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OCTOBER 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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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.

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REC NEWS

Learn-to-Swim Grant Applications Open Now

The 2021 USA Swimming Foundation Learn-to-Swim grant application for lesson providers is now open.

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ASBA Announces Pickleball Courts Manual

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the publication of the 2020 edition of "Pickleball Courts: Construction & Maintenance Manual."

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NRPA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association announced its new 2020-2021 board of directors.

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National Study Reveals Fitness Habits of the American Gymgoer

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released first-of-its-kind data from a new national survey of Americans with gym memberships that addresses their physical and mental state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TeamSnap Commits $1 Million to Improve Access to Sport for Underserved Youth

TeamSnap CEO and Founder Dave DuPont announced that TeamSnap will commit $1 million over the next three years to improve access to sport for underserved youth athletes.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Industry Report: Parks More Likely Than Others to Name Social Equity as a Top Issue

Industry Report: Parks More Likely Than Others to Name Social Equity as a Top Issue

While there has been an increase in the number of all respondents to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey who feel that social equity is an issue of top concern in the industry, respondents from park districts and departments are the most likely to be concerned about social equity.

Since 2018, the percentage of non-park respondents who feel that social equity is a top concern has grown, from 4.9% in 2018 to 8.1% in 2020.

In that same time frame, among park respondents, the number who feel that social equity is a top concern for their facilities has grown from 8.7% in 2018 to 12% in 2020.

In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, many parks' social equity programs are coming to the fore, providing much-needed services in the communities they serve, including addressing food insecurity, child care and more.

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202006.


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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.

Get Kids Moving Again

The CDC has recognized that young people are becoming increasingly sedentary—and that was before COVID-19. The American Council on Exercise recently brought fitness and health experts together to offer some guidance.

For more information, read Get Kids Moving Again.

Designing Inclusive Play on Splash Pads

Incorporating inclusive design into splash play areas is natural, and essential to serve the needs of your community.

For more information, read Designing Inclusive Play on Splash Pads.

Grounded in Best Practices: High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management

Some parks got a chance to use lockdowns to spruce things up, while others remained open and were busier than ever. Either way, grounds maintenance is an ongoing task.

For more information, read Grounded in Best Practices: High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management.

The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

We talked to industry leaders to find out their advice and examples of approaches to take when reopening facilities.

For more information, read The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely.

The Growing Importance of Virtual Programming

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of the world online, and people of all generations are coming to embrace virtual engagement opportunities. Find out how to use virtual programming to boost your revenue potential with minimal overhead.

For more information, read The Growing Importance of Virtual Programming.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

NRPA Virtual, Oct. 27 to 29, online (www.nrpa.org/conference)
STMA's Annual Conference & Exposition, Jan. 12 to 14, online (www.stma.org)
ACA National Conference, Feb. 2 to 4, online (www.acacamps.org)
AOAP Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 15 to 18 in Reno, Nev. (www.aquaticpros.org)
CPRS Conference & Expo, March 22 to 25 in San Diego (www.cprs.org/education/conference)

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