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SEPTEMBER 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

City Parks Alliance on Park Funding & Equity

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and Recreation

City parks are at the center of resilient and equitable cities, according to Catherine Nagel, executive director for City Parks Alliance. In a recent effort to assist cities with addressing park equity and implementing innovative strategies when it comes to funding for parks and green infrastructure, the alliance commissioned a report that looks at 20 funding models and their equity considerations in cities of various sizes across the United States. The research revealed new sources of funding, as well as strategies that are shaping funding decisions through an equity lens.

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ASLA Publishes Guide to Universal Design

The American Society of Landscape Architects has published a Guide to Universal Design, providing a comprehensive view of which communities are underserved by the built environment and offering a new set of universal design principles.

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Urban Land Institute to Advise on Austin Hike-and-Bike Trail

A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts representing the Urban Land Institute will make recommendations to The Trail Foundation and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department on the feasibility of transferring the operation of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake to The Trail Foundation.

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National Park Service Announces Preservation Grants for Rural Communities

The National Park Service announced $5 million in Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program grants to nine projects to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country.

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ASTM International Creates New Gym Equipment Standards Group

ASTM International's committee on sports equipment, playing surfaces and facilities has launched a new subcommittee focused on creating standards that support commercially installed sports-specific equipment used in gyms and other public venues.

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PHTA Announces New President & CEO

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced the appointment of Sabeena Hickman, CAE, as PHTA's president and CEO and staff liaison to the Board of Directors.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Parks & Outreach

Parks & Outreach

Respondents from parks were more likely than other respondents to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey to report that they engaged in outreach to economically disadvantaged, underserved and minority populations. While 46.8% of parks respondents said they engaged in outreach programs for economically disadvantaged communities, just 39.5% of non-parks respondents engaged in such programs. And while 45.2% of parks respondents said they engaged in outreach to underserved communities, 39.5% of non-parks respondents did so. Finally, while 35.5% of non-parks respondents said they engaged in minority outreach, 38.6% of parks respondents did so.

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Problem-Solver Q&As

Packed with scores of ideas, our Problem-Solver Idea Book was designed to help you tackle your most persistent and universal challenges.

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How Parks & Rec Can Help to Reshape Public Health

Most Americans are not getting enough exercise, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight or avoiding nicotine, reinforcing the role that local government parks and recreation departments can play in elevating the importance of wellness as a lifestyle choice and providing citizens with affordable, convenient access to fitness services and public resources.

For more information, read How Parks & Rec Can Help to Reshape Public Health.

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

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

For more information, read A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation.

Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

Industry experts discuss the latest trends in outdoor aquatic park design, including some of the more popular amenities and the challenges of designing such facilities.

For more information, read Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse.

Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

Selecting site furnishings for public spaces requires careful thought. Choices should be functional and practical, while also presenting a certain aesthetic.

For more information, read Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
2019 WWA Show, Oct. 7 to 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (www.waterparks.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 9 to 11 in Chicago (www.clubindustryshow.com)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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