Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The Write Stuff

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The Write Stuff

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Want to respond to something you read? Parks & Recreation magazine welcomes your input on any topic. Please send e-mails to, fax to (703) 858-0794 or write to: Parks & Recreation, Letters to the Editor, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd., Ashburn, Va., 20148.


How enriching to see the article about the branch of NRPA to which I belong, the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (NTRS), in the October issue of Parks & Recreation (page 79). Therapeutic recreation has a long history in the community, where our members serve those who have disabilities. As our service has always been outcomeoriented, we have been pleased to see our colleagues in parks and recreation address outcomes in their own work. Diabetes, obesity and aging are certainly issues we have discussed for decades.

Within NRPA, it has been great to see the members of NTRS, who tend to be very process-oriented at work, help NRPA. Whether discussing governance, increasing sensitivity of members or improving awareness of marginalized populations, NTRS members have been there for NRPA.

As a member, it has been a treat to watch NTRS be a part of NRPA. I look forward to many more years!

John McGovern

Northbrook, III.

Still Time for the Annual Fund

The "High Five for 65" is the 2006 Annual Fund Campaign initiated by the NRPA Development and Annual Fund Committee. The Annual Fund provides needed financial resources to enhance NRPA membership services, sustain software that offers better communication opportunities among NRPA members and staff, develop technology to establish distance-learning opportunities, promote the development of grassroots initiatives and to leave a legacy of financial support for our national organization. …

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