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departments
12 We Are Parks and Recreation
„ Park and Recreation Stories: Your Story Starts Here 12
„	Beyond the Desk 14
„ Embracing Inclusivity and Community in Parks and Recreation 16
„	NRPA Membership Is Where You Belong 17
18 Research
Parks and Recreation Supports Older Adults
Melissa May and Allie Ziegler
19 Park Pulse
Unwind With Parks and Recreation
48 Operations
„	Hop, Skip, Play: Creating Accessible Play Value at Splash Pads 48
„	Healthy Communities, Parks and Splash Pads 50
51 Park Essentials
55 Advertiser Index
56 Park Bench
Showing Up to Summer Camp
Alyssa Schulte, CPRP
columns
10 Perspectives
Creating a Culture of Belonging
Kristine Stratton
20 Advocacy
Time Outside Promotes Mental Well-Being
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
22 Health and Wellness
Universally Accessible Treehouse Fosters Connections
Emma Jones, CTRS
24 Equity
What I Learned Using American Sign Language as Equity
Training
Sandy Heath
26 Conservation
Stewarding Distinctive Spaces in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Alexandra Reynolds
28 Law Review
Park Dedication Fee Proportional to Development?
James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D.
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Discover how lawmakers are
advocating for increased access to
the outdoors to support mental and
physical health for all.
Cover image:
Photo courtesy of
Sabrina Dedek/City of
Corvallis (Oregon) Parks
and Recreation
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