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. 31, No. 3, March

A Primer: Benefits-Based Management of Recreation Services
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in recreation as a vehicle for the amelioration of social ills. Many have coined this effort as a "return to our roots" or a re-establishment of our service mission as a profession. In his repositioning...
Arts for At-Risk Youth
Tucked into a corner of one of Long Beach's more colorful historic buildings is Homeland Neighborhood Cultural Center. Founded in 1989 as a center for cultural preservation for the people of Long Beach's ethnically rich Anaheim Corridor, Homeland provides...
Collaborative Partnerships - Forgotten Amidst Urban Chaos
America's children are becoming increasingly threatened by societal ills. Horrifying accounts of citizens under siege in neighborhoods across the country have become a mainstay in the news. Community leaders anguish as they consider the deadly consequences...
Collaborative Partnerships-Forgotten Amidst Urban Chaos
America's children are becoming increasingly threatened by societal ills. Horrifying accounts of citizens under siege in neighborhoods across the country have be come a mainstay in the news. Community leaders anguish as they consider the deadly consequences...
Crisis or Comfort? It's Your Retirement Choice
We all know that the most fair way to play a game is when all players know the rules, or at least agree to follow the same principles. So what happens when the rules change mid-course or different players work from different expectations? That scenario...
Liability Waivers and Releases Overview: Can You Say "Exculpatory Agreement"?
In a valid and enforceable sports waiver or release agreement, the participant waives or releases any future negligence claim he or she may have against the provider of a sport or recreational service in exchange for an opportunity to participate. Waivers...
Programs That Work!
At every turn it seems local public service agencies are being asked to do more with less. Sometimes this approach results in no real loss of service or quality. In some communities park and recreational functions are in the middle of these decisions,...
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: City Backs Recreation
When people think of parks, they think of fields, trees and shrubs, a green oasis in an urban area of concrete and tall buildings or a place for recreation, picnics and fishing. Here, in Louisville, we are fortunate enough to have a park system designed...
The 1995 NRPA Leisure Research Symposium
NRPA's 1995 Leisure Research Symposium (LRS) held in conjunction with the NRPA Congress in San Antonio in October, brought together researchers, educators, and practitioners from North America and around the world to hear about and discuss the latest...
Tipping the Scales from Risk to Resiliency
One can hardly pick up a newspaper today without seeing at least one article on juvenile crime, youthful offenders, or at-risk youth. City, state and national surveys of citizen concerns also list crime and its prevention as top priority concerns. Historically,...

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