Special Use Permitting for Parks and Recreation Professionals

Parks—and other public facilities—are amazing venues for all kinds of events. From arts fairs and family reunions to sports competitions and political rallies, agencies are inundated with a variety of requests to use their

Bloomington Master Plan Project is Underway!

In January 2015 the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands and the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department established a partnership to research and draft a new five-year master plan for the Department. The
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Partnering for Marine Boater Education in the Everglades

Every year millions of people visit our National Parks to enjoy their beauty, play in the outdoors, or explore new territory. These visitors come by car, plane, boat—some even hike into our public lands—each
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Thinking Locally

The Eppley Institute has worked with numerous partners over the years: county park districts, municipalities, public health departments, federal agencies, state government divisions, and nonprofit organizations. We’ve worked internationally, in all manner of US

Great Lakes Park Training Institute Honors 2015 Award Winners

The Great Lakes Park Training Institute honored the top professionals, programs, and facilities in the Midwest during its annual awards dinner on February 24, 2015 at Indiana’s Pokagon State Park. The Institute acknowledged the

The Selma March

The Selma March on March 7, 2015 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Marchers who were beaten and tear-gassed as they tried to peaceably cross the bridge. March 7, 2015: President Obama, first