I turned 45 last month and realized (five years too late) my body was different. When I raced my 9-year-old twins across the front yard, they won. Huh? When my daughter dared me to do a pull-up, I did two. Two!Read More
So you want to start a day camp (or you already offer several), and you’re not sure what to offer? If your program is located anywhere but in the most remote location, a quick Google search will probably bring up tens if not hundreds of competing options.Read More
As a devoted fan of books, movies, plays, music, etc., I’ve come to realize that my interests not only lie there because they entertain me, but more so because I have an everlasting thirst to learn what captivates people, and I am drawn to imitate it, try it on myself, produce it, or more so reproduce it.Read More
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign,
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind.
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?
—From the 1971 song, “Signs” by 5 Man Electrical BandRead More
Does your water play, spray ground, or splash pad have a “resilient surface”?
The Clear Creek RV Park has been owned and operated by the city of Golden, Colo., for over 20 years. Located in the heart of the city, it is nestled along the bubbling sounds of Clear Creek next to a community recreation center and a short walk from the quaint downtown.Read More
In a few short years, the number of group fitness classes held at the Elsie Stuhr Center in Beaverton, Ore, has doubled. It all began in 2005 after implementing the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) by Roberta Rikli and C. Jessie Jones in order to establish a baseline for interested participants.Read More
A seed planted by a park board member in Grand Prairie, Texas, produced not only fruits and vegetables, but a collaborative program that allowed seniors an opportunity to share their knowledge with children who then have a chance to get dirty learning about the food they consume.Read More
When considering the financial aspects of an aerial park or challenge course on a property, it is imperative to be very clear on which type of attraction you will be operating. While the two may appear to be similar, the way in which they operate and generate revenue is different, and may not always be clear to prospective customers.Read More
When patrons walk into our parks, we want them to have a great experience. As a result, we’re rightly focused on facilities—pools, pavilions, campgrounds, ball fields, and interpretive centers. Yet it’s often the landscape and geographic setting that will lure the first-time visitor.Read More