Let’s face it. Kids today have a whole new definition of the word “play.” On average, they spend only 4 to 7 minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play and a whopping 7 hours per day in front of a screen.
As a park supervisor or manager, there’s a great deal that goes into day-to-day operations, so it comes as no surprise that creating the ideal dog park takes an extraordinary amount of planning, well before the first waste bag dispenser can be installed.
Kids today have a lot of options when it comes to choosing sports and activities to fill their days.
Hard Labor Creek State Park is a popular destination approximately one hour east of Atlanta, Ga.
Largo Town Center Park is located in Largo, Md., a rapidly growing suburb in Prince George’s County, outside of Washington, D.C. with a population of approximately 11,000 people.
This summer, the STIHL Tour des Trees celebrates its silver anniversary—25 years of challenging participants to hop on their bikes for a weeklong, 500-plus-mile, cycling event in support of trees, environmental conservation, and sustaining urban green spaces.
Years ago, as a young man in college, I arrived at one of my most difficult decisions. I wasn't sure how to use a personality that was simply not engaging youth to contribute to a field I cared about deeply.
In June 2016, the town of Newtown, Conn., welcomed a groundbreaking project, the Newtown Fruit Trail—a one-mile, paved walking loop lined with 100-percent edible fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, and healing native plants.
Centennial Beach, a historic aquatic facility in Naperville, Ill., has been a favorite destination for families for 85 years.
They go by many names—spray grounds, splash pads, spray parks, and splash play areas. No matter how they are identified, more and more parks and rec departments are calling them good for business.
The crowd had long since departed, and June sat alone at the corner of the eight-foot table covered in red plastic. The posters the grandkids made, which included the most memorable shots of Papa, were still propped up on easels by the door:
No matter what our place is on the political spectrum, if we live and work in the United States, we exist in a world of facts, and “alternative facts.”
Extreme Generation is a towering adventure playground with challenging physical events for children seeking the ultimate extreme play experience.
At the recent ribbon cutting for Arlington County’s renovated Quincy Park playground in Virginia, families gathered to enjoy the beautiful weather and watch their children test out the new equipment.
I took the extra-long lag bolts out of the bag and turned the ancient, rotting picnic benches upside-down on the table.
Extreme sports are defined by various sources as those that—if performed optimally by participants at any level—can lead to serious injury or even death; in other words, they are normally more dangerous than baseball or soccer.
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s (CRC) individualized, adapted swimming program is year-round and designed for swimmers of all ability levels.
With the arrival of each new season in the city of Chaska, Minn., there are opportunities to gather with neighbors and make community connections!
Ideally, a successful natural grass-playing surface requires someone in the role of “sports field manager” to make and implement decisions that deliver safe, quality playing surfaces on a consistent basis.