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. 37, No. 5, May

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Focus Groups Improve Wilderness Management Efforts
RESEARCH 300 Collective Years of Experience When considering the grandeur of mountain peaks, pristine running streams, deserts devoid of humans, and the serenity and beauty these special places hold for so many, selecting a trendy marketing strategy...
Focus Groups Improve Wilderness Management Efforts. (300 Collective Years of Experience)
When considering the grandeur of mountain peaks, pristine running streams, deserts devoid of humans, and the serenity and beauty these special places hold for so many, selecting a trendy marketing strategy to improve the management of these areas is...
Helping Hanauma? Depends on Who's Talking
So far, the story of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a success story about the caring and insightful people of Oahu, who understand that less is often more. If the gem of the Pacific is Hawaii, then to the east of the volcanic crater Diamond Head,...
Humor as a Therapeutic Recreation Intervention
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION For centuries, people have speculated about the various effects of humor, often attributing to it more than just a sunny disposition. Long have people suspected that humor provides real psychological and physical benefits. Only...
Humor as a Therapeutic Recreation Intervention. (Therapeutic Recreation)
"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." -- Mark Twain For centuries, people have speculated about the various effects of humor,...
Is a Politically Correct Code of Conduct Too Idealistic for the First Amendment?
Well-meaning efforts on the part of a public agency to "legislate" civility and require "politically correct" discourse among participants may raise unexpected constitutional issues. In the case of Saxe v. State College Area School District, 240 F.3d...
Learning to Listen: Crossing Ethnic Lines to Deliver Therapeutic Recreation Services
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION Therapeutic recreation organizations, training institutions and certifying bodies should require cross-- ethnic understanding in their curriculums and professional organizations. In a powerful story, the Cree scholar Alexandra...
Learning to Listen: Crossing Ethnic Lines to Deliver Therapeutic Recreation Services. (Therapeutic Recreation)
Therapeutic recreation organizations, training institutions and certifying bodies should require cross-ethnic understanding in their curriculums and professional organizations. In a powerful story, the Cree scholar Alexandra Wilson disclosed her...
National Therapeutic Recreation Society: Call for Papers
REC ROOM NTRS is developing a new publication called Aquatic Therapy in Therapeutic Recreation. The purpose of this publication is to help therapeutic recreation students and practitioners become more informed about aquatic therapy issues, and techniques...
National Therapeutic Recreation Society: Call for Papers. (Rec Room)
NTRS is developing a new publication called Aquatic Therapy in Therapeutic Recreation. The purpose of this publication is to help therapeutic recreation students and practitioners become more informed about aquatic therapy issues, and techniques in...
ORRRC at 40! Hindsight Perspective Expands Capacity
A central theme of ORRRC at 40 is that history is a tool that helps to string together past experience, present understanding and future thinking. Having recently breached the tender age of 50, and having watched students and academic curricula evolve...
ORRRCAT 40!: Hindsight Perspective Expands Capacity
A central theme of ORRRC at 40 is that history is a tool that helps to string together past experience, present understanding and future thinking. Having recently breached the tender age of 50, and having watched students and academic curricula evolve...
Our Success Story: The Children Were Truly Able to "Discover the Benefits of Parks and Recreation!"
Our success story began the day we received the NFL/NRPA football grant for 2001. For several years, the children and adults of Johnson County have dreamed of having a youth contact football league at the Johnson County Recreation Department. Every...
Recreation Grants for People with Disabilities in Jeopardy
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES While the medical community continues to document health risk factors associated with a nation of largely sedentary people, a subpopulation -- close to 50 million individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities faces...
Recreation Grants for People with Disabilities in Jeopardy: Although There Has Been Some Progress, Access to Community Recreation Services and Facilities Is Far Too Limited for People with Disabilities. (Therapeutic Recreation)
While the medical community continues to document health risk factors associated with a nation of largely sedentary people, a subpopulation -- close to 50 million individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities -- faces even greater wellness challenges....
The Best Practices for Successful Inclusion
The National Recreation and Park Association approved the Statement of Inclusion in 1999. How can professionals successfully include people with disabilities in community recreation programs? The answer seems to be that general recreation and therapeutic...
The Best Practices for Successful Inclusion. (Therapeutic Recreation) (Cover Story)
Inclusion should be a shared responsibility of general recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals. The National Recreation and Park Association approved the Statement of Inclusion in 1999. How can professionals successfully include people...
The Impact of Programs
Perspectives The NRPA Mid Year Meeting is always an exciting time. It's when our citizen members are empowered, and our legislators are listening. This year I was even prouder because I signed a Memorandum of Understanding for NRPA with the United States...
The Impact of Programs. (NRPA Perspectives)
The NRPA Mid Year Meeting is always an exciting time. It's when our citizen members are empowered, and our legislators are listening. This year I was even prouder because I signed a Memorandum of Understanding for NRPA with the United States Department...
The Leisure Lifestyle Center: "Its Been Awesome for Me"
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION The mission of the LLC is to improve the independence, socialization and community integration of individuals with disabilities. Mark, a 29-year-old male who experienced a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident, has...
The Leisure Lifestyle Center: "Its Been Awesome for Me". (Therapeutic Recreation)
The mission of the LLC is to improve the independence, socialization and community integration of individuals with disabilities. Mark, a 29-year-old male who experienced a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident, has been involved with...
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