Welcome to the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association's Wellness Initiative! This initiative's mission is to empower parks and recreation agencies in North Carolina to create healthy communities through the development of programs, policies, and infrastructure that support healthy eating and physical activity. This toolkit is a resource designed to help parks and recreation agencies and community members meet these goals.​


NCRPA Wellness Blog

It can be argued that the best part of bicycling is the sense of freedom one experiences. When “hitting the road,” you leave your woes behind. Speeding along with the wind in your hair, it’s easy to forget about the stress and demands of your everyday life. However, if you are just beginning to ride or often ride alone, it’s also easy to forget that you’re not the only one out there. This can pose serious consequences for you, as well as others. Keeping in mind a few simple guidelines can ensure that riding remains not just a fun activity, but a safe one. 

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Equitable Parks and Green Spaces in Small and Midsize Cities: Planning Grant

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks an organization (or up to three collaborating organizations) to plan an initiative, which, by influencing policy and systems change, rectifies the inequitable distribution of parks and green spaces in low-income communities and communities of color in urban regions, including small and midsize cities. Click this link for more information.