Can We Get 10 Million Kids Outdoors? Yes, We CAN!

Shelley O'Brien | January 31, 2013

Kids are spending eight hours or more in front of screens each day. The number of children in the U.S. who are obese has doubled in the last decade. But, parks and rec can change that by getting more kids spending more time outdoors. The 10 Million Kids Outdoors campaign is poised to help and we've got great reasons why you should participate too!

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Want trends? Check out the January Issue of Parks & Recreation

Elizabeth Beard | January 23, 2013

There is so much to learn in the January issue of Parks & Recreation. Browse highlights of five great stories you wont want to miss.

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A Game of Kick the Can May Lead to Cuts for Parks and Rec

Stacey Pine | January 17, 2013

Our government leaders have once again kicked the proverbial can down the road, failing to find the middle ground needed to address tough fiscal issues plaguing our country. The stage is set for a turbulent legislative beginning to 2013 and there is potential to have federally funded park and recreation programs on the chopping block. 

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Be the Squeaky Wheel - Comments Sought on Implementation of New Transportation Law

Dave Tyahla | January 10, 2013

Transportation will continue to be an important advocacy issue for park and recreation agencies and professionals.

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Goal to be the First and the Best Certification Helps

Seve Ghose, CPRE | January 7, 2013

What do nine CPRPs, one CPRE, two CPSIs, and five CPOs have in common? They all work at the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation! In this guest blog post, Seve Ghose, CPRE/MOL, Director of the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation shares how certification of staff has given a boost to their agency, benefits their staff and provides his views on the value of certification.   

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