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. 52, No. 2, 2017

A Guiding Hand
This month's issue of Parks & Recreation magazine will help guide you through some of the most complicated and daunting financial issues affecting today's park and recreation agencies, especially when it comes to pensions and fundraising initiatives....
And the Winner Is
It could be you! NRPA recognizes that our members and supporters work hard to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that improve the quality of life for all people. This year, NRPA is offering 11 National Awards (five individual...
Go Healthy STL
The distribution of fresh produce by food pantries is a development that started slowly in the late 1980s but has gained momentum in recent years. Several things had to align to drive this development: a better understanding of the importance of a nutritious...
Good Governance
Governance is one of the least understood terms and approaches to effectiveness in organizational leadership today. Many people hear it and think you are mispronouncing "government." But, if it is to achieve its full potential, effective governance is...
Have You Thought about Certification as an Alternative Educational Experience?
Certifications can assist in deepening your education and elevating your professional presence, and these benefits do not have to be limited to those who have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher.In an article by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, titled...
Head Shots: Just Part of the Game
From a legal perspective, getting smacked in the face on the street is categorically different from taking that same smack in the face when participating in a sport or recreational activity. Ordinarily, a careless blow to the head that causes injury...
Nrpa Connect
Hot TopicsVisit the only professional networking platform dedicated to your profession to learn about the latest hot topics and newest trends in parks and recreation.IHand Dryers vs. Paper Towels - Does your agency use automatic hand dryers or paper...
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Rising Pension Liabilities
On page 34 of this issue is an article about defined benefit (DB) plans offered to most local government employees, including those working for park and recreation agencies. DB pension plans are essential components of park and recreation professionals'...
The Gathering Pension Storm How You Should Prepare
Public park and recreation agencies in America are facing a gathering storm, long in the making, but no less threatening because of the long time it has taken to develop. Unfunded pension liabilities could affect the annual operating budgets of park...
Unconscious Bias in Parks and Recreaction
In the past few years, we've seen a significant uptick in discussions on unconscious bias. It has shown up in the tech industry, in politics, in policing and, of course, in the outdoor recreation and environmental sector. In fact, we've heard about unconscious...
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