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Botanical Garden Partners With Businesses on Health

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's Healthy Employee Membership Program encouraged area businesses to get their employees outdoors instead of into the gym. The health benefits of nature are widely recognized, and DSBG feels that human resource leaders should consider their program an "alternative to corporate wellness."

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International Swimming Hall of Fame Announces Award Recipients

The International Swimming Hall of Fame announced the recipients of the 22nd Annual Paragon Awards, presented to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to aquatics in six categories.

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Survey Highlights Role of Parks & Rec in Keeping Older Adults Healthy

A recent survey conducted by the NRPA found that more than nine in 10 park and recreation agencies dedicate facilities, activities and programming to older adults.

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Dow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling

The Dow Chemical Company has teamed with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful for award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty EnergyBag programs in their communities, an innovative approach to diverting traditionally non-recycled plastics from landfills.

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USA Swimming Creates Safe Sport Activity Book

USA Swimming has released its first ever Safe Sport Activity Book, created to share the Safe Sport message with a younger audience.

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Create Funding for Urban Parks

U.S. Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragon and Mike Turner introduced the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program Act, a bipartisan bill to create a dedicated source of funding for projects that expand outdoor recreational opportunities in cities across the country, particularly in underserved areas.

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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. (
2017 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 26 to 28 in New Orleans. Presented by the National Recreation and Park Association. (
FSB 2017 Trade Fair, Nov. 7 to 10 in Cologne, Germany. (

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Something for Everyone: Inclusive, Multigenerational Playgrounds Have Broad Reach

Inclusive play means going beyond simple accessibility to ensure kids of all abilities can play together, and many leaders in play design have turned their focus to ensure it's getting attention.

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Fitness Forever: Fitness Facility Design to Meet Changing Demands

There's always something new in the fitness world, and fitness facilities must adapt to provide what customers want. Here's how to design your facility to meet the needs of your audience.

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Reaching New Heights: Demand for Adventure Fitness on the Rise

From climbing and bouldering walls to ropes courses, challenge courses and obstacle courses, there's a tremendous range of adventure out there for the taking. Find out more about managing these types of amenities, from getting folks interested to keeping them coming back for more.

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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.

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Coming of Age: Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults

There's been a wave of facilities and programs designed to suit the needs of older adults who want to stay active beyond their middle years. Here, we take a look at how things are shaping up for facilities looking to meet the needs of this audience.

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