Parks often organize or host community events, so it’s important for them to think about the impact of these events, not only on the infrastructure of the park, but also on the environment.
The city ups the ante on sports/entertainment synergies...
Regular physical activity contributes to the prevention and management of chronic diseases, as well as a host of other health issues older adults face.
The basic idea of the swim meet is still there; however, the world around the event has changed.
There will always be a newer park, a swankier facility, a cooler event or a cheaper program, but there will never be a replacement for a positive and memorable customer experience.
Given its unique location, providing recreational activities at NSGB comes with challenges in facilities management, training and programming.
Adaptive Aquatics consists of architectural and programmatic modifications to provide services for individuals with disabilities.
This recreational, technology-enabled hobby is helping curious treasure seekers to keep the spirit of exploration alive, and what better place to explore than your own home town?
How the Dallas Park & Recreation Department is preserving community history and memories
Use a hospitality mindset and choose your offerings wisely to do so
There are a number of artificial intelligence (AI) business tools that park and recreation agencies can use right now to help them run smarter and faster.
Here are the five most common questions LED manufacturers hear from municipalities trying to understand how LED lighting can work for them.
Warmer temperatures, increased nutrient deposition, poor circulation and low water levels have led to an increase in cyanotoxin algae blooms throughout the United States in the last decade.
In the latest twist on identity theft, hackers are clandestinely taking over business websites and billing customers who come to those sites.
Steps to ensure aquatics facilities are clean and safe and to avoid recreational water illness outbreaks.
By using data and focusing on five key areas, the maintenance programs for grass fields can allow them to support high use.
Some key steps to improving the water quality at a local swimming hole...
What are some areas that require special attention when operating a multipurpose swimming pool?
A dedicated, dog-loving Eagle Scout named Jared Griffin tells us how.
Can the game of golf be saved by adapting it and putting it in school P.E. classes and neighborhood parks?
Aquatic centers and municipal waterparks are among the fastest growing segments in the U.S. water leisure industry.
Sand capping the park’s most heavily used 3.5 acres has helped to maintain a healthy, damage-resistant green space that can accommodate an expanding event schedule.
Recent research points to potential benefits of aquatic activity for the elderly and those with cognitive impairments.
Park and recreation agencies must establish policies and training to ensure that every person is treated safely and fairly while using their facilities
Opening your facility to a variety of interesting aquatic programming could attract a wider base of regular participants.
Park and recreation programs have the opportunity to begin the concussion education process for younger athletes as a routine part of their sports participation.
A few simple things to keep in mind when shopping for software.
Including water polo as part of your agency's service offerings could be a welcome addition to your members' overall fitness routine and a way to generate more revenue.
Tips on regulating the air quality of indoor pools.
Nashville's Riverfront Park, an 11-acre civic park, has quickly become a destination for active recreation and enjoyment for residents and visitors alike.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the YMCA of Austin and the Austin Independent School District created a program that helps with recruiting trained, diverse lifeguard applicants.
Should indoor pools be cleared during a lightning storms?
Envisioning a park system as part of a larger network of other public, quasi-public and protected private open space.
Using research-based evidence, the concept of dynamic play guides playground design with nine easy-to-understand criteria in an effort to get children playing longer, socializing more and getting more exercise.
In an economic climate where parks are pushed to do more with less, cooperatives can easily assist with purchasing needs.
A Veterans and Friends league is one of the creative programs Illinois’s Decatur Parks District is using to attract golfers and non-golfers to its golf facilities.
Blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes are but a few of the many severe weather events with which park and recreation departments cope on a regular basis — that's why disaster planning should be a top priority.
Howard R. Albers, a research and communications volunteer with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, shares his findings about industry norms for park foundations.
When creating signage, there are some basic tips to make navigating your park easier for visitor of all ages and abilities.
There are several techniques to help manage the growing Canada geese population in parks.
Innovative aquatics programs help communities beat the heat this summer.
Attractive, shaded gathering places add beauty and utility to public community spaces.
Selecting the proper earth drills and accessories can make a variety of park maintenance projects quicker and easier.
There's a lot to think about when considering what turf equipment best suits your needs.
Community solar power offers agencies a sustainable source of operational energy.
Installing modern electrical switchgear is a greener, commonsense fit for budget- and time-strapped recreation facilities.
Themed playgrounds are a great way to foster creative play and get community buy-in.
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is using high-tech software to manage the tree canopy under its purview.
A picture may say a thousand words, but legal restrictions on photography may curtail your inclination to shoot. Here’s what you need to know.
Choosing UTVs for your agency can be a daunting proposition — these simple steps will help make the decision easier.