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Parks & Playgrounds

A Natural Fit
Great Workouts in the Park

Guest Column - July 2013

Getting fit doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg—especially when smart cities adapt their parks and playgrounds with exercise equipment that can boost motivation and enable a quick—and free—workout.

2013 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2013

More than 2,100 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.

Regional Information

A Look at Regional Trends

Feature Article - June 2013

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions differ.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2013

Parks and recreation organizations weigh in with their current plans for construction and programming, the state of the budget and more. Find out the trends affecting parks and recreation,

Design for Living

Site Furnishings to Complement Your Context

Supplement Feature - April 2013

In our recovering economy, where municipal and private officials charged with maintaining and developing spaces such as parks and public gardens not only must offer attractive venues, but also keep a sharp eye on their budgets, how the space is furnished can often be the key element leading to financial stability and community satisfaction.

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Economic Engines
National Parks Benefit Local Communities

Before You Go - April 2013

In fact, national parks continue to be important economic engines for local communities with visitors having generated $30.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 252,000 jobs nationwide in 2011, according to a peer-reviewed report released in February by the National Park Service in Washington.

Community Center

A Window to a Park
McCabe Park Community Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Facility Profile - March 2013

A new community center offers an entry view to a park, as well as plenty of amenities to please the community.


The Art of Outdoor Fitness
Main Terrain in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Facility Profile - February 2013

Revitalizing a neglected area in Chattanooga, this new park will offer a chance for citizens to get in a little exercise and fun.


Trail Blazers
Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland

Facility Profile - January 2013

Catoctin Mountain Park has always tried to go above and beyond to ensure accessibility to its beautiful views and campsites. A new trail at the park features an accessible surface that gets patrons with disabilities off the asphalt.

Portrait of a Winner

Tuscarora Township Wins Shelter

Web Exclusive - January 2013

Tuscarora Township in Michigan was the lucky winner of a beautiful shelter at the NRPA Congress this past October. Learn more about how the township plans to utilize its windfall.