Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Notable News

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Notable News

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n In celebration of Earth Day, Mayor Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg, Florida unveiled solar-powered charging stations as a new feature of the city's Sunlit City Parks program. The charging stations feature four enclosures for users to store and charge mobile devices such as phones and tablets. In addition, the charger's controller has optional capacity for programmable nighttime lighting or other power needs that can be added to the station. SunSure Living, a local St. Petersburg company, designed the charging stations and city employees were responsible for manufacturing. Each station costs approximately $2,500 including fabrication and installation.

* On April 29, New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich and Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind introduced legislation aimed at connecting youth and families with the outdoors. The Healthy Kids Outdoors Act would support state, local and federal strategies to reconnect Americans with nature, keep wildlife wild and support future economic growth and conservation efforts. This legislation, which is supported by the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), will give more visibility to the value alternative and expanded learning environments can have in significantly improving academic achievement in reading, math and science and will encourage kids and families to be active outdoors through unstructured play. It would provide incentives for states to develop five-year strategies to reconnect children and families to the outdoors. It would also compel the development of a similar plan at the national level and support future research documenting the benefits of active time spent outdoors. …

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