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NOVEMBER 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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2020 Voters Approve $3.7 Billion for Parks & Public Lands

According to an analysis by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), voters approved nearly $3.7 billion in new funding for parks, climate resiliency and public lands on election day. As the COVID-19 crisis drove unprecedented increases in visitation to public lands from neighborhood parks to national parks, the 2020 election gave voters in 48 jurisdictions across the country the opportunity to weigh in directly on how outdoor spaces improve their quality of life.

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Nation's Capital Swim Club Ranked No. 1 in USA Swimming Club Excellence Ratings

The Washington D.C. area's Nation's Capital Swim Club has claimed the No. 1 spot in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program for the seventh consecutive year.

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Guidelines Aim to Help People Recreate Responsibly This Winter

With the winter season upon us and COVID-19 infections and corresponding public health measures on the rise, many in the United States continue to seek opportunities for outdoor recreation, leading this coalition to release guidelines on recreating safely and responsibly in the winter months.

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PHTA Leads in Education During Pandemic

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has been proactive over the past eight months, transitioning its top-tier education programs for aquatics professionals to a virtual format.

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Trust for Public Land Launches Program to Improve Tacoma Schoolyards

The Trust for Public Land announced the launch of its Green Schoolyards program in Tacoma, Wash.

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IAAPA Inducts Industry Legends Into Hall of Fame

During the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference, the global association of the attractions industry inducted three industry icons into the prestigious IAAPA Hall of Fame.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Many Organizations Took Programs Online, Provided Outreach, as COVID-19 Hit

Many Organizations Took Programs Online, Provided Outreach, as COVID-19 Hit

Not only did outdoor parks and recreation areas become a boon to a public itching to get out amidst rising COVID-19 case numbers this year. In addition, parks, recreation organizations and others stepped up to provide crucial services to their members and citizens.

Two-thirds (66.7%) of respondents to Recreation Management's COVID-19 Update Survey in early May said they were providing online fitness and wellness programming as a result of COVID-19. This was by far the most commonly deployed type of program respondents were involved in after the pandemic forced the closure of many facilities.

The second most common program respondents were involved in was addressing food insecurity in their communities. Some 39% of respondents to the Update Survey said they had developed programs to address food insecurity as a result of COVID-19.

More than one-quarter (25.8%) said they were providing educational and other support to out-of-school children, while 11.9% were providing similar outreach and support for college students.

Around one-fifth (20.6%) said they were providing childcare programs for essential workers, and 9% said some of their existing facilities had been converted for healthcare use.

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Play & Social Equity

A recent Voice of Play survey found that 88% of parents agree that outdoor play helps children cope with the mental impacts of social injustice in the United States. Here's a look at the survey, and how playgrounds help foster inclusiveness.

For more information, read Play & Social Equity.

A Ninja-Worthy Upgrade: Pirates Bay Waterpark in Baytown, Texas

At this Texas aquatic park, a new ninja-inspired course is expected to dramatically boost participation and engagement in the community.

For more information, read A Ninja-Worthy Upgrade: Pirates Bay Waterpark in Baytown, Texas.

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.

Get Ready for Pickleball

The sport of pickleball has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few years. Find out why this sport is so hot, and learn more about what it takes to bring courts to your facility.

For more information, read Get Ready for Pickleball.

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!

STMA's Annual Conference & Exposition, Jan. 12 to 14, online (www.stma.org)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2021, Jan. 24 to 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (www.iaapa.org)
ACA National Conference, Feb. 2 to 4, online (www.acacamps.org)
AOAP Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 15 to 18, online (www.aquaticpros.org)
CPRS Conference & Expo, March 22 to 26, online (www.cprs.org/education/conference)

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