planning Your Camp Programs

By Jason Schaitz, MBA, CPRE | Posted on February 28, 2022

Planning is the cornerstone of any well-run camp, and it is extremely important in coordinating any high-level park and recreation program. Here are some tips and guidelines on planning your camp programs.

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Three Challenges We Often Hear When Encouraging Inclusion

By Shalini Mirpuri | Posted on February 23, 2022

This blog post outlines the three most common challenges NRPA has received in response to our push for diversity, equity and inclusion in parks and recreation, along with our perspectives on each.

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Advancing Access to Mountain Biking in Bristol — March Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on February 17, 2022

The March issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of the podcast we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, titled, “Blazing a Trail in Bristol, Connecticut.”

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Billie Jean King 410

Gender Equity in the Spotlight as 50 Years of Title IX Approaches

By Teresa Morrissey | Posted on February 16, 2022

Tennis icon Billie Jean King, a pioneer for the fair and equal treatment of women in sports, conducted the coin toss at Super Bowl LVI with an important message for viewers at home: with June 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of Title IX legislation, let’s celebrate the wins, but double down on the urgent need to advance gender equity in sports now.

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SYS 410 Outdoor Adventure Writing Contest is Open: Sharing Messages of Gratitude

By | Posted on February 10, 2022

Building on the success of the 2021 contest, this year’s Share Your Story contest from launched January 5 and runs through April 30, 2022. Amateur writers can recap their experiences on federal public lands and waters for a chance to win great prizes and have their story featured on!

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The Time for Gender Equity in Sports Is Now

By Teresa Morrissey | Posted on February 1, 2022

2022年2月2日,是國家的女童和婦女Sports Day — a moment to celebrate female athletes and to take action to ensure women and girls have equitable access to opportunities for physical activity.

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Coffee Talk Replay: Breaking Down Barriers to Outdoor Recreation — Episode 108

By Cort Jones | Posted on February 1, 2022

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying our Coffee Talk from the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference with Dr. Kim and Claude Walker, the founders of Abundant Life Adventure Club.

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Tips for Managing Youth Sports Volunteers

By Jason Schaitz, MBA, CPRE | Posted on January 28, 2022

For many park and recreation agencies, volunteers are going to be the face of your youth sports programs and leagues. Here are some tips to manage your volunteers and keep them coming back!

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January Is National Mentoring Month

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on January 26, 2022

1月是國家指導and shines light on the importance of mentoring and social connection, especially during times of hardship and uncertainty. Here are some resources and ways you can celebrate.

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Marketing Programs 410

Marketing and Promoting Your Recreation Programs

By Jason Schaitz, MBA, CPRE | Posted on January 24, 2022

Jason Schaitz, MBA, CPRE, shares some ways to help you market and promote your programs to your local community.

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Mental Health SUD Guide 410

It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

By Liliana Ruiz Fischer | Posted on January 21, 2022

Introducing NRPA's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Language Guide, a resource developed to help park and recreation professionals to address, communicate, and effectively serve all individuals experiencing mental health and substance use disorders.

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Celebrating Parks & Recreation’s 30 Under 30 — February Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on January 20, 2022

On the February bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re having a conversation with two of this year's 30 Under 30, Rosie Santos and Hashim Taylor, as well as NRPA Volunteer and Awards Manager Michael Biedenstein.

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Shaping the Future With Next Practices in Parks and Recreation — Episode 107

By Cort Jones | Posted on January 18, 2022

在尖吻鱸屬t episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Neelay Bhatt, vice president and principal of PROS Consulting, to discuss what the future of parks and recreation may look like in terms of programming, placemaking, financing and more.

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Solutions to Homelessness — The Role of Parks and Recreation

By Allison Colman and Austin Barrett | Posted on January 10, 2022

On November 12, 2021, NRPA released the first blog in this series, Understanding Homelessness: The Extent, Causes and Local Solutions. This second post delves into additional support and resources available, as well as outlines potential solutions and a path forward.

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New NRPA Toolkit Helps Park and Recreation Agencies Secure Funding for Health and Wellness Programs

By Elesha Kingshott, MSW, MPH | Posted on January 7, 2022

This new toolkit was designed to provide community-based organizations with insights, tips and resources to help secure funding for health and wellness programs.

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Planning Mental Health Programs at Your Rec Center for Gen-Z

By Joseph Oriente | Posted on January 7, 2022

Mental health is an increasingly important issue, especially among young generations. Learn how staff at your agency can help support mental health.

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