Staying Current Navigating the ADA Requirements for Existing Title II Swimming Facilities

April 30, 2012
John McGovern, J.D., of Recreation Accessibility Consultants (RAC) provides perspective on the ADA Requirements for Existing Title II Swimming Facilities. NRPA and RAC collaborated on an open letter that outlines how park and recreation agencies can make existing swimming facilities accessible.  Read more

Playground Safety News

April 26, 2012

A big part about being a kid is going to the playground at your local park. Getting outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and being active can do wonders for a child and not to mention enables them to burn off

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Parks and Re-Creation--An Interview with Dan Biederman

April 24, 2012

Daniel A. Biederman, president of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, is well known for his work as a transformer of urban parks. While he is most famous for revitalizing Manhattan’s Bryant Park in the 1990s (primarily through corporate sponsorships), he has also

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Earth Day Inspirations

April 17, 2012
With the coming observance of Earth Day on April 22, this week you may want to take some time to think and reflect on the role of parks and recreation in conservation and sustainability. Perhaps you’ll take this as an opportunity to set some conservation goals for yourself and your agency. Read more

Doctors Prescribe Parks for Health

April 12, 2012
A growing number of physicians and pediatricians are looking to parks as natural partners in the fight against chronic disease and obesity. These physicians are recognizing the exceptional health benefits of using parks and trails to improve one’s health. Read more

Through the Eyes of a Conservationist

April 4, 2012

Many of us view conservation as the collection of recycling and energy saving habits that good citizens of the planet try to practice in their daily lives. Carpooling. Reminding a guest to toss that Coke can in the recycling compartment.

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