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Tips for Recruiting the Next Generation of Government Parks and Rec Employees

Guest Column - August 2018

Baby boomers are rapidly reaching retirement age, posing a unique challenge for municipal parks and recreation organizations. To deal with the problem, itís important to understand the best methods for recruiting younger workers.

2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2018

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 2018

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.

The Landscape View

Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront

Feature Article - May 2018

The best parks are not just pieces of land set aside for sports and recreation, but rather, take the needs of the community into account and make careful use of landscape design to maximize their potential.

Making Connections, Spurring Development

The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

Feature Article - April 2018

Designing good multi-use trails takes careful planning and teamwork. Here, we take a closer look at how some greenways have gotten started, and how others are continuing to develop.

Park Upgrade

Creating a New Destination
Mega-10 Park in Marshalltown, Iowa

Facility Profile - February 2018

When it came time to upgrade this park that sits amid a range of recreational opportunities, the whole community got involved.

Restoring a Rare Ecosystem Pays Off

Web Exclusive - February 2018

In 2016, Arlington County's Magnolia Bog restoration project earned the Best New Environmental Sustainability Award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Association. The project is a model of natural resource management in urban areas.

It Takes a Community

Promoting Parks & Programs From the Start

Feature Article - August 2017

If you want to ensure success for a new park, program or facility, itís important to begin with community input. In fact, the better you are at getting your community involved up front in the planning process, the more likely your new facility will see success.

Create Pet-Friendly Places

Problem Solver - August 2017

Dog owners will also enjoy the comfort of benches, leash posts and trash receptacles. Consider looking for dog-themed furnishings to give your dog park a unified aesthetic.

Build Community at Your Park

Problem Solver - August 2017

Active areas are important, but you also should be sure to include picnic areas and benches for individuals and families to enjoy, along with fountains and aquatic elements. Consider it an escape from the everyday—the perfect retreat for the entire community to connect, move and soak in the beautiful surroundings.