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Partnership Aims to Expand Play Opportunities

Recently, KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation announced a partnership renewal with the goal of bringing innovative play opportunities to another 170,000 kids by the end of 2021. The CarMax Foundation is pledging an additional investment of $4.4 million to assist KaBOOM! in transforming the future of play for those kids who need it most. A new program will invest in innovation, including the research and development of new play experiences.

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USGA Recognizes California Turf & Irrigation Specialist

Celebrating golf's leaders who innovate and demonstrate leadership in sustainability and water resource management, the USGA has named Michael T. Huck, a turfgrass and irrigation specialist from Orange County, Calif., as the recipient of its 2019 Green Section Award.

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2018 ACSM-CPT and ACSM-EP First-Time Pass Rates Reach Highs

In 2017, ACSM Certification completed its regularly scheduled job task analysis study and update of the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist certification exams.

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ASLA Advocacy Leads to Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Passage

Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects, issued a statement on the occasion of the signing into law of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279).

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NPF Fund to Support National Parks When Rangers Return

Recognizing the impact of the partial government shutdown on the National Park system, the National Park Foundation has set up a Parks Restoration Fund to help repair parks as quickly as possible once the government reopens and National Park Service employees are back to work.

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Research Looks at Injuries in Commercial Jump Parks

According to new research published in the Jan. 1, 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, trampoline parks and jump parks have been linked to a higher percentage of total fractures among pediatric and adult patients, including lower extremity fractures, fractures in adults, open fractures and surgical fractures when compared with home trampolines.

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Golf Clubs Planning Construction

Golf Clubs Planning Construction

In 2018, some 69.4 percent of respondents from golf and country clubs to the Industry Report survey said they had plans for construction at their facilities. This is up from 58.1 percent who had such plans in 2016. In 2018, 16.7 percent said they were planning new construction, 25 percent were planning additions, and 66.7 percent were planning renovations to their existing facilities.

Golf club respondents with construction plans in 2018 said they would be spending an average of $2.28 million on their construction plans. This is a 30.3 percent increase from 2017, when golf club respondents were planning to spend an average of $1.75 million on their construction plans.

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Better Together: Partnerships for Program Success

They say two heads are better than one, and in the case of providing programs and services to the community, sometimes it pays to partner with another organization.

For more information, read Better Together: Partnerships for Program Success.

Seven Keys to Athletic Field Maintenance

If your facilities include sports fields and you number yourself among the growing cohort of professionals who have to do more with less, look no further for advice on keeping your athletic fields in playing shape.

For more information, read Seven Keys to Athletic Field Maintenance.

Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing

You don't need a huge marketing budget to be effective at getting the public into your facilities and programs. You just need to take advantage of the tools at your disposal.

For more information, read Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing.

Play It Safe: Staying Educated, Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

The safest playgrounds require continual attention. Ensuring children's safety means understanding best practices and constantly updating your knowledge.

For more information, read Play It Safe: Staying Educated, Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety.

Fitness & Exercise: A Family Affair

As a fitness facility, developing programs for families can provide an opportunity for meaningful and constructive interaction.

For more information, read Fitness & Exercise: A Family Affair.


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NIRSA 2019 Annual Conference, Feb. 16 to 19 in Boston (
2019 ACA National Conference, Feb. 19 to 22 in Nashville, Tenn. (
Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo, Feb. 19 to 22 in El Paso, Texas (
2019 AOAP 8th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 25 to 28 in Frisco, Texas (
MRPA 2018 Conference & Expo, Feb. 26 to March 1 in Branson, Mo. (

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