This new networking platform will complement our person-to-person connections, allowing us to share new ideas and information every day of the year.
Ashburn, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011
This week, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) launched NRPA Connect, the largest online networking platform for parks and recreation in the U.S. The platform, available at http://www.nrpaconnect.org, will connect members of the association through e-mail groups, forums, networks and blogs, providing a one-stop venue for sharing news and information, networking with colleagues and participating in industry-related discussions.
Special features of NRPA Connect include:
- “My Page” Profile – Members can create and edit unique profiles, post news and updates, and view industry-related events through an online calendar function.
- “People” Directory – Members can mark their profiles with topic-specific tags relevant to their industry interests, contact each other through a user-friendly community directory and view NRPA’s reach via a national mapping function.
- “Groups” – Members can join online discussion groups and networks related to specific areas of parks and recreation.
- “Forums” – Anyone in the U.S. can post, view and comment on forum discussions about industry-related topics.
“Our goals are simple—to connect, learn and grow together,” said Barbara Tulipane, CEO of NRPA. “This new networking platform will complement our person-to-person connections, allowing us to share new ideas and information every day of the year. Together, our industry will build upon the incredible community serving America through parks and recreation.”
NRPA Connect is accessible to all NRPA members, and non-members can access the online discussion forum page by creating a free NRPA account at http://www.nrpaconnect.org.
For more information, contact Jessica Lytle at jlytle(at)nrpa(dot)org.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 20,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit http://www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org.
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