Mission: To advance parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. Because everyone deserves a great park.
Programs: National partnerships. Npra leverages its relationships with several different key corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations to bring greater resources to local park and recreation agencies. Focusing on the three pillars of health and wellness, conservation, and social equity, nrpa works with walmart, disney, espn, american water, alliance for a healthier generation, coca-cola, southwest airlines, the jpb foundation, and many others. The organization impacted more than 1. 4 million people through these programs. Nrpa provided more than 17. 4 million healthy meals and snacks served to children. The organization provided increased access to physical activity for 462,000 people. Over 1. 1 million improved their nutrition and 59,000 were connected to nature.
knowledge, learning, and conferences. Nrpa is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make park and recreation indispensable elements of communities. Nrpa hosts the largest annual conference of park and recreation professionals with 8,000 attendees. Nrpa has 21,000 certified individuals in the areas of aquatic facilities, playground safety, and park and recreation professionals in general.
membership, marketing and communications. Nrpa has 61,000 members including park and recreation professionals, students, advocates, and academics. The organization provides the profession with grant opportunities, professional development, networking, advocacy and many other resources to support their local communities.
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