Parks & Recreation

A journal devoted to parks and recreation management and design, including grounds maintenance, guidelines to purchasing equipment, facility planning and design. Features articles, commentary, legislation, notes from the field for members of the National

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, March

Chattanooga Parks and Recreation
IGITARAMO: A GRAND CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN FAMILY TRADITIONS! The Glenwood Recreation Center of Chattanooga, Tennessee presented a grand celebration, "Igitaramo", to conclude a four month program. The program began with an "Itolero" which means only...
Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Parks and Recreation Management?
Scientists agree that climate changes occurred during the 20th century. The Earth's surface temperature rose 1 [degrees] F, with most of that warming happening at night. Spring came earlier and fall left later. The higher temperatures caused sea level...
Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Parks and Recreation Management?
Scientists agree that climate changes occurred during the 20th century. The Earth's surface temperature rose 1 deg F, with most of that warming happening at night. Spring came earlier and fall left later. The higher temperatures caused sea level to rise,...
Community Mobilization Initiative
For many of you, the face of NRPA is most visible at our annual Congress and Mid-Year meetings. We use this time to inform members and professionals of the advances NRPA is making towards bringing our goals and initiatives to surface through funding,...
Developing Our Future: Austin's Neighborhood Teen Program
Austin's Neighborhood Teen Program (NTP) is making a positive difference in the lives of teens. Recognizing that a "recreation" department must get beyond simply the provision of activities that keep kids safe and off the streets, NTP is a teen club...
Economic Impact Analysis: A Look at Useful Methods
In today's environment, where tourism continues to be an important sector of the economy and recreation and parks departments are under more pressure to develop self sustaining programs and activities, economic impact studies are becoming more widely...
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration
It was less than 200 years ago that the heroic expedition of the Corps of Discovery began, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark. Thirty- three people traveled with the two explorers into unknown territory, starting near what is...
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration
It was less than 200 years ago that the heroic expedition of the Corps of Discovery began, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark. Thirty- three people traveled with the two explorers into unknown territory, starting near what is now...
New Online Mall Lets Citizens Help Local Parks While They Shop
Looking for a new way to raise money for your parks and recreation department? Try the green raccoon with the funny name. SneezyGreen.com[TM] (www.sneezygreen.com) is a new online shopping mall that donates up to 15% of customers' purchases to their...
New Online Mall Lets Citizens Help Local Parks While They Shop
Looking for a new way to raise money for your parks and recreation department? Try the green raccoon with the funny name. SneezyGreen.com(TM) (www.sneezygreen.com) is a new online shopping mall that donates up to 15% of customers' purchases to their...
People
The Nebraska Recreation and Park Association has announced Dr. Edsel Buchanan the 2000 Hall of Fame Award recipient. After earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, where he participated in the sport of trampolining and won three...
PRODUCT Roundup
INCHWORM CLIMBER The new Inchworm Climber[TM] from GameTime[R] provides children an excellent ground level activity that helps develop eye and foot coordination, balance, and a sense of competence and independence. The Inchworm is available as a...
Research into Action: The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The following example of determining economic impact through secondary data analysis outlines the steps required to complete the process. Many agencies who wish to estimate the economic impact of proposed development projects or special events can...
San Bernardino Partnerships Benefit Urban Families
The 1990's were tough on local parks and recreation agencies in California. The lingering impact of Proposition 13, the Jarvis-Gann Initiative, the economic downturn, and the redistribution of property taxes by the state were touching down on cities,...
The Nrpa Urban Youth Initiative
"Our Youth." "Give them the Exposure to help them Believe." "Give them the Opportunity to help them Achieve." Today's youth face difficult issues: drugs, alcohol, gangs, conflict, and school dropout. However, with motivation, stimulation,...
The War on French Fries
Isn't it interesting how some foods have names with geographical affiliations? Some have names that are so illustrious that they have a moniker at a country level. I'm talking about German chocolate cake, English muffins, Canadian bacon, and Belgian...
Unconstitutional Retaliation against Employee's Free Speech?
As illustrated by the Schuler opinion described herein, the First Amendment protects public employees from employer retaliation for employee speech which can be "fairly characterized as constituting speech on a matter of public concern." In determining...
Using Recreation to Prevent Violence and Drug Abuse
Quality of Life The core mission of the Detroit Recreation Department is to provide quality of life opportunities for the public. That can only happen if we teach people about leisure time and how to productively use it. This educational component...