National Recreation and Park Association


The National Recreation and Park Association is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to fostering healthy, sustainable and equitable communities through local parks and recreation. NRPA has nearly 60,000 members who manage more than 105,000 park and recreation centers in communities across the U.S. and beyond. Through our members and national efforts, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space, because everyone deserves a park.


NRPA is dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation. NRPA commits to prioritizing inclusion in existing national programs and initiatives; providing resources, professional development opportunities and technical assistance to local park and recreation agencies; and developing metrics, collecting impacts and disseminating findings to scale best practices across the field of parks and recreation.

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