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Grants Help Local Trail Projects

Local trail projects are receiving funding to help with trail maintenance, trail building and community engagement projects nationwide. Recipients of the 2018 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants were announced recently by the Rails-to-Trails (RTC) Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

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APSP Announced New, Improved Online Course

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announced the availability of its new and improved CST Certified Pool & Spa Technician online self-paced course.

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Public Outcry Leads to Continuation of Popular National Parks Program for Kids

The Department of the Interior was expected to announce that it will continue the popular and successful Every Kid in a Park program.

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City Parks Alliance, Trust for Public Land to Host Creative Placemaking Workshops

City Parks Alliance and The Trust for Public Land announced Kansas City and the National Parks of Boston have been chosen through a competitive national process to host creative placemaking city workshops later this year.

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NSCA Announces Changes to Advance Strength & Conditioning Profession

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has announced that it is working to elevate and advance the strength and conditioning profession by developing a quality assurance process that ensures all future professionals are capable and well-prepared.

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Purdue University Groundskeeper Wins Field Art Contest

Sports Turf Managers Association has named Ryder Haulk, assistant sports field manager for Purdue University Athletics in West Lafayette, Ind., winner of the annual "Stars and Stripes" field art contest.

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Bike Trails, 2015 to 2018

Bike Trails, 2015 to 2018

For the past four years, around three in 10 respondents to the annual Industry Report survey have said that their facilities currently include bike trails, while around one in 10 of those with plans to make additions said they would be adding bike trails.

In 2015, some 27.1 percent of survey respondents said their facilities currently included bike trails, and 13.3 percent of those with plans to make additions said they would be adding bike trails.

The percentage of respondents who currently include bike trails has been as high as 29.7 percent (in 2017). This year, some 28.1 percent of respondents said they include bike trails as part of their facilities, and 11 percent of those with plans to make additions said they would be adding bike trails.

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Destination: Playgrounds: Modern Playgrounds Create Fun Family Outings

From climbing higher to making things more inclusive for people of all abilities, the latest trends in playgrounds are creating innovative destinations that families can't resist.

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The Importance of Athletic Equipment Inspections

If you operate a sports facility, it's important to keep an eye on equipment and ensure it's functioning safely and properly. Learn more about the importance of regular equipment checkups.

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A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

The largest number of survey respondents to the annual Industry Report survey come from parks and recreation organizations. Here, we take a look at the trends in their facilities.

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Building Up the Tradition

In Lake Placid, N.Y., home to the 1980 Winter Olympics, a ski lodge was recently given a boost, when a fabric building was added to help ease congestion.

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Designing the Future, Preserving the Past

At Crystal Beach Park in Woodward, Okla., a stunning revitalization led to increased play options for kids of all abilities.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

FRPA Annual Conference, Aug. 27 to 30 in Orlando, Fla., presented by the Florida Recreation & Park Association (
2018 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 25 to 27 in Indianapolis, presented by the National Recreation & Park Association (
MRPA Annual Conference & Exhibit Hall, Oct. 9 to 12 in Rochester, Minn., presented by the Minnesota Recreation & Park Association (
15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 10 to 12 in Charleston, S.C., presented by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (
ICAA Conference & Trade Show 2018, Oct. 18 to 20 in Long Beach, Calif., presented by the International Council on Active Aging (

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