- Parks & Recreation
National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA)
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation. Our work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health, wellness, and social equity to improve their communities NRPA's members of park and recreation professionals and advocates are 60,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings, and everything in between.
NRPA brings strength to our message by partnering with like-minded organizations including those in the federal government, non-profits, and commercial enterprises. Funded through dues, grants, registrations, and charitable contributions, NRPA produces research, education, and policy initiatives for our members that ultimately enrich the communities they serve. NRPA is a strong supporter of the stateside Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and introduced legislation to fund urban parks.
Florida Recreation & Park Association (FRPA)
FRPA is working on behalf of the parks, recreation, and leisure services profession to highlight our role in the quality of life of all people and assist with marketing the profession. This is done through the following activities: working with the FRPA Executive Office on legislative issues and activities, developing programs to engage students who are interested in the parks, recreation, and leisure services field, marketing the profession to people outside of the field, and to advance national initiatives, from the National Recreation and Park Association, within the state.