Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Virginia: Park Authority Creates Top Ten Resolutions

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Virginia: Park Authority Creates Top Ten Resolutions

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Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority recently created 10 New Year's resolutions to encourage residents to use the area parks. The Top Ten could be applied to any agency, and provides the community with ten ideas to help keep those resolutions that sometimes are broken after only a few weeks. Use these ideas in your own community:

1. The most common New Year's resolution is to lose unwanted pounds. A great way to manage your weight is to run, walk, skate or bike. Find a trail and get active while you enjoy nature.

2. A wonderful resolution is to spend more time with family. Try one of your community waterparks or spraygrounds and you'll find fun for the whole family.

3. Start a new hobby for the New Year. Why not take up golf? Find an 18-hole course in the area and take advantage of lessons, full pro shop facilities, practice greens and driving ranges. Annual memberships also allow you to keep your resolution all year long.

4. If getting smarter is your goal in 2006, let your local parks teach you a history lesson! Visit historical sites, take a guided tour, explore somewhere new.

5. A great way to ring in the new year is by planning a party and vowing to celebrate special occasions in the coming year. …

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