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TPL Suggests Schoolyards as Park-Access Solution

The Trust for Public Land recently released a report that details how public school grounds across America could be tapped to help solve the issue of park access for more than 19 million people—including 5.2 million children—who currently do not have a park within a 10-minute walk of home.

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ASLA Releases 2019 Diversity Summit Report

The American Society of Landscape Architects releases the 2019 Diversity Summit Report, a product of a summit held earlier this year that examines issues that African American, Latinx, Native American and other underrepresented groups face in the landscape architecture profession.

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Dart Container, Keep America Beautiful Partner on Plogging Initiatives

Dart Container Corp. and Keep America Beautiful announced that Dart will be the Title Sponsor on all Keep America Beautiful national plogging initiatives, including the Keep America Beautiful Trash Dash.

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Journal of Athletic Training Releases Thematic Issue on Ankle Sprains

A special thematic issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's scientific publication, was recently released, focusing on ankle sprains and instability, as ankle sprains are the most common injury experienced by athletes and others who engage in physical activity.

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Spotlights Transformative Impact of Regional Trail Network

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy gathered regional trails, community, tourism and economic development leaders and elected officials to celebrate the Quad Cities regional trail network, highlighting the benefits and future potential of the area's cross-state trail system.

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Urban Land Institute Reports on Improved Environmental Performance in Built Environment

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that the real estate industry has made significant progress over the past 10 years in reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption while increasing asset value.

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Schools & Partnerships

Schools & Partnerships

According to Rec Management's 2019 State of the Industry Report survey, a majority—85.9%—of respondents from schools and school districts partner with other organizations.

The most common partner for school respondents was other local schools—some 60.7% of school respondents said they partnered with other schools.

Other common partners for respondents from schools and school districts include: local government organizations (51.1% of school respondents partner with them); state government organizations (45.2%); federal government organizations (25.9%); and nonprofit organizations (20%).

Fewer school respondents indicated that they formed partnerships with: colleges and universities (17.8%); corporations and local businesses (11.1%); Ys and similar organizations (7.4%); health care or medical facilities (5.9%); military organizations (3.7%); and private health clubs (1.5%).

See our entire State of the Industry Report here.

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Here are some past stories from Recreation Management related to our main feature above.

Rec Centers: Working Beyond Walls to Make a Difference

Fitness and recreation facilities provide life-changing programming that doesn't always stop at the door. Community engagement and activity beyond the walls of the facility can make a big impact.

For more information, read Rec Centers: Working Beyond Walls to Make a Difference.

How Parks & Recreation Can Help Reshape Public Health

Most Americans don't get enough exercise, eat healthily or avoid nicotine. This concerning statistic reinforces 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 & Recreation Can Help Reshape Public Health.

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

The largest number of survey respondents in Rec Management's Industry Report come from parks and recreation organizations. Here, we take a look at trends in their parks and facilities.

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

Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design

The role of landscape design in recreational spaces has evolved to include ADA requirements, sustainability trends and multi-use areas flexible enough to draw as many people as possible.

For more information, read Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design.

Conservation Conversations: Growing Environmental Awareness in Your Department & Community

From clever programming that immerses people in nature to education and initiatives to preserve and conserve, parks and recreation organizations continue to spread the word on environmental awareness.

For more information, read Conservation Conversations: Growing Environmental Awareness in Your Department & Community.


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