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June 2017 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Building Communities to Encourage Physical Activity

In an effort to promote and increase physical activity among residents, the Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends combined built environment intervention approaches. These approaches make physical activity simpler or more accessible by creating or updating various environmental characteristics in a community. The approaches combine new or enhanced transportation systems, such as bike trails or pedestrian paths, with new or enhanced land use design.

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Outdoors Alliance for Kids Reacts to White House Budget Proposal

In response to the White House budget for fiscal year '18, which recommends a $3.6 trillion cut to federal spending over the next decade, Jackie Ostfeld, co-founder and chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, issued a statement.

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Dr Pepper Snapple, City of Los Angeles and KaBOOM! Launch Let's Play Everywhere LA

Let's Play, KaBOOM! and the City of Los Angeles' Mayor's Office launched Let's Play Everywhere LA, a city-wide competition that will award grantees up to $200,000 to fund creative ideas that transform everyday spaces into places that make play easy and accessible.

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ACA, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation Partner for AED Camp Scavenger Hunt

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), in partnership with the American Camp Association (ACA), and One Beat CPR, celebrated National CPR and AED Awareness Week with a summer-long scavenger hunt to find automated external defibrillators at camps across the nation.

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APSP Warns Regulatory Changes Could Affect Pool Openings

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals expressed concern that some commercial pool openings in the Mid-Atlantic region could be slightly delayed due to regulatory changes. The pools affected are those run by pool management companies that recruit lifeguards from certain countries through the U.S. State Department's J-1 Summer Work Travel Program.

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CPSC: Fatal Drownings Involving Young Children Decrease

A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that the number of reported fatal child drownings in swimming pools involving children younger than 5—the most vulnerable population—has decreased 17 percent nationwide since 2010.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2017 IDEA World Convention, July 19 to 23 in Las Vegas. Presented by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. (www.ideafit.com)
Park Planning & Maintenance Academy, Aug. 2 to 4 in Aurora, Colo. Presented by the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. (www.swprti.org/PPMA)
2017 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 26 to 28 in New Orleans. Presented by the National Recreation and Park Association. (www.nrpa.org)

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State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

More than 1,700 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201706FE01/1.

From Land to Landscape: Effective Approaches to Park Design

From engaging your community to getting the right team together, turning your land into a landscape that will draw visitors is a big task.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201705FE05/1.

Fun for All: The Latest in Park Planning and Design

Parks are an essential part of a well-planned neighborhood, and as such, they require careful attention to planning and design. Collaborating with residents and other stakeholders, and accommodating the interests of multiple generations are two keys to success.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201704SU01/1.

Parks Gone to the Dogs: Planning & Programming a Park 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. Learn more about planning and programming these parks.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201703FE02/1.

Teaching Healthy Eating: Connecting Communities to Healthier Lifestyles

From nutrition counseling and education to farmers markets and community gardens, parks and other organizations have found myriad ways to try to improve the health of the communities they serve.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201702FE04/1.


SPECIAL NEWS

Free Webinar: Four Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality

June 22, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT

Running an aquatic facility can be a costly endeavor, especially for facilities using older equipment. But more and more facilities are adopting new, cost-saving technologies that can improve water quality while also reducing operational costs. In this webinar, operational managers, facility managers, swim coaches and other key stakeholders at aquatic facilities will learn about four cost-saving technologies. Discussion topics will include automation equipment, disinfection and filtration.

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