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. 39, No. 3, March

2004 Supplies, Equipment and Services
ARTS & CRAFTS Art Supplies Craftime, Inc. CreateForLess Creative Crafts international Dick Blick Art Materials Estes Flying Model Rockets J&A Randy-Crafts, Inc. National Recreation and Park Association S&S Worldwide...
2004 Supplies, Equipment and Services
ADA Accessible Airspace USA, Inc. Bankshot Organization BCI Burke Company Belson Outdoors, Inc. Better Health Fitness & Recreation Columbia Cascade Co. Creative Playgrounds, Ltd. ExerPlay, Inc. Fibar Systems FieldTurf...
Bush Administration's '05 Budget Slashes Money for Parks
The Bush administration's proposed budget, sent to Congress on February 2, has been under development for more than a year. But the real challenges lie ahead, as closer analysis of recently passed items such as Medicare reform (including some prescription...
Bush Administration's '05 Budget Slashes Money for Parks
The Bush administration's proposed budget, sent to Congress on February 2, has been under development for more than a year. But the real challenges lie ahead, as closer analysis of recently passed items such as Medicare reform (including some prescription...
Celebrating 50 Years of Community Sports with Sports Illustrated and NRPA
The National Recreation and Park Association congratulates this month's featured America's Sportstown winners. Here are this month's Sportstowns! These towns have been chosen by NRPA and Sports Illustrated as some of the best in the U.S. at enhancing...
Creationism Controversy Rocks Grand Canyon National Park
This just might be the year for the Grand Canyon National Park, if the U.S. Department of Interior Solicitor's Office releases its interpretation of the First Amendment's separation between church and state clause. Last year, the park received national...
Creationism Controversy Rocks Grand Canyon National Park
This just might be the year for the Grand Canyon National Park, if the U.S. Department of Interior Solicitor's Office releases its interpretation of the First Amendment's separation between church and state clause. Last year, the park received national...
Dangerous Playground Poses Problem for Park
District failed to assess a reasonably foreseeable risk.Unless expressly enacted into legislation through a local ordinance or state statute, the Public Playground Safety Guidelines issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) do not establish...
Heard on NRPAnet
Feeding Canadian GeeseShould you implement a no-feeding policy in conjunction with other control efforts (i.e. signs) on Canadian Geese? That was a recent question posted from Reno, Nev., on NRPA's listserv, NRPAnet. For information on how to join the...
Heard on NRPAnet: Feeding Canadian Geese
Should you implement a no-feeding policy in conjunction with other control efforts (i.e. signs) on Canadian Geese? That was a recent question posted from Reno, Nev., on NRPA's listserv, NRPAnet. For information an how to join the discussion, select...
It's No Longer a Spectator Sport
EIGHT WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AND HELP FIGHT PARENTAL VIOLENCE IN YOUTH SPORTS.Imagine watching a father become incensed when his 10-year-old boy receives an elbow to the nose during a body check from another hockey player. Immediately, this irate parent...
It's No Longer a Spectator Sport: Eight Ways to Get Involved and Help Fight Parental Violence in Youth Sports
Imagine watching a father become incensed when his 10-year-old boy receives an elbow to the nose during a body cheek from another hockey player. Immediately, this irate parent screams at the coach to curtail the violence. When the coach skates off...
Measuring the Impact of Parks on Property Values
New research shows that green spaces increase the value of nearby housing.In light of the declining condition of many state and local budget situations throughout the nation, the need for parks and recreation agencies to prove their worth in order to...
Measuring the Impact of Parks on Property Values: New Research Shows That Green Spaces Increase the Value of Nearby Housing
In light of the declining condition of many state and local budget situations throughout the nation, the need for parks and recreation agencies to prove their worth in order to attain continued funding for their services and facilities is especially...
Membership: The Power of Voice
Increasing membership is the key to future success in NRPA.Membership of our association is as diverse as the park and recreation field itself. At the National Recreation and Park Association, professionals, specialists, appointed officials, educators,...
Membership: The Power of Voice: Increasing Membership Is the Key to Future Success in NRPA
Membership of our association is as diverse as the park and recreation field itself. At the National Recreation and Park Association, professionals, specialists, appointed officials, educators, military-service men and women, students and lay citizens...
New York: Parks for Tomorrow Program Brings More Fun Today
After 70 years of use by millions of visitors, Onondaga Lake Park in New York was named one of 10 "21st Century American Heritage Parks" in September 2003 for its three-year transformation from a historic park to a newly-updated leisure area. The...
New York: Parks for Tomorrow Program Brings More Fun Today
After 70 years of use by millions of visitors, Onondaga Lake Park in New York was named one of 10 "21st Century American Heritage Parks" in September 2003 for its three-year transformation from a historie park to a newly-updated leisure area.The Americans...
Older Adults Say Yes to Yoga
THROUGH YOGA, OLDER ADULTS CAN PUT THE SPRING BACK IN THEIR STEP.America may be famous for chasing the fountain of youth, but the truth m is we are getting older. The birth- if days keep coming and activity choices keep decreasing. America needs lifelong...
Older Adults Say Yes to Yoga: Through Yoga, Older Adults Can Put the Spring Back in Their Step
America may be famous for chasing the fountain of youth, but the truth is we are getting older. The birthdays keep coming and activity choices keep decreasing. America needs lifelong fitness choices, and yoga is one activity that can be maintained...
Parks and Recreation Enhance Quality Community Sports
PORTLAND, MAINERecreation is Vital to Life in PortlandAlthough Portland (population 00,000) may be small by "largest-city-in-the-state" standards, Maine's answer to the Atlantic cities to the southwest occupies cultural, economic and commercial roles...
Power Play: Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder
Tony Hawk retired from professional skateboarding at the end of 1999 when he was only 31 years old. And even though his involvement in skateboarding helped lift the sport from, alternative to mainstream, his involvement as a 'retiree' is helping to ensure...
SKIMMING the SURFACE
The skatepark industry has been grinding for 40 years, and has finally found its footing.Almost 12 years ago, the city of Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department decided to build a skatepark. At that time, the skatepark industry was just coming...
Skimming the Surface: The Skatepark Industry Has Been Grinding for 40 Years, and Has Finally Found Its Footing
Almost 12 years ago, the city of Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department decided to build a skatepark. At that time, the skatepark industry was just coming off a lull in participation from the mainstream community, which left the department...
State of the Ecosystems Report Released
An update to a report that analyzes the state of the nation's ecosystems was released in mid-January with new information about the impact of recreation in the nation's forests. The update, which adds to the 2002 report, "The State of the Nation's...
State of the Ecosystems Report Released
An update to a report that analyzes the state of the nation's ecosystems was released in mid-January with new information about the impact of recreation in the nation's forests.The update, which adds to the 2002 report, "TIie State of the Nation's Ecosystems:...
Take the Trail toward Reauthorization for TEA-21
Support the Recreational Trails Program.As part of NRPA's national advocacy efforts for parks and recreation, NRPA participates in a number of national coalitions to advance its mission, namely "to promote parks, recreation, and environmental conservation...
Take the Trail toward Reauthorization for TEA-21: Support the Recreational Trails Program
As part of NRPA's national advocacy efforts for parks and recreation, NRPA participates in a number of national coalitions to advance its mission, namely "to promote parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality...
The Little Island That Could
Mitigation banking helped save Florida wetlands.The following passages are taken from Ray Pavelka, who was a presenter at the 7th Annual National Mitigation Banking Conference held March 4-5 in New Orleans, La. Pavelka's presentation on the Little Pine...
The Little Island That Could: Mitigation Banking Helped Save Florida Wetlands
The following passages are taken from Ray Pavelka, who was a presenter at the 7th Annual National Mitigation Banking Conference held March 4-5 in New Orleans, La. Pavelka's presentation on the Little Pine Island Wetlands Restoration and Mitigation...
Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder
Tony Hawk retired from professional skateboarding at the end of 1999 when he was only 31 years old. And even though his involvement in skateboarding helped lift the sport from alternative to mainstream, his involvement as a "retiree' is helping to...
Windy City Opens Space on Great Lakes
Almost six months after Soldier Field and the surrounding campus reopened in Chicago, Ill., it is still attracting millions of people to its waterfront location. With the spring and summer seasons approaching, the area (which includes the Chicago Bears'...
Windy City Opens Space on Great Lakes
Almost six months after Soldier Field and the surrounding campus reopened in Chicago, Ill., it is still attracting millions of people to its waterfront location. With the spring and summer seasons approaching, the area (which includes the Chicago Gears'...