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N R PA I n A c t i o n

Internationally Speaking
NRPA attends key global gathering of parks and recreation leaders.

T

he C olombia nat ional organization Fun Libre,
and the Secretary of Culture, Recreation and Sport of Bogota, Catalina Ramirez Vallejo, hosted
a symposium on November 25 and
26, 2009 to introduce the new public policy program for the region
around the capital of Bogota, Colombia, which makes a commitment to
public access to parks, recreation,
and sports. Delegates from England,
South Korea, Peru, Canada, Brazil, as
well as the United States attended, and
the hosts generously paid the expenses
in order for the international delegates
to attend. The conference emphasized

the importance of strategic planning for
open space, preserving natural resources in a sustainable manner, the need to
make activities accessible for people
with disabilities, and the importance of
recreation for a healthy workforce for
Colombia. The event was a culmination

Directors School

of two years of public neighborhood
meetings to assess needs and evaluate existing facilities in Bogota.  Bogota has now adopted a policy which
states that " access to sport, recreation, and physical activity is a basic
human right. " Like NRPA, Fun Libre
represents both volunteers and professionals in Colombia. Janna Rankin,
Vice-Chair of the NRPA board, represented NRPA at a symposium and
spoke of NRPA's role in helping shape
public policy in the United States and of
NRPA's commitment to advancing parks,
recreation and environmental conservation to enhance the quality of life for all
people.
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Vi s i t t h e w e b s i t e a t :
w w w. n r p a . o rg / d i re c t o rs
for additional information.

Oglebay Resort and
Conference Center

Wheeling, West Virginia

August 21 - 27, 2010
August 20 - 26, 2011
August 25 - 31, 2012

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