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Sep 30, 2014, 07:30 ET

MindMixer and NRPA Join Together to Enhance Community Engagement Around Local Parks and Recreation

MindMixer, a civic engagement technology company, and the National Recreation and Park Association today announced a relationship that will provide...

Jun 26, 2013, 09:00 ET

Americans to Show and Share the Love for Local Parks and Recreation this July

Why do you love your local parks and recreation? Can you answer the question? The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) believes the...

Jun 19, 2013, 10:25 ET

Community Parks Revitalization Act Reintroduced in U.S. House of Representatives

 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) commends Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), along with Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and 10...

Dec 14, 2012, 09:30 ET

Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG®, to be Introduced in U.S. Park and Recreation Programs

Golf Icon Takes Bold Step to Energize Youth Participation in Golf In an effort to bring golf into the mainstream of youth sports, golf...

Oct 16, 2012, 12:00 ET

NRPA and National Wildlife Federation Join Forces on Goal to Connect 10 Million More Kids to Nature

Local park and recreation departments critical to reversing "indoor generation" trend  The National Recreation and Park Association...

Sep 24, 2012, 12:02 ET

Legislation Introduced in Senate will Breathe Life into Urban Parks and Recreation

Authorizes competitive grants to help urban communities with jobs, health, and economic growth Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), along with Sens....

Sep 05, 2012, 09:00 ET

NRPA and Darden Foundation Partner to Preserve Great American Trails

Grant of $231,000 will support communities as they refurbish and update trails across the country The National Recreation and Park...

Jun 26, 2012, 09:00 ET
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National Recreation and Park Association Wants You to Get Wild this July!

High-tech treasure hunt during Park and Recreation Month encourages Americans to explore the benefits of parks Almost one year after...

Jun 13, 2012, 15:50 ET
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Park and Recreation Agencies Fill Children's Hunger Gap During Summer Months

Serving Communities grants provide millions of nutritious meals to children During the summer months, children may not have access to...

Mar 26, 2012, 09:30 ET
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Park & Recreation Leaders Head to D.C. to Fight for Surface Transportation and LWCF

Annual Legislative Forum brings hundreds to affirm the value of local parks and recreation With the recent advancement of the Surface...

Feb 21, 2012, 10:03 ET
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New Report Examines Viability of Future Funding for Urban Parks and Recreation

  Outcome from Roundtable of Experts Identifies Solutions, Need for More Research  The National Recreation and Park...

Oct 24, 2011, 10:56 ET
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World Renowned Skateboarding Legend, Tony Hawk To Keynote NRPA Congress and Exposition in Atlanta

Congress to Focus on Inspiring Healthy Active Communities through Parks and Recreation Twelve-time skateboarding world champion and...

Sep 12, 2011, 13:28 ET
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Barbara Tulipane, NRPA CEO, Awarded Prestigious Rockefeller-Udall Award by National Association of State Park Directors

The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) presented the Laurance Rockefeller-Stewart Udall Award to National Recreation and Park...

Aug 25, 2011, 12:26 ET
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NRPA Awards $175,000 to 20 Grantees for 2011 - 2012 Take Me Fishing™ Initiative

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 Take Me Fishing™ Initiative in...

Jul 12, 2011, 16:41 ET
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America's Parks Call on Congress to Form U.S. Conservation Construction Corps

NRPA and NASPD Urge Nation's Leaders to Create Jobs by Revitalizing Public Park and Recreation Facilities Last week, the National Recreation and...

Jun 10, 2008, 01:00 ET

NRPA Appoints Barbara Tulipane as CEO

ASHBURN, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce that Barbara...

May 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

This Week: National Summit on Environmental Stewardship

PORTLAND, Ore., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will host the National Summit on...

May 02, 2008, 01:00 ET

This Week: National Summit on Environmental Stewardship

PORTLAND, Ore., May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will host the National Summit on...

Mar 27, 2008, 01:00 ET

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Keynote 2008 NRPA Congress

ASHBURN, Va., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,...

Mar 25, 2008, 01:00 ET

Environmental Stewardship Summit Gets Top National Support

ASHBURN, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced that eight national...