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. 32, No. 3, March

Developing Anger and Aggression Control in Youth in Recreation and Park Systems
In the last decade, America has seen a rise in juvenile violence. Juveniles are increasingly involved in more violent crimes and are committing their first offenses at a younger age than ever before. Misbehavior in school has escalated from talking...
Environmental Justice: Moving Forward in the 1990s
Two Murders. A common occurrence in Washington, DC. But the deaths of Gerald "Tink" Hewlitt and Benjamin "Bennie, Jones are more than just losses for a city plagued by crime. The world has lost two environmental pioneers. Both Tink and Bennie were...
Make Change an Opportunity for Brightness and Hope
A young man who had recently lost his leg to cancer was asked by his therapist to draw a picture of his new body. As the therapist observed him, he could see the patient grinding his teeth with rage as he drew a vase with a deep black crack in the...
Menorah in City Park: Unconstitutional Exception to Ban on Private Park Displays
While a city may constitutionally ban all unattended private displays In Its parks, It cannot graM an exception to one group on an ad hoc case-by-case bas. As illustrated by the case described herein, American Jewish Congress v. City of Beverly Hills,...
Oops! We Goofed!
Several alert readers have contacted us to say that the article titled "Competing to Save Lives" which began on page 69 in the February 1997 issue and allegedly continued over to page 88 . . . did not. Instead the article mysteriously began again. We...
Overtime Is Better Than Sudden Death
"Who knows, a kid shot on the streets of Kansas City might have come up with the cure for cancer or someone who could have found a way to prevent the AIDS virus from becoming a death sentence. Who knows, someone who has been senselessly murdered on...
Overtime Is Better Than Sudden Death
"Who knows, a kid shot on the streets of Kansas City might have come up with the cure for cancer or someone who could have found a way to prevent the AIDS virus from becoming a death sentence. Who knows, someone who has been senselessly murdered on the...
Parents and Kids across the Country Start Smart
Parks and recreation professionals searching for innovative ways to include children ages five and younger in their programs have been turning-with great success- to the Start Smart sports development program. In fact, last year alone more than 100 of...
Play!!!
The case for Frivolity,' (U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 3). exposes emerging views resulting from the study of play among wild species. The prevailing theme is that "biologists have found increasing evidence that for a variety of species [play]...
Play!!!
'The Case for Frivolity,' (U.S. News & World Report, Feb.3), exposes emerging views resulting from the study of play among wild species. The prevailing theme is that "biologists have found increasing evidence that for a variety of species [play]...
Recreation and Parks in a Changing World: Becoming a Health Service
I had the pleasure of working for Robert Crawford in 1969 as a research intern with Philadelphia's Department of Recreation. I found Mr. Crawford to be an individual with a genuine sense of community, high expectations of others and a belief that...
The 1996 Leisure Research Symposium: Implications for Practice
The 1996 Leisure Research Symposium (LRS), held during NRPA's October Congress in Kansas City, provided a forum for educators, practitioners, and students from the United States, Canada and other countries to learn about and discuss current research...
The 1996 Leisure Research Symposium: Implications for Practice
The 1996 Leisure Research Symposium (LRS), held during NRPA's October Congress in Kansas City, provided a forum for educators, practitioners, and students from the United States, Canada and other countries to learn about and discuss current research...
Thunderbird Center Serves Hard-to-Reach Youth
The Thunderbird Teen Center is a new facility which goes well beyond traditional recreation activities to serve teens. The center incorporates an eclectic approach in providing accessible and affordable social services for teenagers. It has a three-pronged...
Women Work to "Take Back the Trails"
Last Memorial Day weekend, hikers Lollie Winans, 26, and Julianne Williams, 24, were murdered on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Both were avid outdoorswomen, experienced in and accustomed to life on the trail. Their assailant...
Youth Corps and Urban Waterway Restoration
Although corps will always direct a large portion of their energies to recreation-related projects, they have also begun to develop expertise in the growing field of natural resource restoration. With the assistance of the Minneapolis Parks Board, NASCC...
Youth Corps Serve Parks
The scene: A quiet morning in an urban park in St. Paul, Minnesota. A sunny fall day in 1990. The manners golf cart cruises the park, checking Preparations. promptly at 9:00 a.m., buses and vans start to arrive. Out spill no participants in a national...