Category Archives: December 2002

Q&A 2002

We polled five parks and recreation pros from around the country and got some interesting responses representing a diversity of subjects and opinions. It’s our hope that you learn something of value and find a nugget of insight, inspiration or raw information. Or better yet, all of the above… Next year we plan to expand on this concept but need your participation. Do you have a question that crops up a lot, and you don’t have a good answer? One … Continue reading

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Products & Literature

To request more information on any of these hot new products, visit our Web site at www.parksandrecbusiness.com and follow the free information link. Or, call the company directly. And, remember, let them know you found them in Parks & Rec Business! Web-Based Rec Management SACRAMENTO, Calif. — RecWare, part of The Active Network, offers a new recreation management software, RecNet, for recreation automation and Internet registration for private and municipal recreation departments. RecNet is a Web-based, hosted software product that … Continue reading

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Defining Vision

I’m from a traveling family. When I was young, we’d drive to the ocean. We’d drive to Disney World. We’d rent an RV and drive to Yellowstone. We’d drive. And on those drives, before the advent of DVD players and video games, we’d read, play card games and daydream. One of my favorite dreams was of the ranch and the life my wife and I would build in the land of milk and honey. Someplace far, far away and way, … Continue reading

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Master Plan

Two years ago Plainfield, Ind. had a great plan for updating its parks, but no department specifically devoted to parks and recreation. Now it’s in the midst of a fast-track multi-million-dollar renovation and construction. With new state-of-the-art recreational facilities and miles of trails being planned, the town was ready to hand over its vision to a full-time parks and recreation director, which appeared in the form of Chuck Prince. Prince is a 20-year parks and rec veteran who enthusiastically took … Continue reading

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Special Event Planning Tips

They say (whoever “they” are) that real estate is all about location, location, location. When planning special events, it’s a bit more complicated. It’s all about location, timing, planning, follow-up, marketing and all the little details that can bite you on the backside of the equation. Start at the Beginning Successfully planning any type of special event can’t happen without a thorough knowledge of the community, and even the surrounding communities. First, you have to know your constituency, then you … Continue reading

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