Hard To Be A Hero

I’ve heard people say we need more heroes in today’s world, but I submit that we have tens of thousands – millions even – of heroes out there.

Product Review

Product Review

Fun-Filled Focus

Tina Boysha got her first taste of life in parks and recreation working as an unpaid college intern. She quickly discovered how incredibly rewarding the job could be.

Redefining The Dream

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Scholastic Books distributed four-page “newspapers” for kids. I was 10 in 1970 and recall being struck by a corner article that had a photo of a futuristic car that looked like a torpedo.

Horse Of A Different Color

I can’t back this idea up with a scientific survey, but I am willing to assume that a vast majority of parks and recreation departments don’t include horse-related activities as part of their offerings; therefore, they probably don’t fathom the type

To Speak Or Not To Speak

My wife and I had a conversation just the other day about when it’s OK to intervene when another child is aggressive or tries to take something from our daughter.

Campsite Curb Appeal

You can’t just develop a park campsite anywhere and think it will instantly become a popular place for guests to visit—it has to have lots of curb appeal, or naturally occurring, built-in “scenic amenities.”



Trail Troubles

It was the first Saturday in weeks that nothing was planned. No soccer games. No lacrosse games. No baseball games. No First Communion parties. No graduation parties. No yard work. Just a wide open, free day.

Land Rich, Program Poor

Adult programs at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn., are shaping the way visitors experience and enjoy the green spaces.