These days, you’ll find more and more research and information about concussions and the importance of providing and practicing good concussion management. Often in headline news (just as recently as yesterday!), concussions are serious business and knowing about them is important for those in parks and recreation. In this video blog (or vlog), Jay Tryon, CPRP, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, interviews Rick Meyer from Central Maryland Rehabilitation Services on the management of concussions offering tips, information and resources that could help you and your community.
Well, sort of… You might recall that we have been working closely with Citi on a program called Every Step of the Way. The whole idea of this program is to benefit the next generation of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and athletes of all ages in communities across America. Olympian tennis stars Mike and Bob Bryan have chosen to support the NRPA’s Tennis in the Parks (TIP) initiative through this partnership. Find out how you can support them while they go for the GOLD.
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
It starts like a joke in possibly poor taste “So a rabbi and a blonde are playing basketball, and the rabbi says…” I met Rabbi Brenner on a beautiful spring day at one of the newest and largest parks
Despite the fact that they really were work related, I still felt a twinge of guilt about all of the online videos I watched while working on the May issue. Perhaps it’s a generational thing or maybe it’s just my
It’s always fun playing the what if game. As in, what if you fell asleep on a park bench in 1980 and woke up in 2011. What might you see? Kids cavorting on skateboards traversing impossibly steep and contoured ramps.
“There is something seriously wrong with that boy,” I thought to myself as I watched my nephew furiously pedaling his bike around and around my brother in law’s house in Bend, Oregon, last Christmas. Around the house and up and
I scooped up the free weekly Rockville newspaper from the end of our driveway, before it could get run over yet again. Optimistically hoping to find a part time job for my teenager, instead I winced with disappointment when I
There’s something to be said for attending certain events in person, rather than just reading about the results later. The Rockville City Council meeting to decide the fate of RedGate Golf Course seemed straightforward but subtle undercurrents in the room
"I get to meet the most interesting people at my job." My friends have gotten used to hearing this statement from me regularly by now. And sure, phone interviews may not quite count as "meeting people" but there is something
Despite my having lived in Rockville, Maryland, for 15 years, last week was the first time I ever attended a city council meeting. What would drag me out on a cold, dark February night at my normal (admittedly early) bedtime?
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