Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation: Parks & Recreation Serving Your Needs! (Rec Room)

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation: Parks & Recreation Serving Your Needs! (Rec Room)

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Thanks to the interest and enthusiasm of NRPA members, Parks & Recreation will have a new look and focus starting with the July issue. Thousands of members responded to our readership survey, and from that information we have developed a plan to improve Parks & Recreation ... just like you requested.

Parks & Recreation is one of the most recognized aspects of The National Recreation and Park Association. It is a tool to educate members, promote our profession, and support the value of NRPA membership and services.

Timely Schedule

Members should receive their issue of Parks & Recreation the first week of the issue's month. Starting with the April issue, NRPA staff has been moving deadlines up one week each issue, until we obtain this goal.

Professional, Authoritative Design

The look of Parks & Recreation should be consistent with the style of the National Recreation and Park Association. Adjectives that will describe the look of Parks & Recreation will be natural, clean, uncluttered, inviting, fun (but not childish), inclusive, and professional.

The look will reflect the fact that NRPA is the national leader in parks and recreation. The design will include a vigorous use of photos that highlight humans and their relationship to parks and recreation.

Thoughtful, Accurate, Timely, Proactive Reporting

Parks & Recreation editorial staff will stay abreast of the parks and recreation profession and report on issues that reflect the concerns and needs of the membership. The editorial calendar will be based on input from staff, the readership survey, and members. Articles should be thought-provoking and include NRPA core messages.

An Editorial Advisory Board made up of leaders and experts in various fields will be developed. This committee will review articles for accuracy, as well as suggest articles and authors for publication. Authors will be given edited versions of their manuscripts to assure accuracy and ownership.

Thorough Review of and Exposure for NRPA Programs, Services and Branches

A section will be set apart that will allow easy access to NRPA news. …

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