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RRS offers a range of opportunities for recreation and leisure professionals to enhance their skills, learn, and engage.
All About Grants
Learn more about the grant programs that support park development (PARTF, LWCF). Also find tips on grantsmanship
The RRS team is available to provide technical expertise to enhance recreation, parks and open space in your community.
Be a champion for parks & recreation professionals and the communities they serve
Encourage excellence in recreation, parks, and outdoor space design with a goal to foster public health and inclusivity by providing knowledge and technical expertise.
RRS is the nation’s oldest technical assistance program for parks and recreation agencies in North Carolina. RRS provides technical assistance, applied research, and continuing education for the state. Services are available to government agencies, citizen boards, civic and service groups, schools, youth agencies, hospitals, senior centers, commercial, and non-profit organizations. Recreation Resources Service can assist you in establishing, improving, and or expanding recreation and leisure services in your area of North Carolina.
Services are provided through a partnership of the Division of Park and Recreation-North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, North Carolina State University. RRS began as a function of the State of North Carolina Recreation Commission in 1943.