Many parks and recreation departments across the United States develop an important planning tool referred to as The Park Classification Plan. This plan is an effort on the part of community planners to ensure that residents have available the proper number of parks, in the best locations for use, with just the right amenities. This requires a thoughtful collection of key information and the application of high quality decision making. Playgrounds, associated areas, and equipment are critical to a well-conceived park plan. The following is a quick refresher in the development of this planning tool.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and National Park Trust (NPT) have joined forces to promote this year's National Kids to Parks Day scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. The NFLPA will join 17...
In order to provide safe, quality services, facilities, and programs to your users, it is critical that staff and volunteers are well trained. Having the right people in the right positions with necessary experience and education is a great first step. The next key step is providing continual training and education that is needed to keep personnel operating at the highest possible level. With today’s budget constraints, it is necessary to develop training programs that are effective and low cost. The good news is that many low cost or free training opportunities are available across a broad spectrum of topics.