NRPA convened a group of urban park and recreation directors on March 10, 2020, to discuss how the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is affecting their cities, and how each of their lessons-learned so far could help inform each other and other park and recreation professionals to prepare and take action when needed.
They’re called dog parks or dog runs. Sometimes they’re official, sometimes they’re formed by a group of people who want their dogs to play together. Some dog parks are large—acres or miles of paths—but most are less than an acre in size, and some are tiny. Some are flat gravel or dirt, while others have picnic tables, trees, and other objects.
What all dog parks have in common is the reason for their existence. Dogs (and their owners) need a place where they can run free, sans leashes, and do “doggie” things. Many of their owners have no yards and the dogs would otherwise spend their entire outdoor lives on leash. Read More
What Makes Chocolate Toxic to Dogs
Chocolate contains substances known as methylxanthines (specifically caffeine and theobromine), which dogs are far more sensitive to than people. Different types of chocolate contain varying amounts of methylxanthines. In general, though, the darker and more bitter the chocolate the greater the danger. Read More
Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common forms of poisoning in small animals, and this is because it is so commonly found in households. Antifreeze poisoning typically happens when antifreeze drips from a car’s radiator, where it is licked off the ground and ingested by a pet. Read More
Tips From NRPA’s Conservation Team During the COVID-19 Pandemic By Karl Schrass | Posted on March 25, 2020
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the constant stream of news updates related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More
Joint Statement on Using Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing (March 18, 2020) -From NRPA
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared the following statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19
NRPA convened a group of urban park and recreation directors on March 10, 2020, to discuss how the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is affecting