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Intelligent Design

Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

Supplement Feature - April 2019

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.


Growing Green Space
Various Locations in New York City

Facility Profile - April 2019

From new playgrounds and amenities to improving streetscapes with trees, New York City has been making impressive strides in its already-impressive parks.

A Pathway to Nature

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens in Midland, Mich.

Facility Profile - February 2019

Creative design takes visitors up into the trees at this unique nature play area in Michigan.

Detroit Creates a Community

Web Exclusive - February 2019

The Downtown Detroit Partnership has created public spaces around the Michigan city that bring millions of people together annually to play, learn, laugh, get active and more.

Get Inspired

Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

Feature Article - October 2018

Nature has long been one of humankindís most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet both for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.

Who Has the Best Parks?

Web Exclusive - September 2018

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. For the third straight year, Minneapolis has taken top honors.

Make Your Park Pet-Friendly

Problem Solver - August 2018

Agility equipment and other dog park products should be sturdy and made from pet-safe materials. Look for equipment that is designed for dogs of all sizes and levels of agility.

Encourage Biking in Your Community

Problem Solver - August 2018

Encouraging people to get to your park via bicycle isn't that hard—you just need to provide safe routes and the right amenities.

Tips for Recruiting the Next Generation of Government Parks and Rec Employees

Guest Column - August 2018

Baby boomers are rapidly reaching retirement age, posing a unique challenge for municipal parks and recreation organizations. To deal with the problem, itís important to understand the best methods for recruiting younger workers.

2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2018

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.