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. 9, September

A Dutch International Development Approach: Sustainable Tourism Development
"You cannot make a travel destination more beautiful, but you can make it more interesting." This statement is often used as a slogan or motto to guide sustainable tourism development programs in many developing countries around the world in which...
Connecting Parks and Corps: A New Era
RETIRING BABY BOOMERS. MAINTENANCE BACKLOGS. MORE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PARKS AND GREENWAYS. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. WELFARE-TO-WORK. PARTNERSHIPS. DISABLED ACCESS. GLOBALIZATION. Creating a meeting point for discussion and action on this swirl of seemingly...
Denver: A Mile High and Climbing
Denver is a city full of surprises. Although it ranks 20th in population, Denver boasts the 10th largest downtown in America. Within a mile radius, downtown Denver has three major sports stadiums, one of the nation's largest performing arts centers,...
Denver: A Mile High and Climbing
Denver is a city full of surprises. Although it ranks 20th in population, Denver boasts the loth largest downtown in America. Within a mile radius, downtown Denver has three major sports stadiums, one of the nation's largest performing arts centers,...
Ecotourism in New Caledonia
Ecotourism is the current buzzword in development circles for the interior of new Caledonia's Grande Terre and Loyalty Islands Province. Difference and separateness together with primeval and endemic are its nature and culture themes. New Caledonia...
Ecotourism in New Caledonia
Ecotourism is the current buzzword in development circles for the interior of new Caledonia's Grande Terre and Loyalty Islands Province. Difference and separateness together with primeval and endemic are its nature and culture themes. New Caledonia is...
Get Set for Congress!
Our national organization is ever changing to meet the needs of the new century. During the past year, NRPA has experienced many achievements: the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the initiation of new national programs such as "Model...
Guess Who I Am?
1. I keep you in good health and prevent you from heart disease, but I'm not a doctor or cardiologist. 2. I host parties and events of all sizes, but I'm not a meeting planner. 3. I put a smile on your face, but I'm not a dentist or...
Insuring After-School Programs Meet Their Intended Goals
Documentation of outcomes associated with after-school program participation is increasing. However, to date, no comprehensive meta-analysis of outcome studies has been undertaken, but several catalogs of outcomes have emerged over the last several...
Mayor Webb, Forest City Announce Stapleton Parks Plan
Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, Stapleton master developer Forest City, City of Denver officials and parks advocates joined together to unveil detailed plans for 1,100 acres of new city parks and open space at the Stapleton redevelopment site. Not only...
Mayor Webb, Forest City Announce Stapleton Parks Plan
REC ROOM Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, Stapleton master developer Forest City, City of Denver officials and parks advocates joined together to unveil detailed plans for 1,100 acres of new city parks and open space at the Stapleton redevelopment site....
Peripheral Rule Waiver Is Not "Fundamental Alteration" under ADA
In the case of PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin, No. 00-24 (U.S. 05/29/2001), the Supreme Court of the United States determined that application of a particular "walking rule" to a disabled contestant in a professional golf tournament violated the Americans...
Promoting Livability in Iowa
Iowa is a Native American term meaning the "beautiful land." Iowans are in fact rooted to their environment, drawing their livelihood, distinctiveness, and sense of self-worth from the character of the land. Largely rural, Iowa presents a pastoral...
Public Parks: The Birthplace of Champions
The 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, captured a timeless snapshot of tennis in the United States. That snapshot is not Venus Williams with a beaming smile as she holds the U.S. flag and takes a victory lap around the court. Nor is it the sisters...
Wall Drug South Dakota: An Original Tourist Trap
When Ted Hustead bought a small drugstore in 1931 on the edge of the Badlands in Wall, South Dakota (population 800), no one anticipated what he and his wife, Dorothy, would make of it. Today, Wall Drug is a multi-million dollar tourism enterprise...
Wall Drug, South Dakota: An Original Tourist Trap
WALL DRUG STORE Driving west on Interstate 90 across South Dakota, one is struck by the increasingly parched nature of the landscape. East of the Missouri River crossing at Chamberlain are irrigated fields. West of Chamberlain are open ranges. The transition,...
Water Trails
John and Sarah turned into the parking lot at the trail head of the Janes Island Water Trail in Crisfield, Maryland on the lower Chesapeake Bay. Although only three hours from their home in Baltimore, the low saltmarshes and towering loblolly pines...
Ybor City, Florida: A Rich History and a Wealth of Hospitality
Ybor City in Tampa, Florida is called "the Cigar Capital of the World." However, this city has much more to offer than a good cigar. Rich culture and urban renewal give this sunny city a character all its own. The city's past is surely a part of the...