Latest National Recreation and Park Association Stories

2010-11-25 00:00:40

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the launch of America's Backyard, a new program to engage the American public and showcase the value of public parks and recreation in communities throughout the U.S. Ashburn, VA (Vocus) November 23, 2010 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce the launch of America's Backyard, a new program to engage the American public and showcase the value of public parks and recreation in...

2010-11-05 00:00:37

7,000 People Gather in Minneapolis for National Event Highlighting the Impact of Public Parks and Recreation, With Personal Video Message from the First Lady Ashburn, Va. (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Last week, 7,000 people gathered in Minneapolis, Minn., to participate in the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2010 Congress & Exposition: Connecting Communities, a national conference and trade show focusing on the reach and impact of public parks and recreation in the U.S....

2010-10-30 00:00:45

NRPA Today Released Five Industry Monographs Focused on Environmental, Wellness and Youth Development Issues And The Economic Impact Of Parks And Recreation Papers Released at Noon Press Conference Today Minneapolis (Vocus) October 28, 2010 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) today publicly released five monographs, developed by industry experts from top-tier universities. Topics of study include:     The Benefits of Physical Activity Provided by...

2010-10-18 10:46:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, will take part in the largest trade show for parks and recreation professionals -- the 2010 National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA) Congress & Exposition, which is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 25-29. LTR Products is exhibiting at the show where it will share the features and benefits of its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an innovative and eco-friendly...

2009-06-10 15:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's state park system is one of four finalists for the 2009 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, acting Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources John Quigley said today. "We have spectacular natural assets in our state park system -- the darkest night-time skies east of the Mississippi; the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon; the largest known bat colony in the state and largest elk herd in...

2008-10-01 03:00:14

By Futrell, Ashley Weigh the park and recreation policies of the two major presidential candidates. The 2008 presidential election is just a few months away and a great deal of attention has been given by the candidates to a variety of issues important to Americans, ranging from health care to national security to the state of the economy. Both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama have been questioned by voters who want to know where they stand on issues that are important to them. As...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Vaira, Douglas Discover why this year's NRPA Congress & Exposition keynoter believes it's high time to remove environmental issues from the back burner-and what he plans to do about it. If there's anyone who is able to take the lead in resolving the environmental mess we find ourselves in now-lax regulations on drilling and pollution, a warming planet, and rapidly disappearing open space, just to cite a few examples-it's Robert F. Kennedy Jr. After all, he's got some pretty good...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Anonymous NRPA's National Summit on Environmental Stewardship provides a perfect convergence of public parks, environmental sustainability, and community advocacy. For three days in May, nearly 400 participants-leaders in public parks and recreation, conservationists, land stewards, citizen advocates, and others- gathered in Portland, Ore., for NRPA's multi-day National Summit on Environmental Stewardship. More than an event, it was an effort aimed at staking a claim for public parks and...

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