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JUNE 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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and Recreation Board

More Cities Join Effort to Reimagine Public Spaces

Five more U.S. cities recently joined Reimagining the Civic Commons, a national initiative to advance ambitious social, economic and environmental goals through public spaces. Joining the original cohort of cities, Lexington, Macon, Miami, Minneapolis and San Jose have committed to strategic investments in parks, libraries, trails and community centers.

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REC NEWS

USGBC Develops Pilot Credit Addressing Green Cleaning

The U.S. Green Building Council is introducing a new pilot credit in the LEED green building rating system called Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space.

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Indiana Takes Major Step to Connect to Great American Rail-Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy virtually joined The Friends of the Veterans Memorial Parkway Inc., along with the town of Hebron, Governor Eric Holcomb and representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to celebrate the first mile of the Veterans Memorial Trail, which will connect Indiana to the national cross-country Great American Rail-Trail.

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NRPA Recognizes Excellence in Parks & Rec With Innovation, Spotlight Awards

The National Recreation and Park Association announced the recipients of this year's NRPA Innovation Awards, NRPA Spotlight Awards, and Scholarships and Fellowships.

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IAAPA Cancels IAAPA Expo Europe 2020

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the cancellation of IAAPA Expo Europe 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Park Service Awards $1.9 Million for Return of Native American Remains, Sacred Objects

The National Park Service announced $1.9 million in grants to 12 Indian tribes and 18 museums to assist in the consultation, documentation and repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Industry Report: Programs on Hold, Temporary Closures Due to COVID-19

Industry Report: Programs on Hold, Temporary Closures Due to COVID-19

As part of our annual State of the Industry Report, Recreation Management conducted a COVID-19 Update Survey in early May. As part of that survey, we asked readers whether they had taken various actions, such as closing facilities temporarily or furloughing staff, as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social distancing measures taken in the United States.

A majority of respondents said they had put programs or services on hold, closed all facilities temporarily or put hiring plans on hold. More than eight in 10 (81.7%) of respondents said they had put programs or services on hold. Another 69.2% said they had closed all facilities temporarily, and 65.7% said they had put their hiring plans on hold.

Another 44.8% said they had laid off or furloughed staff. Around one-third had put construction or renovation plans on hold (34.3%), cut programs or services entirely (34.3%), or reduced their hours of operation (32.6%).

To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the recreation, sports and fitness industry, and for the entire State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202006.


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A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation departments and districts are a cornerstone of the industry. Here we take a look at the trends in their facilities revealed by the Industry Report Survey.

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

A Look at Trends in Sports & Recreation Centers

Whether publicly or privately owned, community sports and recreation centers are an outlet for a wide variety of activities, from team sports to fitness and beyond. Here's an overview of the latest rec center trends.

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

On a Roll: Creating Bike-Friendly Parks & Communities

Creating a bike-friendly park or community begins with infrastructure, and continues with providing a place for bikers of all ages to have some fun and get their wheels rolling.

For more information, read On a Roll: Creating Bike-Friendly Parks & Communities.

More Than Just for the Dogs

Dog parks have become tremendously popular, and with good reason. They provide a great outlet for pooches, but are also social gathering places for their owners. Be sure to outfit your dog park to keep everyone happy—on two legs or four.

For more information, read More Than Just for the Dogs.

Finding Space for Parks: The Ins & Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design

In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a park, but due to a lack of space and budgetary challenges, this is simply not feasible. Pocket parks can present a viable alternative.

For more information, read Finding Space for Parks: The Ins & Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design.

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Designing Sites With Shade in Mind

In addition to giving visitors a place to get out of the sun, shade structures and shelters can help provide a unique aesthetic to your site and protect equipment like playgrounds and picnic areas. This webinar provides a comprehensive look at the orientation, style options and engineering requirements when using pre-engineered shade structures and shelters in parks and other large spaces. Attendees will learn planning insights, as our experts discuss and portray a variety of solutions that maximize coverage and protection, and add the highest aesthetic value.

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