Archive for Park & Rec

Stay safe this summer

kids on playground Stay safe this summerThe days are getting longer and warmer.  Summer is just around the corner, which means more time for children and families to spend playing outdoors.

As the temperature rises, so does the …

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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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apple heart We February is American Heart Month, a national observance designated by the American Heart Association to call attention to heart disease.  One third of all American deaths are related to heart disease, with …

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Boring Playgrounds = Sedentary Kids

Could our societal priorities for young children – safety and school readiness – be hindering children’s physical development?

Recent research published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics magazine identified three primary …

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NRPA 2011 Annual Convention – WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GREEN

NRPA 2011 A NRPA 2011 Annual Convention – WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GREENThousands of park and recreation professionals gathered last week at the Georgia World Convention Center in Atlanta to learn about new trends and innovative products making an impact in their industry.  The …

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Are parks important places?

Last week, Barbara Tulipane, CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association, said in an email:

“Parks are often the first to be cut when state and local politicians are faced …

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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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Are you insane?

Albert Einstein believed insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Not that Einstein was qualified to be an expert on sanity with hair like he …

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