Transforming the Business of Parks & Recreation from Provider to Facilitator
Kardys, Jack, Parks & Recreation
FOR MOST PARK AND RECREATION AGENCIES throughout the country, life during the late 1990s through mid-2000s was good- very good. These were the high times of economic prosperity, particularly as it related to the "boom" years of property tax growth, fueled in large part by a then thriving real-estate industry. now 9one bust. In Florida, during its 2007-2008 fiscal year, as experts nationwide toyed over the chances for a real-estatebubble burst, and the first palpable signs of a weakening economy were felt with increasing food prices and a very real gas price crisis, the Park & Recreation Department experienced a strong foreshadowing of difficult times ahead. How it survived and even …
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Publication information: Article title: Transforming the Business of Parks & Recreation from Provider to Facilitator. Contributors: Kardys, Jack - Author. Magazine title: Parks & Recreation. Volume: 44. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 2009. Page number: 13+. © 2009 National Recreation and Park Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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