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Municipal Parks & Recreation

Creating Sustainable Community Parks, 2nd Edition

2010
Authors: Jessica Sprajcar
Outlines the benefits of enhancing the natural resources in local parks and other landscapes, to maintain these areas in a sustainable manner, and to provide a step-by-step guide to help staff and volunteers achieve those results. It is directed primarily towards those charged with the design and maintenance of parklands, retail centers, housing developments, industrial parks, schools and other land uses, although the principles outlined in the book could also be used by individual homeowners.
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Creating Sustainable Community Parks and Landscapes: Case Studies

A collection of case studies based on sustainable park management strategies.
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Exploring the Active Lifestyle: An Outdoor Industry Foundation Consumer Outreach Report

2004
Organizations/Sources: Outdoor Foundation
In its efforts to grow participation and the success of the outdoor industry, OIF commissioned harris Interactive to conduct a consumer research study that will provide information to develop an action plan to increase participation in human powered outdoor activities.
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Financing Municipal Recreation and Parks

2005
This comprehensive resource guide is designed to help staff and volunteers responsible for managing municipal recreation and parks services wade through the maze of financing possibilities.
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From Lawn to Meadow: Protect Water and Provide Habitat While Saving Money

2017
Authors: Nate Lotze
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Converting areas covered by turf grass to meadows can be financially rewarding and relatively simple on both public and private land. It can also deliver substantial environmental and aesthetic benefits.
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Hiring Municipal Recreation and Parks Personnel

2009
This resource guide is designed to help staff and volunteers responsible for managing municipal recreation and parks services wade through the variety of financing possibilities.
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Joint Articles of Incorporation for the Planning, Development and Operation of "Regional Parks"

2006
Organizations/Sources: Centre Region Council of Governments
Intergovernmental agreement established by the Centre Region COG for the purpose of planning, developing and operating regional and multi-municipal parks.
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Keys to Success Stories in Community Recreation Initiatives

2003
This document is a description of how four regional recreation providers have been able to enhance and develop recreation and park facilities.
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Mental Models That Block Strategic Plan Implementation

Authors: Jon Kohl
Organizations/Sources: reflections.solonline.org
This article will illuminate mental models that may interfere with strategic plan implementation by looking closely at one example: the park systems.
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Multi-Municipal Cooperation for Recreation and Parks

2006
This publication provides a foundation on the basic concepts of public recreation and parks services in Pennsylvania. It also covers the demographic, environmental, social and other issues that face our municipalities and impact the provision of recreation and parks services.
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Municipal Recreation Programming

2008
This handbook is organized so that your municipality can more easily understand the elements that go into offering community recreation programs. It focuses on how to plan and implement municipal recreation programs, not how to conduct and supervise individual activities.
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Outdoor Nation Special Report: Barriers to the Outdoors

The first in a series of Outdoor Nation Special Reports, The Outdoor Foundation's Barriers to the Outdoors, provides insights from a growing community of 'Outsiders,' which represents youth ages 13-30, that have come together to influence America's outdoor programs, policies and products.
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Pennsylvania's Mowing Calculator

2016
This calculator has been created for public and private land owners who regularly care for lawns. This tool calculates fuel, dollar, greenhouse gas (GHG), and other savings associated with changing current mowing practices.
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Policy for Accepting Recreation and Park Facilities into the Regional System

1988
Organizations/Sources: Centre Region Council of Governments
Policy for Accepting Recreation and Park Facilities into the Regional System
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Recreation and Parks Board Handbook

2005
Written for advisory board members, this guide helps move advisory board members towards that perfectly functioning board.
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Feb 21, 2014
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Safe Storage and Handling of Swimming Pool Chemicals

Organizations/Sources: US Environmental Protection Agency
Fact sheet highlighting the hazards and storage practices of pool chemicals.
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The Excellent City Park System: What Makes it Great and How to Get There

2003
Authors: Peter Harnik
Organizations/Sources: Trust for Public Land
This report helps to create a framework for understanding how cities create and support successful parks. The Excellent City Park System builds on measures of park system success first introduced in Peter Harnik’s Inside City Parks in 2000. This volume enlarges the number of cities gauged against those measures to 55 as it introduces new concepts of what makes a park system great.
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