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. 31, No. 9, September

Agency Accreditation
The following summary of the recently established Agency Accreditation program is offered by Dick Jones of the Metro Dade County (FL) Park and Recreation Department. This discussion, with recommendations, is intended to help the reader understand the...
A Mammoth Discovery
A major paleontological discovery in the Black Hills of South Dakota has put new knowledge about the mysterious prehistoric world within our reach. Once, gigantic mammoths--ancestors of the majestic elephants of today--roamed the High Plains of America....
Avoid the Blues in Kansas City
Although Kansas City is well-known as home of the Blues, NRPA delegates will be all smiles when they attend the 31st Congress for Recreation and Parks there next month. More than 4,000 park, recreation and leisure professionals and citizen advocates...
Avoid the Blues in Kansas City
Although Kansas City is wellknown as home of the Blues, NRPA delegates will be all smiles when they attend the 31 st Congress for Recreation and Parks there next month. More than 4,000 park, recreation and leisure professionals and citizen advocates...
Basketball Prayer Tradition Unconstitutional
Religious practices, In which public entities Initiate or participate, may violate the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. Several years ago, I spoke to a county recreation director who expressed some concern about one of the county's...
Community Tourism Development: An Opportunity for Park and Recreation Departments
Economic conditions have prompted downsizing in corporations, private businesses and community services in many aspects of our society. To stay within the city budgets, many traditional services are being reduced or eliminated. Even those services...
Edu-Tourism: Vacationing to Learn
When people think of vacationers, they conjure up visions of folks relaxing on the beach or visiting an amusement park with the family Others envision people testing their skills and abilities by participating in sports such as golf or tennis. Still...
EDU Tourism: Vacationing to Learn
When people think of vacationers, they conjure up visions of folks relaxing on the beach or visiting an amusement park with the family. Others envision people testing their skills and abilities by participating in sports such as golf or tennis. Still...
Head and Spinal Cord Trauma Involving Youth Recreational Activities
Participation in recreational activities is a gift that we in our highly technological society, should treasure. However, this participation is not without its risks. Injury is the leading cause of death among Americans through the age of 44 (Centers...
How to Get Nine Hours of Work into an Eight-Hour Day
Does it seem like there aren't enough hours in the day to get things done? Here are some simple tips to help you better manage your time and increase productivity. * Log how you spend your time--The first step is determining how you spend your time....
Parks and Recreation: The Benefits Are Endless
Since its inaugural session this February, nearly 500 parks and recreation professionals have taken part in the Benefits of Parks and Recreation training program. The purpose of the training program is: 1) to help park and recreation professionals...
The Product of Collaboration
(Collaboration -- to labor together' to work jointly with others, or to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality which one is not immediately connected.) If you want to see this definition come to life, look no further than the South Carolina Rural...
The Product of Collaboration
(Collaboration - to labor toether, to work jointly with others, or to cooperate with an agency or instrumentality with which one is not immediately connected.) If you want to see this definition come to life, look no further than the South Carolina Rural...
Tourism and Recreation Management: Strategies for Public Lands
Public lands have played a long and important role in tourism and recreation in the United States. This role, especially on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, is becoming even more significant due to dramatic changes over the last...
Tourism and Recreation Management: Strategies for Public Lands
Public lands have played a long and important role in tourism and recreation in the United States. This role, especially on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, is becoming even more significant due to dramatic changes over the last decade....
Tourism and Wellness: A Natural Alliance in a Natural State
The state of Arkansas is renowned for its natural beauty and its national treasures. Yet Arkansas, like many states, is only doing a fraction of what it could to promote tourism opportunities there. In the United States, tourism is the nation's second...
Tourism and Wellness: A Natural Alliance in a Natural State
The state of Arkansas is renowned for its natural beauty and its national treasures. Yet Arkansas, like many states, is only doing a fraction of what it could to promote tourism opportunities there. In the United States, tourism is the nation's second...
Tourism Means More Than Money to the Host Community
Many rural communities that are located near park and recreation areas are developing tourism to revitalize their economies. Tourism development is often promoted for its potential to create jobs, tax revenues and income for these rural communities...
Two Words Which Ring True
Thank you. Two words that we sometimes don't hear enough in our lives, let alone our profession. Well, I want you to know that's my first and foremost thought in having had the honor to serve you as NRPA President over the past year. It seems like...