Category Archives: December 2009

Tips Of The Trade

If you are constantly checking e-mail and voice mail while you are supposed to be on a carefree, fun-filled vacation–shame on you! However, you can pick up some great ideas while enjoying the time off. The following are some recreation-related tips I learned while on vacation: How About A Package Plan? We were fortunate to visit Zurich, Switzerland, and purchase a Zurich Card–a simple concept that allowed us to choose from a variety of recreational possibilities. This one card gave … Continue reading

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From The Top Down

Managing risks at an aquatic or other recreational facility is an important task, yet many facilities fail to assess potential risks and develop safety plans. Continual education and understanding the importance of managing risk are essential. On August 4, 2009, Good Morning, America reported that approximately 1,000 people drown annually, and one out of five occurred while a lifeguard was on duty. For every one life lost to a drowning, 70,000 lives are saved annually by lifeguards. The Centers for … Continue reading

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Facility Planning

Located west of Des Moines, Iowa, Waukee is a rapidly growing suburban community of approximately 11,000 residents. The city’s population is expected to swell to nearly 13,000 by 2010. This population explosion, as well as an increased interest from residents to participate in outdoor activities, has established an urgent need for the city to plan for future available recreation opportunities to maintain a premier level of service within the community. Several years ago, the city was able to secure an … Continue reading

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