Parks & Recreation Crossword

June 1, 2017, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

After completing the puzzle, check the answers to the crossword. As an added bonus for completing the crossword, you can enter a drawing to win one of three Park and Recreation Month T-shirts when you check your answers. The winners will be randomly selected and notified June 30, 2017.

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 1    Overall direction that good leaders set

 5    Ornithologist’s concern

 8    Dept. over hiring

 9    Jacinto or Andreas

10   ____ mussels, troublesome species in Minnesota

11   Spiny lizards

12   Polite address to a customer

13   Description of a foreign species that can upset the natural balance of an ecosystem

17    Loftiest

20   Connection

21   Means inside at the beginning of a word

23   Key element used by good leaders in decision making

24   Florida Everglades critter, for short

27   ___ roll (winning)

28   Raise

30   ____ marketing, one avenue for funding parks programs

33   Pond bird

35   Source of natural light

36   Soccer ____ (fan in the family)

38   Global weather information provider, _____ Networks

39   Ability to look forward and plan the future confidently


1    Small and medium  

2    New beginning  

3    Melting, like glaciers in spring  

4    A hesitation  

5    Flock sound  

6    New technologies and programs — good leaders drive them  

7    Nightfall  

9    Red and orange glow  

14   Compete  

15   Fir tree that’s aromatic  

16   Cut down, as costs  

18   Words before fix or flash  

19   Ad ___ Committee  

22   Wine area in California  

25   Donkey offering, in some parks  

26   Succulents for low water areas  

29   Curved  

31   The Land of Yosemite and the Grand Canyon  

32   Big ___, on the California coast  

34   Dove noise  

36   Home to Mackinaw Island, for short  

37   Land of 10,000 Lakes, abbr.