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Removing Park Barriers

Web Exclusive - July 2014

Whether it's a playground suited for all abilities, a trail that provides wheelchair users access to a beautiful view or a picnic area that allows everyone to enjoy their time together, accessibility in our parks is a critical issue. Learn more about how some park sites are removing barriers and improving access.

2014 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2014

More than 2,200 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2014

Parks and recreation organizations report on current trends in their facilities, from construction and amenities to programming and budgets.

Fun on the Water

Water-Based Entertainment Adds Revenue, Builds Community

Web Exclusive - May 2014

Natural waterfronts are a boon to their communities, when you know how to use them. Water-based family entertainment centers can boost revenue, as well as enhance the community they serve.

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A Healthier Future
NRPA, PHA Team Up for Kids' Health Campaign

Before You Go - May 2014

The five-year campaign, dubbed "Commit to Health," was designed to bring Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards to community park and recreation programs throughout the country. The campaign officially was announced in February at an event in Gwen Cherry Park in Miami.

Bling It On!

Accessorizing With Site Furnishings & Amenities

Supplement Feature - April 2014

The secret is out. From the supermodel on the Paris runway to the landscape designer downtown, they know that "bling"—the accessory—has the power to elevate blah to beautiful.

Get Connected

Create Greenway Trails to Get Your Community On the Move

Supplement Feature - April 2014

Perhaps your community isn't nestled in the mountains, or even the foothills, so a trail system has not been at the forefront of your mind. But even flatlands have greenway trail potential. Long and linear, greenways are grassy or vegetated areas that can be created and cultivated or reclaimed and improved for public recreational use.

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Green Is Better
Study Shows Green Space Has Mental Health Benefits

Before You Go - March 2014

Just being around more green space, such as living next to a park, actually can improve a person's mental health, according to a recent study published in the Jan. 6 issue of the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.


Made in the Shade
Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Facility Profile - February 2014

The development of Brooklyn Bridge Park has reinvented the landscape of Brooklyn's East River shoreline, repurposing the waterfront neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) from industrial shipping and storage areas into the Eden of the East River.

A Suitable Shelter

Web Exclusive - February 2014

For the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation tribe, a planned tepee-themed shelter will serve as a gathering spot and focal point for this community in the far northern reaches of Alberta, Canada.