While the nation’s realtors, chambers of commerce, and park devotees recognize that parks are economic drivers, much of the rest of the country continues to regard parks as sheer expense.
Collaboration and strategic alliances/partnerships are both the future and the present for many public parks and recreation departments.
NRPA recently gathered a panel of accessibility experts from many fields for a roundtable on access to parks.
What parks and recreation academic programs may need to compete is that cool factor that journalism or parks and recreation used to have.
Greenways tend to offer a wide range of uses—walking, running, biking, and certainly the preservation of natural spaces.