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July 2017 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Survey Examines Parents' View of Play

A new survey published by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) showed the importance of play behavior and parents' opinions about it.

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REC NEWS

PGMS Releases Compensation Survey

A compensation survey for grounds personnel has been completed for the Professional Grounds Management Society by Industry Insights Inc.

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Discover the Power of Play During Park & Recreation Month

This July during Park & Recreation Month, the National Recreation and Park Association challenges everyone to get their play on with their local parks and recreation.

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APSP Issues Statement on Electrical Incidents in Pools

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) released a statement regarding preventing electrocution in and around pools or spas.

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NFWF Announces $2 Million in Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced 15 grant awards totaling more than $2 million from its North Great Plains Program.

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KaBOOM! Announces New Board Members, Leadership Appointments

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, announced several new board members and board leadership succession plans.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

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)
FSB 2017 Trade Fair, Nov. 7 to 10 in Cologne, Germany. (www.fsb-cologne.com)

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Here are some past stories from Recreation Management related to our main feature above.

A World of Play: Trends in Playground Planning & Design

From inclusive playspaces that give kids of all abilities a chance to play alongside one another to custom-designed playgrounds that take a locality's history, culture or geology into account and beyond, playground designers and manufacturers continue to raise the bar.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201704SU02/1.

The Playground Checkup: Safe, Long-Lasting Playgrounds Require Standardized Maintenance Practices

Playground maintenance should be regular and standardized if you want to ensure your play equipment is in safe and proper working order.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201611FE03/1.

It's Elementary: Use Color & Structure to Enhance the Playground Experience

The best playgrounds serve an aesthetic purpose while providing the surrounding community with a much-needed center of growth and development for children of all ages.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201607WE02/1.

A Bridge to Play: Magical Bridge Playground

When one mother noticed a dearth of accessible playgrounds in her area, she decided to start raising funds. The result has been called the most accessible playground in the world.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201605FP01/1.

Thinking Forward on Custom Nature Play

A result of strategic, collaborative partnerships and forward-thinking community leaders, the new custom playscape at Dove Springs Park in Austin, Texas, is turning heads.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201602WE02/1.

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