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Public-Public Partnership

Photos Courtesy Of Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department

As public land managers across the nation examine new ideas to solve growing budget problems, a variety of old schemes have been altered into new ones. Some work and some don’t. This article describes our foray into what may be considered a new paradigm, as it involves crossing county borders to form a profitable partnership.  The Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department is the only one of its kind in Indiana. As far as can be determined, it is … Continue reading

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Bursting With Enthusiasm

Photos Courtesy Of San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department

Fountains erupted at the new Waterfront Park as the county of San Diego celebrated one of the largest grand-opening events in its history. on May 10.  In 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the County Administration Center (CAC), an event that drew a crowd of more than 25,000 people. For decades the building was surrounded by asphalt parking lots and a small office building. No recreational opportunities for the community were provided.   With the building situated next to San Diego … Continue reading

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Stay The Course

Photo Courtesy Of NAYS

When Patrick Senn stepped onto the campus of FranklinCollege in Indiana more than a decade ago, he was like most other college freshmen—he had his whole life ahead of him and no clue what to do with it. But then one class changed his life forever. “I took an Intro to Recreation class and thought that looked like a fun career,” recalls Senn, the Sports Coordinator of the Columbus (Ind.) Parks & Recreation Department. “I started two weeks after graduation … Continue reading

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Social-Media Best Practices for Camps

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How many times have you gone to a favorite search engine looking for a product or organization only to find a website that looks as if it was built in 1982? Currently, businesses, community organizations, educational institutions, and local governments without a strong website aren’t taken seriously. Social media has the power to make a brand or business human, relatable, and reliable.  According to Time magazine (May 6, 2009), on Jan.21, President Barack Obama’s first full day in office, he … Continue reading

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SeaKlear Recognized In Fight Against RWI’s Aquatic facility managers that love SeaKlear PRS will be pleased to learn that the product was recently tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 and NSF/ANSI Standard 60 by the Water Quality Association. The Environmental Protection Agency agrees that SeaKlear PRS qualifies as a device which enhances filtration by trapping particles down to 0.5-microns. The Texas Department of State Health Services has also agreed SeaKlear PRS meets the requirements for a supplemental water-treatment system … Continue reading

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