Public policies & research


Advocacy is one of the most important services we provide to our members. Our public policy team works every day to represent public parks and recreation at the federal level by fighting for funding and legislation that improves access to open space and recreational opportunities for all people.

Legislative Platform


  • Land & Water Conservation Fund
  • Transportation/Infrastructure

Health & Wellness

  • Arthritis Management
  • Youth Mentoring Grant Program

Social Equity

  • Community Block Development Grant
  • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act & US Consumer Safety Commission

Federal Investments in Parks & Rec

  • Appropriations

Check out more information at NRPA