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2016 State of the Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2016

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2016

Parks and recreation respondents make up the largest portion of the survey audience. Here, we examine some of the trends in these facilities, highlighting revenues and budgets, as well as construction plans and programming trends.

Changing the Landscape

Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

Feature Article - May 2016

Sustainable site design means different things in different environments. This feature will consider some of the important ways sustainable design is affecting parks and sites in different areas.

Nature in the City

Urban Park Design Provides Access to Nature

Supplement Feature - April 2016

For those who dwell in urban and even some suburban areas, access to nature can be difficult, or even nonexistent. Here's how park designers help address the shortage—by creating parks that provide a respite from the daily urban grind.


Pay Attention to Quality, Environment When Furnishing Your Site

Supplement Feature - April 2016

Site furnishings bring character and balance to a park's open space, with benches, water fountains and picnic tables being just a few of the common accessories you can find. But furnishing your park site requires careful planning, too, with one of the best ways being to understand or determine the common or intended use for your specific areas.

Dealing With Off-Road Trash Receptacles

Web Exclusive - March 2016

Finding ways to streamline operations is one way to reduce costs. With specialized trash trucks, many city leaders are finding new efficiencies in taking care of off-road trash at parks, trails and sports facilities.

Park Lighting

Light It Up
McEuen Park in Couer D'Alene, Idaho

Facility Profile - November 2015

Creating a fabulous centerpiece for this park meant investing in a smart strategy for lighting it up at night.

NRPA Leads Effort to Revitalize North Las Vegas Park

Web Exclusive - November 2015

Joe Kneip Park in North Las Vegas recently got a makeover, thanks to the National Recreation and Park Association, the City of North Las Vegas and a number of other partners.

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Promoting Exercise
NRPA Identifies How Local Parks Generate Value

Before You Go - November 2015

Preliminary findings of a recent economic impact study commissioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts, revealed that the nation's local and regional parks generate nearly $140 billion in economic activity per year and support nearly 1 million jobs.

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Gold Medal Honors
Recipients Recognized for Park & Rec Management Excellence

Before You Go - October 2015

The recipients were revealed on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas at the NRPA's Annual Conference. The sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program, one of the highest professional awards available to parks and recreation agencies throughout the country, was Musco Lighting LLC, an Oskaloosa, Iowa-based company that has specialized in lighting systems for sports and large areas for more than 30 years.