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

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. By now, Covid-19 has likely affected your life in some form or another. While we have to make sure to stay safe and follow the protocol laid out by our state, federal, and local governments, there are still creative opportunities to stay active. This wellness blog will give you some ideas to stay physically, socially, and mentally active while maintaining social distancing and environmentally conscious practices. 

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Wellness Roundup


NC Recreation Trails Program Grant

The Division of Parks and Recreation, the North Carolina Trails Program and the North Carolina Trails Committee value trail projects that are legal, safe, managed and provide connectivity, reasonable public access and parking. The Trails Program staff are ready, willing and available to assist in all phases of the application process of projects that are construction ready for grant funding. To learn more and to apply, click this link!


Founded in 1944, the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) is the premier nonprofit education and advocacy organization, dedicated to the advancement of the park, recreation and leisure professions in our state. NCRPA empowers park and recreation professionals and citizen board members through educational opportunities that enhance their ability to change lives and impact communities on a daily basis for the citizens of North Carolina. Click this link to return back to ncrpa.net.

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