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MAY 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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Trust for Public Land Releases ParkScore Index, Says Outdoor Space Key to Climate Resilience & Equity

Washington, D.C., was rated the nation's best park system on the 2022 ParkScore index from Trust for Public Land. Saint Paul, Minn., came in second, just ahead of Arlington, Va., and Cincinnati, Ohio, which reached the top five for the first time in ParkScore index history. In addition, Trust for Public Land found that 85% of large U.S. park systems have taken at least one major action to leverage parks to meet the climate crisis, and more than half have taken three or more.

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REC NEWS

LWCF Coalition Applauds Grants Expanding Access to Parks

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Coalition applauded the announcement by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, for $61 million to be allocated to communities across the country through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program.

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Experts Point to Safe Spaces Away From Busy Streets as Essential to Inspiring People to Get Active

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy announced results from its latest survey of outdoor trail use and physical activity. Findings show the impactful role the nation's trails can serve in helping Americans become more physically active.

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EWG: About 75% of Sunscreens Have Inferior Sun Protection or Worrisome Ingredients

The Environmental Working Group released its 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens, finding that about 75% of more than 1,850 products evaluated rate poorly for skin protection from the sun, or have ingredients that could be harmful to health or heighten sensitivity to the sun's harmful rays.

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American Council on Exercise Announces New Suite of Tools for Exercise Pros & Health Coaches

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) released a new suite of career support tools and resources to help exercise professionals and health coaches embark on lifelong learning and charter personalized career paths.

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NRPA Survey: U.S. Adults Agree Access to Life-Saving Training Opportunities Is Paramount

A majority (88%) of U.S. adults agree it is important that the public has access to first-aid training and certification opportunities, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

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Industry Report Respondents in 2022 Recover Higher Percentage of Costs Via Revenues

INDUSTRY STATS

Industry Report Respondents in 2022 Recover Higher Percentage of Costs Via Revenues

Multiple questions in the Industry Report survey aim to dig beneath the surface to help paint a picture of how organizations are funded, beginning with an examination of costs recovered via revenues. On average, respondents in 2022 said they recover 56.1% of their costs through revenues, up from 52.3% in 2021, 51.7% in 2020 and 47.3% in 2019. This increase over the past few years seems largely driven by increasing rates of cost recovery for private organizations, both nonprofits and for-profits. Public and governmental organizations in 2022 saw 43.5% of their costs recovered, down from 45.1% in 2021. Meanwhile, nonprofits recovered 67.7% of costs via revenues in 2022, up from 65.5% in 2021, and for-profit organizations recovered 75.7% of their costs in 2022, up from 73.6% in 2021.

Stay tuned for the June 2022 issue of Recreation Management, where we'll report these results and much more.

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202106.

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Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

There are ways to plan outdoor facilities to fit your budget—making space for additions for when more money is available, programming to generate revenue and maximizing space in the design.

For more information, read Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities.

Dog Parks: Port Elliot Dog Park in New South Wales, Australia

Community and local government support combined to get this dog park up and running, with a creative solution in place to handle pet waste.

For more information, read Dog Parks: Port Elliot Dog Park in New South Wales, Australia.

Disc Golf Takes Off: Ideas for Your Own Disc Golf Course Project

Whether you've got an extra pocket of undeveloped space in an existing location or you're looking to create a destination for disc golf enthusiasts, adding disc golf can expand your possibilities.

For more information, read Disc Golf Takes Off: Ideas for Your Own Disc Golf Course Project.

Dog Parks: Tips for Planning & Revitalizing Your Dog Park

Dog parks have maintained and grown their popularity over the past decade. Whether you're planning a new park or just want to give your old park new life, here are some surefire steps to success.

For more information, read Dog Parks: Tips for Planning & Revitalizing Your Dog Park.

Trail Mix: The Diverse & Transformative Power of Trails

There's been an explosion of interest in biking and being outdoors as the pandemic has settled in, for just about every demographic. Take a look at how well-planned and well-managed trails can be a boon for their communities.

For more information, read Trail Mix: The Diverse & Transformative Power of Trails.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2022 CWA Summit, May 18 to 20 (www.cwasummit.org)
NSGA 2022 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, May 22 to 24 (www.nsga.org)
ACSM's 2022 Annual Meeting & World Congress, May 31 to June 4 (www.acsmannualmeeting.org)
IHRSA 2022, June 22 to 24 (www.ihrsa.org)
2022 IDEA World Convention, July 20 to 24 (www.ideafit.com)

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