Magazine article Parks & Recreation

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Magazine article Parks & Recreation

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We hope the articles you read in Parks & Recreation are thought-provoking and engaging, and we want to hear your opinions on what you read in these pages. Through social media posts, website comments, emails to staffor posts on Connect, let us know how the magazine's articles apply to your job and your agency. To submit feedback for this section directly, email Senior Editor Danielle Taylor at dtaylor@nrpa.org.

Programs like these make Portland, Oregon, stand out nationwide. The GRUNT and Jr. GRUNT programs should be recognized as viable models for park and recreation programming around the country. Bringing at-risk youth into nature to build both their environmental awareness and their professional skills makes these programs especially beneficial. Young people who are empowered to contribute to their communities are more likely to continue to do so throughout their lives. These programs enrich not just individual participants, but entire communities. As a nation, we have a lot to learn about how to make the most of the resources we already have, and our human resources are truly the most valuable of all. Keep up the good work, PDX!

Comment by Emma Cornell on www. parksandrecreation.org/2013/November/ In-Portland-It's-OK-to-GRUNT

Great article describing this sustainable initiative! At the Chicago Park District, we have a 10-bike bikeshare program that we use to supplant pool car and vehicle use at our admin building (city meetings) and at three selected locations (park stafftransportation). …

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