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  • 18 Aug 2017 1:28 PM | Samantha Coffman (Administrator)

    Thank you to all who participated in our Annual Awards program, click here to see the best of the best winners.

    Annual Awards Winners

  • 14 Aug 2017 12:44 PM | Samantha Coffman (Administrator)

    NRPA's latest Park Pulse Poll finds that park and recreation amenities are popular among vacation goers. Tourism plays an important role in the success of park and recreation agencies and many agencies run some of the most popular vacation destinations. Of those polled, nearly half prefer vacation destinations that are secluded and relaxing. Gen X'ers and Millennials believe that areas offering recreation options for kids and adults are important and Baby Boomers prefer areas with scenic views and wildlife.

    Full Poll and Infographic

  • 31 Jul 2017 11:58 AM | Carey Antoszewski (Administrator)

    Get yourself conference ready by taking a look at the conference program. 

  • 18 Jul 2017 2:16 PM | Carey Antoszewski (Administrator)

    In 24 hours, a key vote on summer and afterschool funding will take place — potentially impacting park and recreation programs for thousands of kids across America. We need your help to save summer and afterschool park and rec programs!

  • 05 Jul 2017 3:33 PM | Carey Antoszewski (Administrator)

    NRPA will be awarding a Park and Recreation Month play prize package (valued at $250) weekly starting on July 10. Prize pack will include outdoor games, a gift card and other swag! Submit your photo following these weekly themes to win! 

    • July 3-9: P is for Park! Show us how you get your play on at your local park!
    • July 10-16: L is for Learning! Show us how you combine learning and play!
    • July 17-23: A is for Advocacy! Show us how you advocate for parks!
    • July 24-30: Y is for YOU! Show us your favorite way to play at your local parks and rec!
    For more details or how to enter click here

  • 05 Jul 2017 9:12 AM | Samantha Coffman (Administrator)

    Today marks the 4th anniversary of our loss of 19 wildland firefighters to the Yarnell Hill Fire. The CNN program, "Beyond the Call of Duty" helped to remember the day with a segment filmed at Arizona's first Memorial State Park that honors our fallen heroes.

    Watch the Video...

  • 16 Jun 2017 7:05 AM | Samantha Coffman (Administrator)

    On June 14, 2017 in Washington D.C., Arizona State Parks and Trails received the Outstanding State Trail Program Award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails. The award was presented at the Tom Petri Annual Achievement Award Ceremony, which recognizes outstanding use of funding from the Recreational Trails Program. The Arizona program led by Mickey Rogers, Chief of Grants and Trails, was recognized for....Read More

  • 13 Jun 2017 9:59 AM | Carey Antoszewski (Administrator)

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced the top four candidates for the Gold Medal Award, including Arizona State Parks and Trails as a finalist. Over the last two years, Arizona State Parks and Trails has established a self-sufficient funding structure, achieved record visitation and revenue and implemented a plan to reinvest in the system and create new parks.

    Learn more

  • 05 Jun 2017 10:23 AM | Carey Antoszewski (Administrator)

    The full details of President Trump’s budget request for FY18 were released last week, which, if enacted, would mark a devastating divestment in programs critical to parks and recreation across the nation. The budget now includes funding for mandatory programs, with significant cuts across the board on both the discretionary and mandatory sides.

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  • 24 May 2017 12:16 PM | Samantha Coffman (Administrator)

    Barbara Tulipane, CAE, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s FY18 budget request:

    “NRPA is deeply troubled by the cuts outlined in President Trump’s FY18 budget request. These cuts, which are reckless and shortsighted, turn back the clock on decades of progress in the areas of health and wellness, conservation, and social equity. Parks and recreation services are cost-effective solutions to some of our nation’s greatest challenges, therefore, cutting funding for programs that park and recreation agencies rely on for support is outrageous. Without these programs, many of the communities our agencies serve will be adversely affected — especially those that are underserved.  

    This budget proposal eliminates or decimates full article.

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