Archive for Funding

How to build a playground in 10 easy steps

playgrounddc How to build a playground in 10 easy stepsIt’s exciting learning to do something you know you’ll do again and again … like cooking a favorite meal or wakeboarding … but how often will you build a playground?  For some, …

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Funding your playground

Most of us want a playground. However, coming up with the money needed to purchase the playground can pose a problem.

playground 300x217 Funding your playgroundFundraising is one popular way schools and other organizations can raise …

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NRPA board retreat

NRPA NRPA board retreatEarlier this month I was in Houston for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and Expo 2013. The NRPA Board invited its partners and vendors to submit responses to five …

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Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?

locked playground Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?  Many communities throughout the United States lack outdoor play space. The shortage of safe, age appropriate, and appealing play spaces available to American children is shocking. For example, in Baltimore four recreation

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What Are You Willing to Fight For?

Which of the following do you think makes a community desirable?

  • Low crime
  • Excellent schools
  • Health care
  • Parks and recreational opportunities
  • Libraries
  • Lack of pollution
  • Good housing
  • A diversity of jobs and
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