FOCUS is the official magazine of NDRPA. It is distributed quarterly via mail to more than 900 park and recreation professionals and posted on the NDRPA website. FOCUS is dedicated to informing NDRPA members about trends in the park and recreation industry, training opportunities, association news and updates on people and projects around the state.

NDRPA members are encouraged to submit articles and photographs that showcase parks and recreation facilities, programs, projects and staff as well as story ideas and other relevant materials for park and recreation professionals. Email articles for potential publication to NDRPA. The 2021 deadlines for submitting articles for FOCUS are as follows:

IssueSubmission DeadlineEstimated Distribution Date
WinterJan. 15Feb. 15
SpringApril 15May 15
SummerJuly 15Aug. 15
FallOct. 15Nov. 15

Interested in promoting your company’s products and services to park and recreation decision makers throughout the state of North Dakota?  Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to advertise. Complete our online form to guarantee your spot in 2021 FOCUS.

2021 Advertising Rates

Ad Size*One IssueTwo or Three IssuesFour Issues
Full Page$225$210 each$740 total ($185 each)
Half Page$175$160 each$540 total ($135 each)
Quarter Page$150$135 each$440 total ($110 each)
Insert supplied by advertiser$360  

Ad Mechanics*

Full Page8” wide x 10” tall
Half Page Horizontal8” wide x 5” tall
Half Page Vertical4” wide x 10” tall
Quarter Page4” wide x 5” tall
InsertMust be provided to printer specifications –
contact NDRPA for details

*All inside ads are black and white. Ads should be submitted electronically at 300 dpi resolution in .jpg, .tiff, .eps or .pdf format by the issue deadline specified above.

Professional Directory

NDRPA publishes a professional directory every two years. It is a helpful desk reference that includes contact information for agencies and organizations involved in parks and recreation in North Dakota. It is distributed exclusively to NDRPA members. The next edition will be published in 2022.


Ad SizeAd DimensionsAd Rates
Full Page4.75” wide x 7.5” tall$385
Half Page4.75” wide x 3.75” tall$235


NDRPA eUpdate is distributed the 15th of each month – the deadline for submissions is the 10th. Submissions will be accepted via email from NDRPA agency, professional, allied and education members. NDRPA eUpdate will include short blurbs on timely events and news that would be of interest to a majority of NDRPA members.