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OCTOBER 2018 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Grant Awarded to Chattanooga Nature Play Area

Grant funding in the amount of $150,000 is being awarded to support a local nature-based play area in Chattanooga, Tenn. The money is being granted by the American Water Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by American Water, and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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10 U.S. Communities Earn Grants to Support Green Infrastructure

As part of the Great Urban Parks Campaign, the National Recreation and Park Association awarded grant funding totaling $2 million to support green infrastructure projects in 10 U.S. communities.

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ACSM, U.S. Center for SafeSport Partner to End Abuse in Sports

The American College of Sports Medicine and the U.S. Center for SafeSport announced a formal partnership that will allow the two organizations to leverage their strengths and address the growing issue of abuse among athletes.

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NSPF Awards $16K in Scholarships & Fellowships

The National Swimming Pool Foundation has awarded $12,000 in scholarships and $4,000 in fellowships for 2018.

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City of Louisville Receives Sustainability Award From Propane Council

The Louisville, Ky., Metro Government was recognized as the 2018 Green Leadership City, a distinction awarded by the Propane Education & Research Council.

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Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program Celebrates 40 Years

According to the Rutgers University's Center for Urban Policy Research, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program contributed more than $12.2 billion in output in terms of goods and services to the U.S. economy and added $6.2 billion in gross domestic product in Fiscal Year 2017.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Environment & Conservation Issues & Programs, 2014 to 2018

Environment & Conservation Issues & Programs, 2014 to 2018

Over the past five years, the percentage of respondents who feel that environmental and conservation issues are a top concern has mostly hovered around 14 to 15 percent, with a slight dip in 2018. In 2014, 15.1 percent of all respondents said this was a top concern for their facility, and in 2018, 12.5 percent called it a top concern.

In that same time span, respondents from park facilities were generally more likely to call environmental and conservation a top concern. In 2014, 21.1 percent of these respondents said one of their top concerns was environmental and conservation issues. By 2018, however, that percentage had fallen to 13.3 percent.

Among those with plans to add programs at their facilities, around one-fifth of all respondents, and between one-quarter and one-third of parks respondents said they would be adding environmental education programs from 2014 to 2018. Again, higher numbers of parks respondents reported that they had such plans. In the most recent survey year, 2018, 20.7 percent of all respondents with plans to add programs, and 29.5 percent of parks respondents with plans to add programs said they would be adding environmental education.

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Pump It Up: Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

Sports facilities are all about providing a great experience for both team players and spectators, and one of the essential elements is the way the game is viewed and communicated.

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Advocating for Safer Swimming

In recent years, more cities and parks have stepped up efforts to provide swimming education to all their residents.

For more information, read Advocating for Safer Swimming.

Who Has the Best Parks?

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities.

For more information, read Who Has the Best Parks?.

On-Trend Locker Room Design

If you want to impress your guests, you have to move beyond the gang showers and loud metal lockers of the past. The latest locker room amenities provide a sense of safety and privacy.

For more information, read On-Trend Locker Room Design.

All-Access Recreation: Going Beyond ADA

Ten years ago, the federal government was looking to update the standards associated with the ADA law. Learn more about how far we've come in making facilities more inviting with this blast from the past.

For more information, read All-Access Recreation: Going Beyond ADA.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

Club Industry Show, Oct. 24 to 26 in Chicago (www.clubindustryshow.com)
International Pool-Spa-Patio Expo, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Las Vegas (www.poolandspaexpo.com)
Athletic Business Conference & Expo, Nov. 7 to 10 in New Orleans, La. (www.athleticbusinessconference.com)
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018, Nov. 13 to 16 in Orlando, Fla. (www.iaapa.org)

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