The Only Parks & Recreation Resources You Need for National P&R Month

From blogs to courses, we’ve rounded up 15 of our top resources (some of which you may not have discovered yet!)

Miriam Saslove
Miriam Saslove
June 30, 2022 2 min read

In case you haven’t heard, July is National Parks and Recreation Month 🏞

We’re so excited to kick off the month by sharing some key resources that you need to know about. Get those cursors ready because you’ll want to bookmark these links right away!

In line with the 2022 P&R Month theme, We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation, we’re supporting the field and all the professionals who build strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. (Psst: Stay tuned for more P&R content throughout the month!)

Let’s dive in, shall we? 🏊‍♀️

P&R Associations

These groups should be your first stop for any P&R related questions! Don’t forget, your state or province may have their own unique association.

Women in Parks & Recreation (there’s also a super active Facebook group!)

National Recreation & Parks Association

Canadian Parks & Recreation Association


Keep up with industry trends and discover what’s new and exciting in the world of Parks & Rec on any given day!

OpenSpace: Official blog of NRPA, with posts from NRPA staff and members as well as experts and thought leaders from in and outside of the field of parks and recreation

Some recent posts:

And of course…The Amilia Blog: A hub for Amilia and SmartRec news, tech insights and musings on various P&R topics

Some recent posts:

Publications & Newsletters

Get all the P&R news and insights you need – straight to your inbox!

Parks and Rec Business

NRPA’s monthly Parks and Recreation Magazine

NRPA SmartBrief

Amilia’s Monthly Newsletter

Educational Resources

Because we should always continue to learn, no matter where we are in our careers!

Amilia University - An easy-to-use e-learning suite to train, skill up and create a thriving community

Park and Recreation Professional Certification (CPRP)

Certified Park and Recreation Executive Certification (CPRE)

NRPA Certificate Programs

CPRA Professional Development Certification (the only one of its kind in Canada!)

✨ Plus: don't miss our interviews with Jamie and Farrell from the consulting agency 110%!

Software Success Stories

Interested in learning more about how eCommerce software can help your agency achieve its goals? Sometimes it’s easier to show rather than tell…

Fostering Social Equity Through Data: Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District

How Grapevine Parks & Recreation empowered their community to register online

Boosting Community Experience & Revenue: Ferndale Parks and Rec

For a more general overview of how software can help your Parks & Rec agency boost registrations and engagement, check out this page!

We asked our community: “What are some of your top resources as a Parks & Rec professional”?

Check out even more Parks & Rec resources here!

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