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. 28, No. 1, January

15th NRPA Leisure Research Symposium Offers Something for Everyone
EDITOR'S NOTE: Karla A. Henderson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Leandra A. Bedini, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Research Update Co-Editors The 15th Annual NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, a component of the 1992 NRPA...
Creating Change at Congress '92
"The future is much like a mirror and it will reflea back to the thinker whatever we think into it.. --Phibro Cox "Forty percent of all workers are working more than 45 hours per week." --Juliet Schor NRPA steamed into Cincinnati, Ohio like many...
Grasscycling: The Time Is Right
Travelers often comment that they can judge the "heart" of a city by the quality of its parks and public lands. Since these facilities are funded by the people for the people, the beauty, accessibility and usability of parks and public lands reveal...
Mayor Dedicates Webber Court Community Park
Steilacoom, WA--If Jimmy Ward had his way there would be a gigantic flagpole in a corner of Steilacoom's newest park--Webber Court Community Park. He reasons that "all national parks have flagpoles." He'd also include five restrooms in the park. Charis...
New Year.New Challenges
A new year brings new challenges. My challenge to you is that you approach 1993 with a renewed determination and commitment to work TOGETHER and make this year the best ever for the profession and our Association. If we believe that leisure services...
Reality and Perception: Where Do We Fit In?
Does the American public really think they benefit from local governmental recreation and park services? While the local government's provision of recreation and park services has become a common feature of American life, there has historically been...
Recreation + Recycling = Renewable Resources
Park and recreation departments host special events all the time. In recent years, and in tune with the growing environmental movement, the need for recycling at these events has grown due to public demand and the dedication of park and recreation...
Revitalizing a Park Mansion
People in the Chicago metropolitan area are passionate advocates on many subjects-- among them politics, Da Bulls and Da Bears, pizza and architecture. The fire that demolished the entire city in 1871 caused Chicago and its surrounding suburbs to attract...