Magazine article Parks & Recreation

And the Winner Is

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

And the Winner Is

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It could be you! NRPA recognizes that our members and supporters work hard to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that improve the quality of life for all people. This year, NRPA is offering 11 National Awards (five individual awards and six agency awards), seven Gold Medal Awards (five based on population, one for armed forces recreation and one for state parks systems) and the Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame. Winners not only earn bragging rights for their agency, but they also are recognized at the NRPA Annual Conference, scheduled for September 26-28, 2017, in New Orleans. Attending Conference is one of the benefits of receiving your award.

I am thankful to have been selected as a scholarship winner. I had a wonderful time attending the 2016 NRPA Conference in St. Louis. This experience helped me connect with fellow park and recreation researchers and practitioners. - Austin Barrett, Pennsylvania State University

NRPA members have the opportunity to apply for these awards and unlike many awards programs, ours have no application fee. …

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