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Finding Space for Parks

The Ins and Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design

Supplement Feature - April 2020

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

Everything In Its Place

Furnish Your Site the Right Way

Supplement Feature - April 2020

When you stroll through a park, you might not think much about the benches, picnic tables and receptacles you pass, but actually, a lot of thought can go into choosing those furnishings.

A Path Toward Conservation

The Environmental Benefits of Trails & Greenways

Feature Article - November 2019

Thoughtfully planned trails and greenways can provide a myriad of conservation benefits—from preserving ecosystems to providing a pollution-free way for commuters to get from here to there.


Rough Waters
>> Poudre River Whitewater Park in Fort Collins, Colorado

Facility Profile - November 2019

The design of a new whitewater park in Fort Collins, Colo., aims to create a space where everyone in the community can find a way to enjoy the river.

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Celebrating 20 Years of Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Feature Article - September 2019

Celebrating 20 years of Recreation Management, we talked to experts from multiple fields about what's changed in recreation, sports and fitness over the past two decades—and what changes might be coming down the pike.


Transforming Play
>> Central Park in New York City

Facility Profile - September 2019

Central Park has been on a mission to revitalize its many playgrounds.

How Parks and Recreation Can Help to Reshape Public Health

Guest Column - July 2019

Most Americans are not getting enough exercise, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight or avoiding nicotine. This concerning statistic reinforces the role that local government parks and recreation departments can play in elevating the importance of wellness as a lifestyle choice and providing citizens with affordable, convenient access to fitness services and public resources.

2019 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2019

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2019

The largest number of survey respondents come from parks and recreation organizations. In this section, we take a look at trends in their parks and facilities.

Sustainable Solutions to Serve the Community

Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center in Woodridge, Ill.

Facility Profile - May 2019

At this recreation center, sustainability is one of the keys to effective design.