Hot Topics

June 1, 2016, Department, by Hayley Herzing

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this month! There are lots of conversations happening on NRPA Connect. Check out this preview of the latest, hottest conversations:

1. Dog park weight limits: How do you specify admission criteria for small versus large dog parks? What are the appropriate weight limits for each? Some of your colleagues’ recommendations include signs suggesting small and frail dogs only, allowing older dogs to join that may be larger, but slower and unsteady.  

2. Maintenance of hill-training paths: Professionals weigh in on the most effective ways to stop erosion on man-made hills and trails. Crushed concrete is the most popular suggestion — read more to find out why!    

3. Texting patrons: This thread discusses the different service options for texting patrons to notify them of canceled games, swim lessons, fitness classes and more. 

4. Nonprofit discounts: Many agencies receive requests for reduced fees for nonprofit organizations. What guidelines do you put in place to ensure consistent policies?  

Have an answer or suggestion you would like to share? Click here to join the conversation.

— Hayley Herzing, NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager