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Find the Right Site Furnishings for Your Space

Supplement Feature - April 2015

Selecting site furnishings—from benches and picnic tables to trash receptacles, bike racks and more—is a crucial part of park planning. The right furnishings will enhance your space, and if you choose wisely, should last for the long haul.

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Measuring Up
South Dakota State Parks Earn 'A' Rating

Before You Go - April 2015

Six South Dakota state parks received an "A" rating for guest satisfaction in the national consumer surveys for 2014.


The Outdoor Gym: Benefits & Best Practices

Guest Column - March 2015

Outdoor fitness areas can offer myriad benefits to a public that needs to fit in a bit more fitness. Learn more about some of the benefits and best practices associated with these amenities.

Out of the Ordinary

Making Fun Park Games Work

Feature Article - February 2015

Disc golf continues to be one of the more commonly planned additions among parks, camps and others. Learn more about adding disc golf to your lineup, as well as other popular favorites like mini golf, bocce and more.

Get Ready to Garden

Web Exclusive - February 2015

Many parks and recreation organizations offer community members the space—and even some education—to start gardening. This month, we'll take a look at things you can do to get your community garden's season off to a good start.

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Parks, Public Spaces Top Attraction for Urbanites

Before You Go - November 2014

The study, which looked at what people like and dislike about their built environment, queried 1,000 people who live and work in one of six cities: Austin, Texas; Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Happy Trails!

Outdoor Fitness Adventures Equal Fun for All Ages

Feature Article - October 2014

Helping a community get fit means providing a range of amenities that enable people to get out and get active. A wide variety of trails—from fitness-inspired to greenways—are cropping up across the nation.

Go Natural, Get Creative

The Latest Trends in Park Landscape Design

Feature Article - October 2014

The most beautiful landscapes involve far more than fencing off an area and calling it a park. Careful landscape design leads to parks that successfully gather communities together.

Want to Build a Better Community?

Web Exclusive - October 2014

The National Recreation and Park Association's Building Better Communities signature grant program's application period opens at the end of October. Learn more about the program, as well as some of the projects it's making possible.

Stronger, Faster, Cheaper

The Pros of Prefab Restroom Structures

Feature Article - September 2014

The right restroom structure can make a big difference in people's perception of your park. In this feature, we take a look at what you need to know to get your restroom up and running quickly and cost-effectively.