Category Archives: February 2005

Sunny Side Up

From Jupiter to Boca Raton and over to the Everglades, Palm Beach County is larger than Delaware. The county’s geographic and ecological diversity is unique, going from white-sand beaches and coastal inlets to the famous swamps and marsh lands of the Everglades, with everything (excepting mountains) in between. Multiply in a healthy population growth factor and the formula is ever-changing, keeping the county’s parks and recreation department on its proverbial toes. Keeping those toes free from the everyday missteps of … Continue reading

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A Lifeguard’s Purpose

Work sucks, but lifeguarding rocks. The only enemy in sight is the dark clouds forming in the afternoon, which are bound to bring some lightning. Regretfully, everyone will pack up and head back home, or into the park to try and wait out the storm so that they can salvage what is left of the hot summer day. But most of the time, it’s just sun and fun. The lifeguard’s responsibility is to keep it that way. Lifeguards have always … Continue reading

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Building Community

Usually, community recreation and park needs are easy to identify. It’s meeting the need and creating reality based on a dream that’s the hard part. Whether it’s lack of funds, land or manpower, if one thing is lacking it can kill a project. In the case of Janesville, Wis., and Jackson Township, N.J., the hurdle over the barriers was community involvement. Whether it was a community build by definition, or simply canvassing the community for help, both got the job … Continue reading

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