Many of the critical federal programs that benefit parks and recreation are at risk of being cut or even eliminated. You can help us save these programs by inviting your members of Congress to your next event and showing them first-hand how important parks and recreation is to your community.
It's easier than ever to invite your members of Congress for a visit with NRPA's new, interactive Park Champion Advocacy Toolkit!
Do you have an exciting event like a:
- Park dedication;
- Program kick-off;
- Earth Day, Arbor Day, or Kids to Parks Day event; or
- Park and Recreation Month celebration?
This step-by-step guide walks you through inviting your members of Congress to your next event. With this toolkit, it only takes a few moments to make a big difference for the future of parks and recreation. Get Started with the Toolkit
Host your members of Congress at an event by August 31 to be eligible for the Park Champion of the Year Award. The recipient of this award will receive recognition at the NRPA's Annual Conference in New Orleans and round-trip flights and lodging for two in your agency to come to Washington, D.C., in spring 2018 to advocate for parks and recreation on Capitol Hill. Have you already hosted your members of Congress at your agency this year? Tell us about it here to enter your event for consideration.
If you need any help planning your Park Champion event, please do not hesitate to contact Jayni Rasmussen
Advocacy and Outreach Manager - National Recreation and Park Association firstname.lastname@example.org (440) 522.9162