Research Update

Parks and Recreation: Meeting Community Fitness Needs at All Levels

Providing quality facilities and services is not the only way park and recreation agencies improve the health of their community...

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Park Agencies: Contributors to Sustainability in Their Communities

Conservation and sustainability are woven throughout all facets of what it means to be a park and recreation agency.

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Stay on Your Smartphone!

Social media messages that connect youth with nature

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Park and Rec Out-of-School Time Programs Provide Essential Support to Communities

Sharing your agency's OST program stories can help broaden your community's view of the critical offerings parks and recreation provide.

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Creative Strategies for Financing Parks and Recreation

Creative financing strategies from several financially successful departments of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association.

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Outdoor Smoke-Free Policy Development

A survey of Illinois park and recreation agencies reveals the steps needed in developing a smoke-free policy for your agency.

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Research Update: Evidence-Based Programs and Practice

Resources, equity and why parks and recreation should move in this direction.

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More Than a Feeling

How and why emotional connections with wildlife contributes to effectively managing parks and open space.

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Combating Staff Burnout

Actively combating staff burnout by promoting wellness programs and civility can make a world of difference for overworked employees.

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Conscious Choices

The value of education as a leisure component

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More than Horsing Around

New research looks into the motivations and conflicts for horseback riders in Minnesota, and explores the often overlooked health and tourism benefits of this recreational activity.

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