Tomorrow's Park at Today's Price
Financial loans for land acquisition and facility operations offer oft-overlooked purchasing opportunities for park and recreation agencies.
Grassroots Gumption
Election results show resounding public support for state and community parks and recreation.
Beneficial Beetles
An innovative alliance between South Florida students, scientists and a very hungry beetle is helping to eliminate invasive plants in parks.
Fund Your Park
This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.
Themed Playgrounds
Themed playgrounds are a great way for agencies to foster creative play and get community buy-in.
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Features

Tomorrow's Park at Today's Price

February 2015 issue, By Reggie Hall

Financial loans for land acquisition and facility operations offer oft-overlooked purchasing opportunities for park and recreation agencies.

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Grassroots Gumption

February 2015 issue, By David Tyahla

Election results show resounding public support for state and community parks and recreation.

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Archive Throwback: June 1970

February 2015 issue, By Danielle Taylor

NRPA is celebrating 50 years of parks and recreation!

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Departments & Columns

Perspectives

50 Years: The Next Big Thing

February 2015 issue, By Detrick L. Stanford, CPRP

NRPA Board of Directors Chair Detrick L. Stanford, CPRP, contemplates 50 years of NRPA and looks ahead to the coming decades.

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Editor's Letter

Let’s Talk About Money

February 2015 issue, By Gina Mullins-Cohen

NRPA's vice president of marketing, communications and publishing, and editorial director reflects on the financial state of the parks and recreation industry and what the future holds.

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Letters

Letters

February 2015 issue

Let us know what you think about what you read each month in Parks & Recreation magazine!

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Community Center » Agency Spotlight

Agency Spotlight: Rapid City Parks and Recreation, South Dakota

February 2015 issue, By Danielle Taylor

Rapid City Parks and Recreation has a lot to brag about, from its formidable history to biking amenities that are hard to beat.

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Community Center » Notable News

Notable News

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Community Center » NRPA Connect

NRPA Connect Hot Topics

February 2015 issue, By Hayley MacDonell

Check out the highlights of what’s being discussed on NRPA Connect!

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Community Center » Vegas Playground

Playground Land

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

North Las Vegas’ Craig Ranch Regional Park boasts some very cool playgrounds designed to keep kids coming back for fun, imaginative and active play.

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By the Numbers

Proof of Worth

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

An economic impact study in Chicago shows parks and recreation add real value to urban environments.

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People for Parks

Transforming Travis Park

February 2015 issue, By Casey Whittington

Revitalization efforts at a small Texas park inspired a local businessman to spearhead programming designed to build stronger community ties.

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Member to Member

You Get What You Pay For

February 2015 issue, By Sandra J. Gonzalez

Investing in community parks and recreation can pay dividends for the future.

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Advocacy

Embracing New Opportunities

February 2015 issue, By Kevin O'Hara

NRPA’s VP of urban and government affairs reflects on the significance of a recent Troops for Fitness event.

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Law Review

Pretrial Summary Judgment Dismisses Playground Injury Claim

February 2015 issue, By James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D.

Even the threat of litigation can have a major impact on what type of equipment is permitted in neighborhood parks and playgrounds.

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Conservation » Invasive Species

Beetles to the Rescue

February 2015 issue, By Richard J. Dolesh

An innovative alliance between South Florida students, scientists and a very hungry beetle is helping to eliminate invasive plants in parks.

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Health & Wellness

Commit to Health: A Review of Year One

February 2015 issue, By Kellie May

Are you committed?

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Social Equity

The Park and Recreation Profession: Socially or Financially Alluring for Diversity?

February 2015 issue, By Ken Koonce

Do enduring, but perhaps incorrect, perceptions of the park and recreation industry contribute to a lack of diversity across the field?

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Future Leaders

How Do I Overcome the Experience Requirement on a Job Application?

February 2015 issue, By Mary Tapps, Jared Dowis and Tyler Tapps, Ph.D.

Tips for students to improve skills and use knowledge beyond the classroom.

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NRPA Update » Anniversary Celebrations

NRPA and the Revenue Development and Management School Share Golden Anniversaries

February 2015 issue, By Phil Rea

The park and recreation community celebrates the 50th anniversary of two iconic organizations: NRPA and Revenue Development and Management School.

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NRPA Update » Awards

Time to Fill that Trophy Case

February 2015 issue, By Roxanne Sutton

NRPA is now accepting submissions for its Gold Medal, National and Hall of Fame awards.

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NRPA Update » Career Center

Find It at the NRPA Career Center!

February 2015 issue, By Hayley MacDonell

The NRPA Career Center is the premier online resource for park and recreation professionals you won’t find anywhere else.

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NRPA Update » Fund Your Park

Raising Money and Awareness One Dollar at a Time

February 2015 issue, By Michele White

This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.

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NRPA Update » In Memoriam

In Memoriam: John H. Davis

February 2015 issue, By Roger Brown

The parks and recreation community mourns the loss of one of its earliest and staunchest supporters.

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NRPA Update » Learning

Test Your Park and Recreation Knowledge

February 2015 issue

Are you ready for the CPRP exam?

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NRPA Update » Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Kenya V. Bryant, CPRP

February 2015 issue, By Danielle Taylor

Kenya Bryant, assistant executive director of the Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) in Columbia, South Carolina, talks about his life and career.

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NRPA Update » Professional Development

Professional Development Planner

February 2015 issue

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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NRPA Update » PRORAGIS

PRORAGIS and Playground Facilities

February 2015 issue, By David Kurtz

Data from PRORAGIS™ shows that approximately 96 percent of park and recreation agencies offer playground facilities, almost all of which are at no cost to the public.

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NRPA Update » Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Larry Allen

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

NRPA's Director of Accounting Larry Allen discusses his life and career.

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Operations

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

Themed playgrounds are a great way to foster creative play and get community buy-in.

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Park Bench

Dog-gone Clever

February 2015 issue, By Samantha Bartram

A Seattle-area dog has found an unusual way to commute to her local dog park.

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