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May 1, 2016, Department, by Hayley Herzing

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1.      Archery grants: Archery is increasing in popularity across the country and your fellow park and recreation agencies want to make sure everyone has access to this sport. Whether you’re looking for equipment vendors or archery foundations, there are many great places to find the resources you seek. 

2.     New registration systems: Always a hot topic among park and rec professionals, this post provides examples of different registration systems and the features they offer, including handling online sales, facility rentals and camp registrations.   

3.     Concession menus for outdoor pools: It’s almost pool season and that means it’s time to stock the concession stand — what items are the most popular at your outdoor pool? Your colleagues share their most popular snacks, including some healthy alternatives!  

4.     Criminal background screenings for juveniles: Many of the volunteers you will have during the summer are under age 18. This thread discusses best practices in handling volunteers who work with children and keeping your community safe. 

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Hayley Herzing, NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager