Best Practices

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FRPA is continuously in search of Best Practices in each of the four pillar areas, which serve as a resource for parks and recreation professionals. The goal of collecting these Best Practices under each Pillar is to provide members with basic and practical information on how to accomplish common management tasks in Florida's Recreation and Park Departments. 
We realize that there may be a plethora of “success stories” that are not evidence based, but have produced positive results for an agency, and may also have value as a shared resource. We would love to collect this information as well.  
The Best Practices are collected via a form, in Word format, that we ask that you fill in with your Best Practice in the category that is referenced on the form. Please fill out as many forms out as you need. The form outlines what we are looking for but we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have while collecting this information.
Email your questions here or call 850-878-3221. 
We truly appreciate your time on this project. While it is a large undertaking and will require some time on your part, the outcome will be a comprehensive listing of Best Practices that professionals can use throughout the state.
Below are the categories we are currently gathering. Download the form and return it via email.

Environment: Community Trees
Community Building: Assessing Community Needs and Resources
Health: Built Environment
Economic Impact: Partnerships
Environment: Exotic Species     
Community Building: Engaging Stakeholders 
Health: Creating a Healthy Atmosphere     
Economic Impact:  Marketing    
Environment: Water Projects
Community Building: Cultural/Socioeconomic Factors 
Health: Staff Training: Physical Activity
Economic Impact: Social Media
Environment: Water Conservation
Community Building: Outreach
Health: Partnerships
Economic Impact: Vendors

Health Best Practices
Environment Best Practices
Economic Impact Best Practices
Community Building Best Practices