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Promoting Exercise
NRPA Identifies How Local Parks Generate Value

Before You Go - November 2015

Preliminary findings of a recent economic impact study commissioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts, revealed that the nation's local and regional parks generate nearly $140 billion in economic activity per year and support nearly 1 million jobs.

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Gold Medal Honors
Recipients Recognized for Park & Rec Management Excellence

Before You Go - October 2015

The recipients were revealed on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas at the NRPA's Annual Conference. The sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program, one of the highest professional awards available to parks and recreation agencies throughout the country, was Musco Lighting LLC, an Oskaloosa, Iowa-based company that has specialized in lighting systems for sports and large areas for more than 30 years.

Make A Statement!

Shelters, Shade Structures Go Above and Beyond

Feature Article - September 2015

You can make your park or site stand out when you choose shelters and shade structures that create a sense of place and provide a unique aesthetic.

Naturally Urban

Connecting City Dwellers to Nature Via Parks & Trails

Feature Article - September 2015

Cities are increasingly developing greenways that interconnect various communities and parks. Here, we take a look at how effective greenways in three urban areas are making an impact.

Going Natural

Incorporating Nature Play Into Urban Parks & Greenways

Web Exclusive - September 2015

Expanding on our coverage of urban greenways, we provide additional information about how incorporating natural play elements along greenways can help boost involvement in nature by kids and families.

Joining Forces

Partnerships Help Parks, Recreation Facilities Improve Effectiveness

Feature Article - August 2015

Developing partnerships with other organizations, whether they are nonprofit or for-profit, is vital in helping to make recreation facilities more effective in executing their plans for new or existing developments or programs. Learn about how to form effective partnerships.

Create a Recreation Space Designed for Families

Problem Solver - August 2015

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Provide Accessible Fitness for All

Problem Solver - August 2015

Outdoor fitness areas can incorporate a variety of equipment, including circuit training, body-weight resistance, as well as adjustable resistance, giving community members a chance to get a full-body workout. What's more, many units accommodate multiple users, which means more people can work out at once, getting all the benefits of a workout with the added bonus of a strong social element.

Create a Destination in Your Park

Problem Solver - August 2015

You can choose a structure inspired by designs in a catalog, modify a current design with different columns, colors, roof types and laser-cut ornamentation, or create a truly unique structure that starts from your own ideas or sketch.

Make Your Site Pet- and People-Friendlier

Problem Solver - August 2015

You also should post the rules for your park or site in a central location, such as the entrance, and be sure to emphasize rules associated with pets, including leash and cleanup requirements. In addition, be sure to have uniformed staff members visit the park on a regular basis. A physical presence will let pet owners know that you're supervising, and also will give you the opportunity to explain the rules to those who turn their backs when their pup makes a deposit.