REC REPORT FEATURES

July 2018

Grant to Boost Meals & Nutrition for Kids

Through a $1.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the National Recreation and Park Association, kids in a handful of states will see more healthy meals during out-of-school time, along with better access to nutrition education and healthy living practices.

Trust for Public Land Releases ParkServe Database

The Trust for Public Land recently launched ParkServe, which provides free and straightforward access to a comprehensive database of American parks. This site is part of Trust for Public Land’s movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every American. Containing information for 14,000 cities, ParkServe shows users what areas have access to parks within a 10-minute walk and suggests areas for new parks. The Trust for Public Land recently launched ParkServe, which provides free and straightforward access to a comprehensive database of American parks. This site is part of Trust for Public Land’s movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every American. Containing information for 14,000 cities, ParkServe shows users what areas have access to parks within a 10-minute walk and suggests areas for new parks.

CPSC Asks for Vigilance to Prevent Child Drowning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported in May that fatal child drowning incidents in swimming pools that involve children younger than 5 have not increased much from last year’s reports. However, fatal and nonfatal child incidents in pools and spas continue to pose a public health risk across the United States. Ann Marie Buerkle, the CPSC’s acting chairman, is urging vigilance while children are in and around the water this summer.

Pilot Rock - Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock Benches
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Neptune-Benson - Defender - Eco Friendly Water Filtration
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Sport Surface Specialties - Surfacing Is All We Do
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool