Five Things You Can Learn in the October Magazine
There is so much to learn in the October issue of Parks & Recreation. Managing Editor Elizabeth Beard highlights five great stories you wont want to miss. Read the articles and tell us in the comments what your key learnings are!
Transforming an Ugly Duckling — Success at Selena Butler Park
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.
Support Your Local Rock Star
Outside of my office in the NRPA library is a modern, loosely painted portrait of NRPA’s first president, Laurence Rockefeller. Across the hall is another portrait of Laurence Rockefeller, this time in a more traditional style. Watching the Rockefeller twins
Telling the Story of Selena Butler Park, Part 2
Almost everyone I’d interviewed for the Selena Butler Park story had mentioned her. She was clearly famous in that little corner of Atlanta. And every reference to Helene Mills was quickly followed up by a smile, a nod, and an
Build it and They Will Come
Like the baseball field in the movie Field of Dreams, a new park is as much a dream of its creator as its users, since they essentially are one and the same. How could it be any other way? After
Telling the Story of Selena Butler Park
I’ve always been a sucker for a good story. And I don’t mean that in a strictly journalistic sense. I just love and appreciate a strong narrative thread—wherever I find it. An intriguing beginning, an edge of the seat middle,