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August 15, 2022 Rec Report E-Newsletter
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SHAPE: High School Students Find Value in Health & Physical Education
SHAPE: High School Students Find Value in Health & Physical Education 
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced highlights from a recent research study that revealed valuable insight into the attitudes of high school students toward health and physical education (HPE). The study revealed that these students believe HPE is important to their future health, allowing them to develop useful skills.
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NRPA: Candidates Who Prioritize Park & Rec Funding Are More Popular With Voters
According to the latest National Recreation and Park Association Park Pulse Survey, political candidates who make park and recreation funding a key priority are more likely to receive support from the public in an election.
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Sports Field Management Association Announces ‘Stars and Stripes’ Contest Winners
Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) announced that the students of the Atlee High School Turf Science Program in Mechanicsville, Va., have won the association’s sixth annual “Stars and Stripes” contest.  
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Trust for Public Land Applauds Interior Department’s Allocation of Record Funding for ORLP Projects
Bill Lee, president of Trust for Public Land Action Fund and senior vice president of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations at Trust for Public Land released a statement on the announcement that the National Park Service will distribute $192 million to local communities through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) grant program.
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NRPA Announces 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest
The National Recreation and Park Association is partnering with Niagara Water and Niagara Cares to launch the 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization in Texas and Florida.
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Ys Lead the Way in Youth Sports, Concern for Youth Fitness & Wellness

According to Recreation Management’s 2022 State of the Industry Report survey results, respondents from Ys are both the most likely to offer youth sports programs at their facilities and the most likely to indicate that youth fitness and wellness is a top industry concern. 

More than half (50.3%) of all respondents said they currently include youth sports programs in their programming lineup, and 16.1% said they feel that youth fitness and wellness is a top industry concern. Among respondents from Ys, 87.2% currently include youth sports programs, and 40.9% named youth fitness and wellness as a top concern. They were followed by schools, where 82.5% of respondents have youth sports programs, and 26.7% said youth fitness and wellness was a top concern.

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CRS Webinar


Free Webinar! Transform Expectations With a Water-Based Family Entertainment Center

Aug. 31, 2022
2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. PT

Looking for innovative ways to encourage your community or guests to get out and play? Want to provide a unique destination that combines active and passive recreation with nature and open water?

There's no denying that people are drawn to the water. Encourage them to immerse themselves in nature. A water-based family entertainment center brings active and passive recreation to your open water and waterfront. This new category of recreation reaches all demographics with its intentional and inclusive design, making use of the natural landscape and water to create a variety of land-based and open-water recreation zones.

Whether you've already got a body of water like a lakefront or former quarry, or you create a body of water to meet the needs of your community, you can bring this unique form of recreation to your community. In this presentation, you will:

  • Learn more about the benefits of this innovative new approach to recreation, including revenue-building opportunities and the economic value of utilizing sustainable natural resources.
  • Discover how to best combine land and water-based recreation to provide a way for every demographic to get involved in the fun.
  • Explore case studies of municipalities, developers, resorts and others that have implemented their own unique water-based family entertainment venue.
  • The factors that contribute to a park's attractiveness and usage.

For more information, or to register, click here.

2022 Buyers Guide
August 2022 Issue
Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.
Team Up! Navigating Staffing Challenges
Like most organizations in the wake of the pandemic and the so-called “Great Resignation,” recreation, sports and fitness facilities have been struggling with staffing challenges. Here we talked to some savvy professionals to find out how they’re navigating these changes.

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Tired of Noise? The New Acoustic Standard Provides Answers
The acoustics in many recreational facilities and gyms are often subpar. A new acoustic standard from ASTM can help.

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Where All Are Welcome: The Still-Growing World of Inclusive Play
Inclusion has been the big playground trend for several years running. Here we’ll look at the latest ideas in boosting inclusion on the playground, including expanding play opportunities to communities that tend to miss out on the fun.

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Technology Solutions: Use Technology to Streamline Recreation Programming
Ever wondered how you can hack your park operations and do more with less? Here, we examine ways to make the most out of technology solutions.

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Trends in Parks & Recreation
Parks have been a respite amidst the pandemic, and many adapted effectively to continue reaching their constituents with passive and active recreation. In this section of the Industry Report, we’ll consider how things are beginning to transition back to normal for parks and recreation professionals.

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