Essential Services

Recreation can be many things to many people and when you really stop and think about it, our job as public administrators in the recreation field can be pretty daunting trying to make sure there’s something for everybody. But being everything to everybody is important, I would even venture to say critical, in these days as axes (not scalpels) are taken to budgets. I’ve heard from recreation professionals across the country and there are some in dire straits, literally facing …


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4 comments on “Essential Services

  1. Jill Korsok on said:

    What a fantastic, energizing (or in your newly coined term) recreationalizing article Randy!

  2. Gloria De La Cruz-Sandoval on said:

    Essential – You betcha! It’s the one thing we should all “afford” ourselves.

  3. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Great Article. I love reading this on Friday mornings. Gets me motivated to work on Friday! I totally agree with Recreation and Leisure being “Essential Services.” We need to do a better job of educating our leaders/council Members and constituents on the value of Parks and Recreation. Thanks for sharing! I will make many copies to pass on to all of our 24 staff.

  4. Jennifer Wampler on said:

    Loved this article, thanks!

    Attitude could also be aptitude, and quote the studies that show performance improves in school and at work with movement/physical fitness.

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