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. 38, No. 3, March

2003 Buyer's Guide. (A-L)
The 2003 Buyer's Guide is organized into two parts. The first part, The Directory, is printed in yellow and lists alphabetically each individual company name, address, telephone number, fax number, Web and e-mail address. Advertisers in this issue...
2003 Buyer's Guide. (M-Z)
M M. Putterman & Company, Inc. 4834 S. Oakley Chicago, IL 60609-4036 800-621-0146 Fax: 312-650-6046 ereic@aol.com www.mputterman.com Made in the Schade P.O. Box 3028 Evergreen, CO 80437-3028 888-670-3721 303-670-3789 www.madeintheschade.com Magikitch'n,...
2003 Supplies, Equipment and Services. (Arts & Crafts-Park Products)(Buyer's Guide Product Listing)
ARTS & CRAFTS Art Supplies Craftime, Inc. Createforless Creative Crafts International Dick Blick Company Estes Flying Model Rockes J&A Handy-Crafts, Inc. National Recreation and Park Association S&S Worldwide Triarco Arts & Crafts,...
2003 Supplies, Equipment and Services. (Playground Equipment-Waterfronts & Waterparks)(Buyer's Guide Product Listing)
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ADA Accessible Airspace USA Inc. Bankshot Organization BCI Burke Company Belson Outdoors, Inc. Better Health Fitness & Recreation Columbia Cascade Co. Creative Playgrounds, Ltd. ExerPlay, Inc. Fibar Systems Flaghouse GameTime,...
Agency Accreditation: Addressing the Misconceptions
Why becoming accredited might be easier that you think. This is the last in a series offour articles concerning the agency accreditation process for public recreation and park departments in the US. This article will address the misconceptions about...
Agency Accreditation: Addressing the Misconceptions: Why Becoming Accredited Might Be Easier That You Think
This is the last in a series of four articles concerning the agency accreditation process for public recreation and park departments in the U.S. This article will address the misconceptions about agency accreditation, what accredited agency directors...
An After-School Model
Parks, schools and communities work together in Indianapolis. According to the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families, an estimated 8 million school youth he ages of 5 and 14 go home to an empty house on a regular basis....
An After-School Model: Parks, Schools and Communities Work Together in Indianapolis. (Great Parks: Indy Parks)
According to the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families, an estimated 8 million school youth between the ages of 5 and 14 go home to an empty house on a regular basis. Many of these youth are left alone for as many as...
Building Relationships and Communication Are Keys to Patronage, Loyalty and Satisfaction
Armed Forces Recreation Society Everyone knows that a good tip from a friend about a service or product makes an impact on your opinion. Testimonials work. And places that feel like a second home, where "everybody knows your name, and they're always...
Building Relationships and Communication Are Keys to Patronage, Loyalty and Satisfaction. (Armed Forces Recreation Society)
Everyone knows that a good tip from a friend about a service or product makes an impact on your opinion. Testimonials work. And places that feel like a second home, where "everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came," are appealing....
Calendar of Events
Extend the core knowledge of parks and recreation professionals. The most up-to-date listing of national, state and local conferences and workshops is available online at www.nrpa.org. To ensure a listing in Parks & Recreation's Calendar of Events,...
Call to Action: Bush Cuts Key Spending
Advocacy Update Without your involvement, America could lose federal support for parks and recreation programs. NRPA members need to contact their federal representatives to educate them on the need for full funding of federal park- and recreation-related...
Call to Action: Bush Cuts Key Spending: Without Your Involvement, America Could Lose Federal Support for Parks and Recreation Programs. (Advocacy Update)
NRPA members need to contact their federal representatives to educate them on the need for full funding of federal park- and recreation-related programs. The Bush Administration's proposed Fiscal Year 2004 budget eliminates or slashes funding for...
Danny Glover, Actor. (Power Play)
Danny Glover has starred in such films as "Grand Canyon," "The Color Purple," "Angels in the Outfield" and the "Lethal Weapon" series. A native of San Francisco, Glover enjoyed that city's parks for decades. In addition to his television, film and...
Great Lakes Region. (Regional Reports)
Westport Pools and Midwest Pool Management have announced that NRPA Member David White has been appointed the director of business development. White was formerly director of parks and recreation for the Kirkwood, Mo., a position he held since 1985....
Hands-On Training
A horticultural program for park maintenance workers sprouts endless benefits. At the Pearland, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, we've found the answer for providing training to their parks maintenance staff through an unusual program-a "hands-on"...
Hands-On Training: A Horticultural Program for Park Maintenance Workers Sprouts Endless Benefits
At the Pearland, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, we've found the answer for providing training to their parks maintenance staff through an unusual program--a "hands-on" horticultural program taught through the local community college. Maintenance...
Heard on NRPAnet
How to Handle Unruly Children What to do about a kid in one of your programs who is repeatedly a problem child? That was a topic recently on NRPA's listserv, NRPAnet. For information on how to join the discussion, select "NRPAnet" from the right-hand...
Heard on NRPAnet: How to Handle Unruly Children. (Tip-Off)
What to do about a kid in one of your programs who is repeatedly a problem child? That was a topic recently on NRPA's listserv, NRPAnet. For information on how to join the discussion, select "NRPAnet" from the right-hand side of NRPA's home page (www.nrpa.org)...
Inaugural AFRS Scholarship Winner
Armed Forces Recreation Society During the AFRS' Professional Training Institute, held in conjunction with the NRPA National Congress & Exposition, NRPA Student Branch Member Teresa Robertson was named the inaugural winner of the AFRS Student Scholarship....
Inaugural AFRS Scholarship Winner. (Armed Forces Recreation Society)
During the AFRS' Professional Training Institute, held in conjunction with the NRPA National Congress & Exposition, NRPA Student Branch Member Teresa Robertson was named the inaugural winner of the AFRS Student Scholarship. A junior majoring in...
In the Spirit of Brotherhood
NRPA Perspectives Are you radical? You should be. Being a radical isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our early park and recreation leaders had radical, even revolutionary ideas about meeting the social needs of their fellow human beings. Like our early leaders,...
In the Spirit of Brotherhood: Are You Radical? You Should Be. (NRPA Perspectives)
Being a radical isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our early park and recreation leaders had radical, even revolutionary ideas about meeting the social needs of their fellow human beings. Like our early leaders, each of us continues to make progress by...
National Recreation and Park Association Reference Guide
MISSION, VALUES AND GOALS NRPA's Mission: To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. NRPA's Values: The membership is dedicated to achieving this mission with commonly...
NRPA's Cash Cow: Certification
Has this happened to you? You hand someone your business card, and soon find yourself trying to describe what a CPRP is. At some point, you hear yourself explaining not that being a certified park and recreation professional is a certification of mastery,...
NRPA's Cash Cow: Certification. (@ Issue)
Has this happened to you? You hand someone your business card, and soon find yourself trying to describe what a CPRP is. At some point, you hear yourself explaining not that being a certified park and recreation professional is a certification of mastery,...
Pacific Region. (Regional Reports)
Missoula (Mont.) Parks and Recreation Department will offer a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder course May 1927. The course provides a thorough training in backcountry medicine, skills necessary for anyone working or spending time in the backcountry....
Parental Penalty
NRPA Law Review Angry hockey dad fights five-year ban from city arena. A director of parks and recreation didn't have the legal authority to ban a parent from entering a public recreational facility following an altercation in another municipality, according...
Power Play: Danny Glover, Actor
Danny Glover has starred in such films as "Grand Canyon," "The Color Purple," Angels in the Outield" and the "Lethal Weapon" series. A native of San Francisco, Glover enjoyed that city's parks for decades. In addition to his television, film and stage...
President Sabbach Listens and Leads
The American Park and Recreation Society is in the midst of an important project. For many months now, APRS leadership has been pondering the questions: Do our branch members know they're members of APRS? Do they know what APRS is or does? Are they aware...
President Sabbach Listens and Leads. (American Park and Recreation Association)
The American Park and Recreation Society is in the midst of an important project. For many months now, APRS leadership has been pondering the questions: Do our branch members know they're members of APRS? Do they know what APRS is or does? Are they...
Promoting Active Living
Why public health needs parks and recreation. Scholars in ancient Egypt and Greece first observed the significance of places and spaces for promoting recreation and physical activity. For example, the Egyptians believed recreation was essential to one's...
Promoting Active Living: Why Public Health Needs Parks and Recreation
Scholars in ancient Egypt and Greece first observed the significance of places and spaces for promoting recreation and physical activity. For example, the Egyptians believed recreation was essential to one's recovery from illness and trauma. The Greeks...
Recreational Therapy Operating within a Transdiciplinary Team
National Therapeutic Recreation Society The Maine Center for Integrated Rehabilitation (MCIR) is Maine's leading day treatment rehabilitation program for individuals with acquired brain injury. Its name exemplifies its integrated approach to rehabilitation...
Recreational Therapy Operating within a Transdisciplinary Team. (National Therapeutic Recreation Society)
The Maine Center for Integrated Rehabilitation (MCIR) is Maine's leading day treatment rehabilitation program for individuals with acquired brain injury. Its name exemplifies its integrated approach to rehabilitation of individuals with acquired brain...
Southeast Region. (Regional Reports)
The 2002 Thomas P. Smith Award, sponsored by the Big Bend Chapter of the Florida Water Environment Association, was presented to Michael Murphy, vice president of Hatch Matt Macdonald, an environmental engineering company in Tallahassee, Fla. The award...
Speaking the Unspeakable
Research Update A decade of research on providing recreation to sexually diverse populations. It was exactly ten years ago that Arnold Grossman (1993) wrote in this column about the need to provide leisure services for lesbians and gays, and yet, a decade...
Speaking the Unspeakable: A Decade of Research on Providing Recreation to Sexually Diverse Populations. (Research Update)
It was exactly ten years ago that Arnold Grossman (1993) wrote in this column about the need to provide leisure services for lesbians and gays, and yet, a decade later we are still entrenched in the struggles of liberation for sexual minorities, and...
Virtual Buddies
Using computer-mediated communication in therapeutic recreation People are increasingly using computers and the Internet for recreation and work. According to a 2000 United States Census Bureau report, 51 percent of homes had a computer and 41.5 percent...
Virtual Buddies: Using Computer-Mediated Communication in Therapeutic Recreation
People are increasingly using computers and the Internet for recreation and work. According to a 2000 United States Census Bureau report, 51 percent of homes had a computer and 41.5 percent had Internet access; the comparable figures in 1997 were 36.6...
Visitor Capacity: A Dilemma of Perspective
When is popularity too much of a good thing? You can't see the forest for the trees. Is the glass half full or half empty? What you see depends on where you sit. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These are but a few of the popular cliches that warn...
Visitor Capacity: A Dilemma of Perspective: When Is Popularity Too Much of a Good Thing?
You can't see the forest for the trees. Is the glass half full or half empty? What you see depends on where you sit. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These are but a few of the popular cliches that warn us of the entrapment of human perspective....
Who Are Volunteers?
Citizen-Board Member Branch About 59 million people did volunteer work last year. That's about one in four persons age 16 and older. Who are these wonderful people who take time out of their busy schedule to make the world a better place? * More women...
Who Are Volunteers? (Citizen-Board Member Branch)
About 59 million people did volunteer work last year. That's about one in four persons age 16 and older. Who are these wonderful people who take time out of their busy schedule to make the world a better place? * More women volunteer than men. ...
Youth Leaders Enhance Community and Themselves
Young people who learn how to become strong leaders develop the skills needed to be successful individuals. Acknowledging the importance of creating such leaders, NRPA has developed a partnership with the Points of Light Foundation to offer the Prudential...
Youth Leaders Enhance Community and Themselves. (Tip-Off)
Young people who learn how to become strong leaders develop the skills needed to be successful individuals. Acknowledging the importance of creating such leaders, NRPA has developed a partnership with the Points of Light Foundation to offer the Prudential...
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