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. 35, No. 12, December

Achieving the Mission: Nary Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Boost Recruitment, Readiness and Retention
Armed with the most advanced technology, weaponry, ships and aircraft available, the United States Navy boasts the world's mightiest fighting fleet. But the heart and soul of this proud military branch are the active duty men and women. And while they...
Achieving the Mission: Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Boost Recruitment, Readiness and Retention
Armed with the most advanced technology, weaponry, ships and aircraft available, the United States Navy boasts the world's mightiest fighting fleet. But the heart and soul of this proud military branch are the active duty men and women. And while...
Air Force Institute of Technology Promotes Innovation, Education with a Twist
The Services Management Department at the Air Force Institute of Technology educates Air Force officers and civilians working in management positions within Services organizations throughout the world. Last year 237 students, in 10 courses ranging...
Air Force Institute of Technology Promotes Innovation, Education with a Twist
The Services Management Department at the Air Force Institute of Technology educates Air Force officers and civilians working in management positions within Services organizations throughout the world. Last year 237 students, in 10 courses ranging from...
Appointments
Dr. John Crossley has assumed the position of coordinator of the Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies Program at California State University at Fresno. As coordinator, Dr. Crossley will lead the nationally accredited Leisure Service Management...
Awards
Dan Bonfigli of Essex Junction, Vt., was recently presented the USPTA Industry Excellence Award for his remarkable grassroots effort to introduce tennis to the people of his community. Bonfigli, director of tennis at Racquet's Edge in Essex Junction,...
Body of Knowledge
ActiveParks.org The National Recreation and Park Association and partner Active.com have collaborated on an innovative, online service-based initiative that will transform the world of parks and recreation as we know it. ActiveParks.org (www.activeparks.org)...
Branches & Sections
American Park and Recreation Society APRS held its annual elections and welcomes its newest board members: President-Elect Harvey Faust, Germantown, Tenn., and NRPA/APRS Trustee Lori Daniel, Aurora, Colo. Regional representatives include Janice...
Duty to Educate Youth about Risk of Sexual Abuse by Voluteers
In determining agency liability for sexual molestation by its employees or volunteers, an agency may be held to a higher legal standard of care in the selection and continued retention of adults who are entrusted with the well-being of the children of...
Haleakala Millennium Adventure
Haleakala National Park is located on the island of Maui, Hawaii, and stretches from the rugged Kipahulu coastline up through the rainforest and shrubland to the summit of the volcano at 10,023 ft. Though many people refer to the summits cinder landscape...
Hope Energy Harmony Support
This annual report highlights our efforts during fiscal year 1999-2000. It reveals why we believe so firmly that our services, products, and consultations are important in the daily lives of millions of people. Like other organizations, we find it...
"Leave It Better Than You Found It"
Mr. Claude Wesley Ahrens died October 31, 2000 of respiratory and heart failure. He was 88. I lost a friend. NRPA has lost a long-time member, friend, and benefactor. I became acquainted with Claude many years ago when I first became a member...
Let's Make Your Parks ActiveParks!
The momentum for the ActiveParks.org initiative continues to grow stronger each day, and the past month has been no exception. Below you'll find information on recent additions to the ActiveParks.org Web site, discover the winners of ActiveParks.org's...
Let's Make Your Parks ActiveParks!
The momentum for the ActiveParks.org initiative continues to grow stronger each day, and the past month has been no exception. Below you'll find information on recent additions to the ActiveParks.org Web site, discover the winners of ActiveParks.org's...
National Programs
The will to win the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential these ore the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. The NRPA National Programs office has continued to increase its outreach with external organizations...
New Terms, Broader Approaches: Recreation and the Social Ecology of Physical Acitvity
Promoting the physical and emotional health of individuals in our communities has always been a goal of parks and recreation programs. Recent reports from the Surgeon General (US Department of Health and Human Services, 1996) have emphasized the need...
New Terms, Broader Approaches: Recreation and the Social Ecology of Physical Activity
Promoting the physical and emotional health of individuals in our communities has always been a goal of parks and recreation programs. Recent reports from the Surgeon General (US Department of Health and Human Services, 1996) have emphasized the need...
Nrpa Annual Fund Campaign 2000 Highlights & Wrap-Up
We have had a great year for our 2000 Annual Fund Campaign. Our goal for Campaign 2000 is to raise $100,000. With everyone's support we hope to reach our goal in the next few weeks. The NRPA Board of Trustees participation level for the 2000 Campaign...
NRPA Annual Report
This annual report highlights our efforts during fiscal year 1999-2000. It reveals why we believe so firmly that our services, products, and consultations are important in the daily lives of millions of people. Like other organizations, we find it challenging...
Obituaries
Joseph J. Truncer, of Medford, N.J., died Tuesday, October 10, at the age of 93. He was the director of the state department of parks and forestry, retiring in 1975 after 43 years with the state. He was a graduate of Syracuse University College of...
Obituaries
Joseph J. Truncer, of Medford, N.J., died Tuesday, October 10, at the age of 93. He was the director of the state department of parks and forestry, retiring in 1975 after 43 years with the state. He was a graduate of Syracuse University College of Forestry...
Parks at War: London, 1939-1945
London, England is a favorite tourist destination that draws visitors with its rich beauty, history, art, theatre, shopping, dining, pubs, and friendly citizens. Perhaps one of its most noteworthy attributes is ifs numerous national and local governance...
PRODUCT Roundup
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Professional Development
National Playground Safety Institute A record 46 NPSI courses are scheduled for the year 2000. We now have more than 6,000 Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI), and are processing trademarks for both Certified Playground Safety Inspector...
Public Policy
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Public advocacy is an essential part of the Association's...
Rally to Energize Tennis in Your Community
The USA Tennis Program Pathway has been immensely successful throughout the country. By year's end, another 250,000 people will have joined the 464,000 who started playing tennis and are crowding the nation's courts since the pathway was rolled out...
Sea Kayak Training for Navy Outdoor Staff
"BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN TO KNOW WHAT PADDLERS KNOW AND EXPERIENCE WHAT PADDLERS SEE, SMELL, AND FEEL, YOU NEED TO KNOW YOURSELF." --1999 Beginner's Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking For outdoor athletes, the logistics of participating in certain activities...
Soldiers and Army Family Members Hit Olympic Heights Down Under
When the 700-member U.S. Olympic Team marched into the stadium for the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 15, two Army wives and 15 soldiers were among them. They carried with them the hopes and cheers...
Spreading the Word through Citizen Board Members
As we enter this new era, there is much talk about restructuring and new beginnings. There is no better place to start than with your local, state, and national citizen board members. The Citizen Board Member Branch of the National Recreation and Park...
Up in the Air
What activity uses "clubs" but is hot a card game? What activity can use knives, but is not camping or fishing? What activity uses "devil sticks" but has nothing to do with satanic worship? The answer is really "up in the air" and, honestly, that's...