How We Did It

Safety Trumps Confidentiality

Persistence leads to success in a three-year legislative journey. 

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Eureka Teens Find Their Center

With G.U.L.C.H., a California agency reaches its toughest market. 

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Parks Paradigm Shift

Community engagement key to new mountain bike trail

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Chicago Beaches Go High Tech

Water quality prediction system speeds beach information  

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Nuturing Youth

Establishing a community garden takes minimal resources but provides ample opportunities for kids to grow and interact with diverse cultures within the community.

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Urban Skiing

Bring ski and snowboarding fun to your urban park by building a snow park.

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OC Ranger Academy

In 2010, OC Parks partnered with a local college to create the OC Parks Ranger Academy – the only academy in the United States specific to the role of unarmed county and regional park rangers. The academy, now in its third year, still covers basic law consistent with P.O.S.T. standards enforcement but also conservation, preservation, and education about the natural world. 

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Respite Program

Recreation therapist Brooke Taflinger saw the need for parents and caregivers of people with disabilities to have a break and re-energize. The result?  Innovative "Friday night out" programs for all ages. 

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Miami Dade

Armed with new understandings about the relationship between health and the environment, Miami-Dade County is seizing the opportunity to rescue devalued properties for new life as parks and neighborhood centers while simultaneously employing smart design strategies.

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