National Recreation and Park Association

National Recreation and Park Association The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation, and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people.
NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities. Founded in 1965 through the merger of 5 national organizations dedicated to the same cause, NRPA has grown over the years - in total membership, in outreach efforts, in building partnerships, and in serving as the voice and defender of parks and recreation. NRPA is dedicated to educating professionals and the public on the essential nature of parks and recreation. Through learning opportunities, research, and communications initiatives, we strive to generate significant public support for our movement in order to advance the development of best practices and resources that will make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities. We also advocate for increased national funding for parks and recreation through federal grants and initiatives that support healthy lifestyles, economic vitality and environmental stewardship. We are the hub for connecting advocates, professionals, suppliers and government leaders so that, together, we can achieve common goals and further advance our movement. NRPA is funded through membership dues, conference and event sales, and charitable contributions. These funds are used to conduct research, education and policy initiatives on behalf of the movement. NRPA is a non-profit organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia.

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Mission: NRPA’s mission is to advance parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

05/20/2019

Thanks to the support of the Target Corporation, projects in communities like Phoenix are providing safe places for all generations to play across the country!

Learn more: http://ow.ly/aqiE50ujEqc

We're kicking off Park and Recreation Month by giving YOU the power to choose the cover for the July issue of Parks & Re...
05/20/2019

We're kicking off Park and Recreation Month by giving YOU the power to choose the cover for the July issue of Parks & Recreation magazine! Pick your favorite by liking the individual photo.

Note: Only likes on the photos in this album will count, so if you share your favorite, make sure your friends and followers know to come to NRPA's page to like the photo (and not just like your status). Votes will be counted until 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 24. #GameOnJuly

We're kicking off Park and Recreation Month by giving YOU the power to choose the cover for the July issue of Parks & Recreation magazine! Pick your favorite by liking the individual photo.

Note: Only likes on the photos in this album will count, so if you share your favorite, make sure your friends and followers know to come to NRPA's page to like the photo (and not just like your status). Votes will be counted until 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 24. #GameOnJuly

On June 8, encourage your community to get fit with parks and recreation by hosting an #NRPAFamilyFitDay event and takin...
05/19/2019
Family Health & Fitness Day is June 8!

On June 8, encourage your community to get fit with parks and recreation by hosting an #NRPAFamilyFitDay event and taking part in our one-minute challenge!

Parks and recreation helps keep communities healthy!

The 2019 #ParksBuildCommunity project — ABC Park in Baltimore, Maryland — includes something new and exciting: resea...
05/19/2019
Measuring the Impact of Parks Build Community

The 2019 #ParksBuildCommunity project — ABC Park in Baltimore, Maryland — includes something new and exciting: research.

Thanks to funding from BCI Burke Playgrounds, NRPA is working with North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources and Johns Hopkins University to measure the impact of the renovated park.

Help kids learn how to be safer around water by teaching them this fun song!
05/18/2019
Today is Learn to Swim Day!

Help kids learn how to be safer around water by teaching them this fun song!

Staying safer around the pool only takes four simple steps.

Today's a great day to enjoy the outdoors with your family!
05/18/2019
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day Today, May 18!

Today's a great day to enjoy the outdoors with your family!

Plus, National Park Trust has partnered with NRPA to make it easy to invite your federal and state elected officials to your KTP Day event.

We had a great week in Philadelphia hosting the National Green Infrastructure Certification Training Program in partners...
05/17/2019

We had a great week in Philadelphia hosting the National Green Infrastructure Certification Training Program in partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation!

For more information, please visit
http://ow.ly/TJCW50ugxoE

We had a great week in Philadelphia hosting the National Green Infrastructure Certification Training Program in partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation!

For more information, please visit
http://ow.ly/TJCW50ugxoE

Be one of the first 50 people to register for the NRPA Annual Conference today starting at noon ET to receive a  Park an...
05/17/2019
Friday's NRPA Annual Conference Registration Prize

Be one of the first 50 people to register for the NRPA Annual Conference today starting at noon ET to receive a Park and Recreation Month T-Shirt! #GameOnJuly

Join us in Baltimore September 24-26.

It’s Water Safety Wednesday! Provide your staff with the proper training to deal with emergency situations and conside...
05/15/2019

It’s Water Safety Wednesday! Provide your staff with the proper training to deal with emergency situations and consider hosting CPR courses at your facility! Get more tips from National Water Safety Month here: http://ow.ly/addJ30jNhsP.

Learn how the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is engaging older adults with Tai Chi  and submit your own Healthy Agin...
05/14/2019
How Do You Promote Healthy Aging in Parks?

Learn how the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is engaging older adults with Tai Chi and submit your own Healthy Aging in Parks success story!

Win a $50 gift card!

For older adults, intergenerational activities are crucial because of the increasing prevalence of social isolation and ...
05/13/2019
Growing Food and Community: Garden for All Ages

For older adults, intergenerational activities are crucial because of the increasing prevalence of social isolation and loneliness.

This community garden, entering its fifth season, is a gathering place for community members of all ages and brings generations together.

Just in: Baseball legend, Cal Ripken, Jr., will be the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session at the 2019 NRPA ...
05/13/2019

Just in: Baseball legend, Cal Ripken, Jr., will be the keynote speaker for the Opening General Session at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference! http://ow.ly/DcD850ua8J2

Each year, communities nationwide come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and ...
05/11/2019
National Prevention Week

Each year, communities nationwide come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

The purpose of National Prevention Week is three-fold.

Do you have what it takes to complete our Parks & Recreation crossword puzzle? The winners will be selected at the end o...
05/11/2019
May 2019 Parks & Recreation Crossword

Do you have what it takes to complete our Parks & Recreation crossword puzzle? The winners will be selected at the end of May!

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Check out this grant opportunity to make your pools and spas safer!
05/10/2019
Pool Safely Grant Program

Check out this grant opportunity to make your pools and spas safer!

Applications are due June 5!

Do you believe in unicorns? Members receive 33% off of job packages and FREE 30-day seasonal and internship postings! ht...
05/09/2019

Do you believe in unicorns? Members receive 33% off of job packages and FREE 30-day seasonal and internship postings! http://ow.ly/LLzL30oD83j

The digital edition of May's issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is now available! http://ow.ly/UY3t30oG12B
05/08/2019

The digital edition of May's issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is now available! http://ow.ly/UY3t30oG12B

Always ensure boaters are wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest. For more Water Safety Wednesday tips from Natio...
05/08/2019

Always ensure boaters are wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest. For more Water Safety Wednesday tips from National Water Safety Month, go to: http://ow.ly/jdeI30odoIM

Get your community involved in protecting pollinators by hosting a Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz this June!
05/08/2019
Here’s Why You Should Host a BioBlitz

Get your community involved in protecting pollinators by hosting a Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz this June!

Have a chance to win $1,000 to support pollinator enrichment activities.

Did you know 29% of residents are unaware of park and recreation offerings?
05/07/2019
Awareness and the Use of Parks Report

Did you know 29% of residents are unaware of park and recreation offerings?

The report explores the role awareness plays in driving usage and presents a series of steps leaders should consider when executing an awareness strategy.

Join us as we take a close look at current media trends and discover ways to make parks and recreation relevant in a clu...
05/07/2019

Join us as we take a close look at current media trends and discover ways to make parks and recreation relevant in a cluttered media landscape. http://ow.ly/EDHU30oCQ0o

The Congressional Park Champion Award recognizes Congressional and staff champions for their work in parks and recreatio...
05/06/2019
The Congressional Park Champion Award: Nominations Due May 31

The Congressional Park Champion Award recognizes Congressional and staff champions for their work in parks and recreation!

Congressional and staff champions for work done in a previous year or distinguished service over someone’s career to the area of parks and recreation.

Network with and learn from peers across the country conveniently from your smartphone or tablet! http://ow.ly/ISaJ30oEs...
05/06/2019

Network with and learn from peers across the country conveniently from your smartphone or tablet! http://ow.ly/ISaJ30oEsMB

Across the U.S., adults age 60 and older are making a positive impact through their mentorship, volunteerism and civic e...
05/06/2019
Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Across the U.S., adults age 60 and older are making a positive impact through their mentorship, volunteerism and civic engagement. #OAM19

As major providers of programs and services for older adults in communities across the country, parks and recreation play an important role in providing resources to older Americans.

Few industries can influence our nation’s and world’s future. The park and recreation industry can. http://ow.ly/frB...
05/05/2019

Few industries can influence our nation’s and world’s future. The park and recreation industry can. http://ow.ly/frBw30oCWDR

At NRPA, we believe in unicorns. Members receive 33% off of job packages and FREE 30-day seasonal and internship posting...
05/04/2019

At NRPA, we believe in unicorns. Members receive 33% off of job packages and FREE 30-day seasonal and internship postings! http://ow.ly/LLzL30oD83j

The Parks & Recreation magazine staff takes on Los Angeles! Yesterday, they visited the The Los Angeles River and also h...
05/03/2019

The Parks & Recreation magazine staff takes on Los Angeles!

Yesterday, they visited the The Los Angeles River and also had the chance to tour the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area with Shawn McAdory, regional park superintendent of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation.

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22377 Belmont Ridge Rd
Ashburn, VA
20148

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www.nrpa.org www.nrpa.org/blog/ http://www.nrpa.org/conference2016/

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Monday 08:30 - 16:45
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:45
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:45
Thursday 08:30 - 16:45
Friday 08:30 - 16:45

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