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16 Cities Nationwide to Receive Park Improvement Funding

For the third year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities through the national Meet Me at the Park campaign.

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Study Shows Majority of Day Campers Get Significant Activity

Kids at day camp are getting more than the recommended amount of physical activity each day, according to a new study, "Children's Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Attending Summer Day Camps," published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

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NATA Presents Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Awards

At the eighth Youth Sports Safety Summit, the National Athletic Trainers' Association presented its Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to two honoroees.

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Five Students Receive Scholarships From PGMS

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced five green industry students as the 2017 collegiate scholarship recipients.

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SHAPE American Announces National Teachers of the Year

SHAPE America announced its 2017 national Teacher of the Year award winners, six individuals who are among the elite of the adapted physical education, dance education, school health and physical education professions.

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National League of Cities Launches Early Learning Initiative

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. The initiative builds upon prior work to align educational policies and programs for young children more effectively.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

  • ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition, April 6 to 9 in San Diego. Presented by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (
  • NDPA Educational Conference, April 11 to 14 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Presented by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (
  • NAYDO 2017, April 26 to 29 in San Diego. Presented by NAYDO, YMCA (
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Gone to the Dogs: Planning & Programming Parks for Pooches

Dog parks continue to surge in popularity across the country, with new places for pooches and their owners to play and socialize popping up in communities of all sizes.

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Broaden Your Appeal With Cardio Equipment Variety

Every fitness floor should feature some standard and expected fitness equipment, but you can appeal to a wider variety of users if you add more choices to the mix.

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Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Flexible Pools

Aquatic designers nowadays take flexibility into account, designing aquatic facilities that offer myriad options for programming, competition and recreation.

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Teaching Healthy Eating: Connecting Communities to Healthier Lifestyles

From nutrition counseling and education to farmer's markets and community gardens, parks and other organizations have found many ways to improve the health of their communities.

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Go! Tech-Enabled Parks: From Pokemon GO to Geocaching and Beyond

If you can't beat the screen, there are still ways to incorporate it into your parks and facilities with tech-enabled fun.

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Free Webinar: Designing Sites With Shade in Mind

April 26, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT

In addition to giving patrons and visitors a place to get out of the sun, shade structures and shelters can help provide a unique aesthetic to your site, as well as protect such equipment as playgrounds and picnic areas.

This webinar will provide a comprehensive look at the orientation, style options and engineering requirements when using pre-engineered shade structures and shelters in parks and other large spaces. Attendees will learn planning insights, as our experts discuss and portray a variety of solutions that are currently available that maximize coverage and protection, and add the highest aesthetic value for the space.

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