03-03-23 | News

NRPA Releases New Sustainability Report

Association Recommends Prioritizing Sustainability
by Staff

The NRPA has emphasized the importance of sustainability practices in parks and recreation to benefit the environment and improve the health and well-being of communities.

A recent report from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) highlights the importance of sustainability in parks and recreation. The report provides insights and guidance on sustainable practices in parks, including the use of green infrastructure, sustainable landscaping, and resource-efficient facilities.

According to the report, sustainability practices in parks not only benefit the environment but also improve the health and well-being of communities. Sustainable parks can help reduce air and water pollution, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and provide opportunities for physical activity and social connection.

"Sustainability is an essential element of modern park planning, design and operations. Our parks and recreation facilities are essential to healthy, thriving and sustainable communities," said Kristine Stratton, NRPA President and CEO.

The report emphasizes the need for collaboration and partnerships to implement sustainable practices in parks and recreation. "Collaboration and partnerships are key to achieving sustainability goals for parks and recreation facilities," said Stratton. "We all have a role to play in creating sustainable parks and green spaces that benefit both people and the planet."

The NRPA encourages parks and recreation professionals to adopt sustainable practices and provides resources and training to support the implementation of these practices. By prioritizing sustainability, parks and recreation facilities can serve as models of environmental responsibility and contribute to the well-being of communities.


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