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. 32, No. 6, June

About Akron's Regional Park System
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County is a 75-year-old special district serving the more than 500,000 residents of the Akron metropolitan area of northeast Ohio. This 6,700acre regional park system has 11 developed parks, a 23-mile Bike and Hike Trail,...
Accessibility for Golfers with Disabilities: It's Tee Time
According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of golfers in the United States more than doubled between 1970 and 1991, to 24.7 million players. Most U.S. golfers (80 percent) play at least 50 percent of their rounds on public courses (Schroeder,...
Accessibility for Golfers with Disabilities: It's Tee Time!
According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of golfers in the United States more than doubled between 1970 and 1991, to 24.7 million players. Most U.S. golfers (80 percent) play at least 50 percent of their rounds on public courses (Schroeder,...
A Roadrunner on the Information Highway
Park and recreation agencies and park districts across the country are developing Home Pages on the Internet as a fast, easily accessible way of sharing information with local users. As more and more Web pages pop up along the information highway,...
In the Spirit of Scotland: Donald Ross and the Mark Twain Golf Course
The famous American author Mark Twain once said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." It is ironic then that one of America's best, but least-known municipal courses, bears his name. The Mark Twain Golf Course, owned and operated by the City of Elmira,...
Islands of Nature
Your primary concern is biological diversity: in other words, to prevent as many native species as possible from becoming extinct. Here's a hypothetical puzzle for you: It's the year 2000 and the U.S. Congress has been seized by a rare case of nonpartisan...
Playing by the Rules
For years, disabled golfers like Greg Jones have had to overcome numerous obstacles to play the game they love. Chief among these is a relative inaccessibility to a majority of golf courses due to physical disabilities. Curbs on cart paths, difficult-to-reach...
Recreational Surfing
"There is only one problem with the Information Age: there's entirely too much information. It keeps getting harder to find the needles, because the haystacks are always bigger:" --Alta Vista The 1990s will be remembered as the decade when more information...
Recreational Surfing
"There is only one problem with the Information Age: there's entirely too much information. It keeps getting harder to find the needles, because the haystacks are always bigger." The 1990s will be remembered as the decade when more information became...
Research into Action: Biogeography for Management
Introduction A sub-discipline of ecology called island biogeography is used in this month's Research Update to understand how to preserve more animal species in America's wilderness areas, national parks, and large state parks. As the phrase implies,...
Teaching over Television: Indiana University's Distance Learning Program
The thought of graduate school may conjure up images of picturesque, ivy-covered buildings and classrooms with teachers' lecterns facing rows of student desks. Yet hundreds of students have taken Indiana University (IU) graduate courses for the past...
The Increasing Prospects for Leisure
A central assumption of the public recreation and park movement was that free time would increase both in quantity and in importance. During the last decade. the American public appears to seriously question this assumption. More Americans tell survey...
TR and the Internet
The Internet is a patchwork of networks connecting millions of computers across the world, reducing distances between countries, and bringing people and ideas together. Consider the astronomical growth of the Internet and its numerous applications...
Viewpoint
As the construction on the Ahrens NRPA Institute nears completion and NRPA prepares to move into the new state-of-the-art Institute or parks and recreation, I would like to share some personal thoughts gained from my experience as a co-chair of the...
Volunteer Protection Bills Offer "Carrot and Stick" to States to Enact Federal "Feel Good" Tort Reform
As characerized by the Bill, "the willingness of volunteers to offer their services is deterred by potential personal liability ... " On March 4, H.IL 911 was introduced in the House of Representatives: "To encourage the States to enact legislation to...
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