No Fault Talks Safety at NRPA's 2017 Annual Conference

No Fault Talks Safety at NRPA's 2017 Annual Conference
9/16/2017 3:16:27 PM

Since 1974, No Fault Sport Group has taken great pride in being an industry leader in the playground safety surfacing business. That means staying ahead of the curve on trends is a must. Also, learning about the best new products in parks and recreation safety by talking to our peers and customers, hearing their concerns, and discovering the needs people have around the country is very important. It helps us find new ways to help our customers achieve their goals.

NRPA's 2017 Annual Conference

One way we accomplish these things is by attending the annual NRPA (National Recreation & Park Association) Conference every year. And since it was in our "backyard” last month, you can bet we were there to give our friends and partners from around the country a warm Big Easy welcome!

This year’s three-day event took place in New Orleans Sept. 26-28 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The convention brought together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals and citizen advocates for networking opportunities, educational sessions, and a showcase for the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

We love attending the NRPA Conference because it provides great opportunities to network with our peers in the playground surfacing business. We get to reconnect with customers and talk shop with our playground equipment reps from across the country.

Nonetheless, it wasn’t all strictly business. No Fault hosted a party at The Chicory in New Orleans on Tuesday night and invited coworkers and friends from all over the country to join us. We had a great time; be sure to check out the staff photos and pictures in this blog.



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Professionals from parks and recreation departments of Southern Louisiana banded together with members of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission to sponsor this year’s unprecedentedly well-attended conference.

Just in case you aren’t already aware, NRPA is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation. They partner with like-minded organizations in the federal government, in nonprofits and commercial enterprises to provide research, education, and policy initiatives intended to enrich local communities.

One example is NRPA’s Parks Build Community, a national initiative aimed at demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

 

 

NRPA Myths and Facts About Parks

Myth: There is a park within walking distance of everyone’s home.

Fact: Unfortunately, many children play on the streets because they have nowhere else to play.

Myth: Parks don’t affect health.

Fact: From community gardens to feeding programs to places to recreate, studies show that people who have easy access to parks are healthier.

Myth: Parks are funded solely by my taxes; they don’t need my financial help.

Fact: Park funding is being slashed across the country, forcing parks to shut down or forgo maintenance. Contact your park and recreation agency to see how you can help locally.

Myth: Parks don’t need maintenance–they’re just trails and grass.

Fact: Maintenance of the park systems requires rangers and maintenance staff to cut grass, haul trash, clean up after storms, and perform safety inspections.

Myth: Parks and recreation don’t play a role in conservation.

Fact: Most park systems develop no more than 30 percent of their land; the rest is permanently open space helping to preserve valuable natural resources.

 

For more information on No Fault Sport Group’s rubber and synthetic safety surfacing, please visit our website at www.nofault.com or give us a call (toll free) at 800-232-7766. We are happy to assist you with your next playground project!

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