Category Archives: Sports + Fitness + Recreation

Achieve Form And Function

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Texas is known for its dazzling use of light to accompany performances. 
Photo By Ted Washington

Since their storied beginnings as places where ancient Greeks enjoyed theater and Romans cheered gladiators in combat, amphitheaters have come a long way. Technological advancements now enhance sound quality, lighting, facility design, seating, and every aspect of the performance. More than 100 of these open-air venues are currently operating throughout the U.S., creating distinctive gathering places for communities. One of the challenges amphitheaters face is balancing form with function. Natural land formations create spectacular views at Red Rocks in Golden, … Continue reading

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Winning Isn’t Everything

Use games to get kids back on the field By Pete McCall The desire to win permeates much of what human beings do. Most of us want to be recognized for accomplishments at work. Many want to be the best moms and dads, have the cleanest house, and keep the best yard on the block. The majority wants to win at everything.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate well with kids. Oftentimes, it doesn’t translate at all.  Get A Grip On … Continue reading

Posted in August 2012, Departments, Issues, Parks and Rec Business, Sports + Fitness + Recreation | Leave a comment

Aging Gracefully

Engaging seniors in building a health-and-wellness plan By Laci McKinney Many senior citizens set resolutions regarding health and wellness, only to revert to their previous routines midway through the year. A sedentary lifestyle is harmful to all ages, especially older adults. Just becoming socially active adds to the quality of life, and allows older individuals to remain independent longer. Not only is the physical aspect important, but other components should be incorporated as well, such as social, environmental, and educational, … Continue reading

Posted in Departments, July 2012, Parks and Rec Business, Sports + Fitness + Recreation | 1 Comment

“Hay-Days” On The Beach

St. Lucie County in Florida has a long history with horses. Fort Pierce, the county seat, is still the final stop of the Florida Cracker Trail–a 120-mile route that was traditionally used to move cattle horses across the Sunshine State. Every year in the first full week of February, dozens of riders set out on horseback from Bradenton, riding east 15-20 miles a day, until they reach the seaside town of Fort Pierce to commemorate Cracker Cowboys and preserve Florida’s … Continue reading

Posted in April 2012, Departments, Issues, Parks and Rec Business, Sports + Fitness + Recreation | 1 Comment

The Senior Sector

Life experiences define individuality. The older adult population (age 50 years and beyond as defined by AARP) also carries an attachment to historical events; these experiences carry through the remainder of their lives and affect the choices they make. What Shapes A Senior? Take into consideration the impact of historical events such as the Great Depression (1929), the repeal of Prohibition (1933), the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941), the Space Race (1957), the Civil Rights Movement (1965) and Women’s Movement … Continue reading

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