Parks & Recreation, the monthly magazine of the National Recreation & Park Association in Ashburn, Virginia. NRPA has more than 30,000 members and is dedicated to advancing parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.
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Elizabeth Beard, Managing Editor, has been a natural resources writer, editor, and communications professional in the Washington area since 1990. Most recently she was the managing editor of Fisheries, a monthly scientific journal and membership magazine. As managing editor of Parks & Recreation, she organizes production of the print edition, handles freelance contracts and billing, assembles the monthly Product Roundup, and writes articles ranging from short news items to full-length cover stories. Beth, who holds a degree in Public Communication from American University, lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband Doug, son Ryan, and two dogs.
Danielle Taylor, Associate Editor, joined the Parks & Recreation editorial staff in 2012 following her tenure at Home Buyer Publications, where she worked on Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, and Country’s Best Cabins magazines. As associate editor, Danielle writes and edits for several departments of Parks & Recreation and also works on the digital and web editions of each issue. She holds a B.A. in magazine journalism and English as well as a B.S. in human geography from the University of Maryland, and she lives in Chantilly, Virginia.
If you are interested in having Parks and Recreation feature one of your company's products, please send a press release or write up of no more than 100 words and an image, via e-mail, to Beth Beard at NRPA. We will then contact you regarding the product's placement in a certain issue.