Great Play Giveaway Winner Announced

Rachel Johnson from the town of Shallotte, N.C. is the winner of the Great Play Giveaway presented by Parks & Rec Business and Camp Business magazines.

July 4th: A Day To Celebrate the American Ideal

The July 4 Independence Day celebration is upon us once again and as I often do, I wonder how many Americans will simply celebrate the day with fireworks and cookouts; or take time to find meaning in the day, to learn what it really means.

When The Career Chooses You

Michael Wardlow, the recreational program supervisor for the City of Largo (Fla.) Recreation Parks & Arts, has seen the life-changing impact sports can have on children—and nothing makes him happier.

Unjustified Mutiny

Whether it’s an excerpt from a good book or the lines of a renowned play, I am a sucker for great dialogue that teaches a lesson. Sometimes it sneaks up on me. Sometimes I find it in the oddest places.

Golf Amenities

There was a time in golf’s early history, back in the 15th century, when the condition of the course was dependent on how well local Scottish farmers took care of their pastures on which the game was played.

Skill Acquisition For Staff

For most parks and recreation agencies, the cost of human resources makes up a significant portion of the annual operating budget. How do you ensure effective performance management of existing staff and ongoing development of future human resources?

Run It Like A Business

Within the first 15 minutes of my job interview, the park board president instructed me to “run it like a business.” Coming from the private sector, I wondered what the alternative was.

Hidden Among The Habitat

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a little-known gem of a Florida state park that opened in 1989, located on a barrier island nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

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