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NOVEMBER 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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Meet Me at the Park Grant Program Reaches More Than a Million Kids

In 2017, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company launched their "Meet Me at The Park Play Spaces" grant program with the ambitious goal of bringing new play and physical activity projects to more than a million children and families nationwide. Now, in less than three years, the campaign has more than achieved this goal by reaching more than 1 million children and families in 39 states with $2.3 million in grants to facilitate new projects for 75 parks nationwide.

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REC NEWS

CMAHC Announces Changes to MAHC Update Process

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) has made changes to the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process, which is now underway.

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Orthopaedic Surgeons Discuss Dangers of Sport Specialization

As sport specialization at the youth and high school levels becomes increasingly popular, parents, coaches and medical professionals are encouraged to understand and help prevent the risk of injury among young athletes.

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Study: Students at More Than Half of California's High Schools at Risk of Injury

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, the publication of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, finds that more than 47% of schools in California do not have an athletic trainer.

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Program Helps Schools Address Emotional, Mental Health Challenges

SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) announced the details of its new health. moves. minds. program, which launched nationwide in August after a successful pilot program from April through June 2019.

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AOAP, Swim Angelfish Announce Partnership

The Association of Aquatic Professionals announced a partnership with Swim Angelfish, expanding the efforts of both organizations to provide a number of resources to aquatic professionals, enthusiasts and athletes in the aquatics field.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Playground Plans, 2015 to 2019

Playground Plans, 2015 to 2019

In most of the past five years, around one-fifth of the parks respondents to Recreation Management's State of the Industry Report who are planning to make additions at their facilities said they would be adding playgrounds. This compares with a little more than one in 10 non-parks respondents.

In 2015, some 22.1% of parks respondents with plans to make additions said they would be adding playgrounds, compared with 11.5% of non-parks respondents. This year represented a relative high point for parks with playground plans.

In the following years, the percentage of parks respondents who said they would be adding playgrounds dropped to a low of 16.3% in 2018, before jumping back up to 21.3% in 2019.

At the same time, among non-parks respondents, plans for playgrounds grew to a high of 13.6% in 2018 before dropping back to 11.9% in 2019.

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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

Multigenerational play—with elements for keeping families active together—is one of the driving forces in the most recent playground designs, but that's not all. Playground manufacturers continue to innovate on inclusion, nature-connected play and more.

For more information, read United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone.

Eye on Safety: New Standard Established for Aquatic Safety Surfaces

To ensure you are doing all you can to promote safety and effective pool operations, it is wise to focus on standards for equipment, like the new NSF/ANSI 50 standard that covers aquatic safety surfaces.

For more information, read Eye on Safety: New Standard Established for Aquatic Safety Surfaces.

A Splashing Good Time: Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play

Splash play areas continue to evolve, with more ways to make sure people of all ages and abilities can have fun and cool off.

For more information, read A Splashing Good Time: Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play.

Transforming Play: Central Park in New York City

Central Park has been on a mission to revitalize its many playgrounds.

For more information, read Transforming Play: Central Park in New York City.

Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies

When you have a crowd, you want to make sure everyone is safe as can be. Here, we take a look at modern strategies for managing crowds and maintaining security.

For more information, read Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2020 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 13 to 16 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (www.stma.org)
2020 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference, Jan. 23 to 25 in Chicago (www.ilipra.org)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2020, Jan. 26 to 28 in Stone Mountain, Ga. (www.iaapa.org)
2020 ACA National Conference, Feb. 11 to 14 in San Diego (www.acacamps.org/conference)
AOAP 9th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 17 to 20 in Frisco, Texas (www.aquaticpros.org)

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