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departments
14 We Are Parks and Recreation
„ Parks and Recreation Celebrates Earth Day 2024 14
„	Adaptive Kayaking: Fostering Inclusion Outdoors 15
„ The Pugsley Medal: Celebrating Individuals Who Advance
Parks and Conservation 16
„ Let NRPA Member Benefits Help You Thrive This Summer 17
18 Research
NRPA's Evaluation Resource Hub
Austin Barrett
19 Park Pulse
Engaging With Your Community
48 Operations
„ The Latest on Synthetic Fields 48
„ Protecting Dark Skies 50
52 Park Essentials
55 Advertiser Index
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56 Park Bench
Crafting Homes for Wake County Bluebirds
Sarah Goldsmith
The Douglass Community Center
playground in Loudoun County, Virginia,
celebrates Black history and culture
with a themed play experience.
columns
10 Perspectives
Parks and Recreation Powers Resilience and Sustainability
Jesús Aguirre
12 Editor's Letter
Sustainability Means Walking the Talk
Vitisia Paynich
20 Advocacy
NRPA's New Government Affairs Manager
Christian Miller
22 Health and Wellness
Volunteering Enhances the Well-Being of Older Adults
Bryn McCornack
24 Equity
Engaging With Black History and Culture Through Play
Kraig Troxell
26 Law Review
Urban Parks' Tradition of Firearm Regulation
James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D.
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