The New Normal. Paradigm Shift. These two phrases are now essential everyday language, but what do they mean--economically speaking--to parks and recreation? Felicia Leonard, Administrative Support Manager in Clearwater, Florida, explains the paradigm shift that has transformed the city from a recreation service provider to a service facilitator for specific programs
Yet another state is threatened with loss of critical funding for parks. The impending elimination of the Pennsylvania's Keystone Fund has stunned parks and conservation advocates in that state. Proponents of the fund have mounted an aggressive statewide effort to mobilize public opposition to this planned budget cut.