Easy Come, Easy Go

Leslie Mozingo | September 22, 2011
On Monday, September 19, 2011, President of the United States (POTUS) Barack Obama unveiled his proposal on how to pay for the American Jobs Act (AJA, no bill number yet) as part of his overall plan for deficient reduction. Read more

What Does the American Jobs Act Mean to Parks & Rec Agencies?

Jon Wisbey | September 15, 2011
In an address to a joint session of Congress last week, President Obama outlined a new proposal to create jobs and repeatedly urged Congress to pass the legislation quickly. This bill, the American Jobs Act, would provide approximately $447 billion in tax cuts and new spending, all targeted towards revitalizing the economy and creating jobs. For local parks and recreation agencies, there are several elements of this proposal that should be of particular interest.

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Transforming an Ugly Duckling — Success at Selena Butler Park

Richard J. Dolesh | September 12, 2011
An ugly duckling is being transformed into a beautiful swan right before our eyes in Atlanta, Georgia. The renovation of Selena Butler Park, NRPA’s latest Parks Build Community project, is in full swing and on track to be completed in less than 90 days; just in time for a dedication ceremony on November 2, 2011, during the 2011 NRPA Congress.
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Make Way for the Millennials

Shane Mize | September 9, 2011

Guest contributor Shane Mize is the Recreation Superintendent for Missouri City Texas. Has a B.B.S. in Sports, Fitness and Leisure Management from Hardin Simmons University and a M.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. He is

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Markups and Mayhem

Stacey Pine | September 8, 2011
This week signals the return of Congress after a month-long recess. With Congress facing looming deadlines relative to passage of the FY12 spending bills (appropriations bills), the expiration of the current surface transportation law (which includes funding for trails), and the creation of a plan for deficit reduction, this week’s activities provides a telling forecast of the rapid pace Congress will move through the end of the year and the mayhem that pace is likely to produce. Read more

Heart of Hialeah

Elizabeth Beard | September 6, 2011

One of the highlights of working on Parks & Recreation magazine is visiting actual parks. Not parks in theory, but parks in practice, doing all of the things that parks do for their communities. 

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