October 2020

City Parks Alliance Launches Park Funding Hub

City Parks Alliance recently launched the Equitable Park Funding Hub, a tool park professionals can use to explore federal, state and local funding strategies for city parks and public spaces. The hub provides an overview of six funding areas: brownfields; climate adaptation, resilience and recovery; community development; conservation funding; and local funding approaches.

Pool Safely's New PSA Focuses on Child Drowning Prevention

Drowning is still the number-one cause of unintentional death among children between 1 and 4 years old, and deaths are rising among children ages 1 to 15. And with more families staying at home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there is an increased risk of child drownings even as we reach the cooler months.

U.S. Reps File Health & Fitness Recovery Act

U.S. Representatives Michael Quigley (D-Ill.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) have filed the Health & Fitness Recovery Act of 2020. The Act creates a $30 billion fund to provide grants to health and fitness businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

IHRSA Foundation, ACE Aim to Improve Exercise Inclusion for People With Intellectual Disability

The IHRSA Foundation and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), supported by the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Fitness, Sport & Recreation, PE, have joined in a project approved by Special Olympics with funding through their Inclusive Health Innovation Grant. The grant, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to support organizations in making practices more inclusive and tip the balance toward a fully inclusive world, where people with intellectual disabilities are fully and intentionally included in mainstream fitness programs and services.