Category Archives: Parks

Parklands vs. Mother Nature

We spend a lot of time at Recreation Management thinking about the myriad benefits that recreation, sports and fitness facilities deliver to their communities. Quite frankly, I often am astounded to think about how much I took these things for … Continue reading

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Add Another One to the List

A long, long time ago — back when I was in my late teens or early 20s — I told myself that someday, I’d like to visit every National Park in the United States. Not a bad goal, right? Of … Continue reading

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Nonprofits: You Could Win Some Synthetic Turf!

If you’re operating a nonprofit facility, listen up! Synthetic Turf International has launched a contest, called the Better Play & Recreation Contest, which aims to recognize the dedication of nonprofits working to help kids, pets and their communities. The Grand … Continue reading

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Fireworks – On or Off?

With much of the country facing drought conditions, from the moderate levels here in Northern Illinois through the extreme drought covering much of the state of Colorado, I’ve seen a rising number of parks and communities reporting that they will … Continue reading

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Celebrating Oceans

Did you know it’s National Oceans Month? Neither did I. It’s an easy thing to forget living smack-dab in the middle of the country, but some news out of the Department of the Interior reaffirms the incredible value of these … Continue reading

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Happy Arbor Day!

Are you planting, hugging or otherwise celebrating trees today? It is Arbor Day, after all. But according to a Timberland Arbor Day Survey, only 12 percent of Americans actually celebrate this holiday, even though 96 percent agree that trees are important. Why … Continue reading

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