NRPA: Presenting Parks & Recreation as an Essential Community Resource

Parks are essential to healthy lifestyles, vibrant communities and a healthy environment in every city and town across our nation. To further this mission, NRPA has developed a number of resources for park and recreation professionals; including, research findings, best practice guides and tool kits. This interactive discussion will review these resources, including how best to use them in your community. The conversation will conclude will also identify the key challenges and opportunities facing North Carolina park and recreation leaders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover NRPA resources that promote successful delivery of park and recreation services and amenities.
  • Identify data and insights that “make the case” of parks & recreation as an essential community resource.
  • Recognize the greatest challenges and opportunities facing NC park and recreation leaders.