Category Archives: February 2006

Safety Gear — Fences & Lights

You may have heard the old adage that strong fences make good neighbors. In the world of parks and recreation, good fencing and adequate lighting are essential to the safety of your public spaces. Fencing Fences come in a variety of types and styles and can serve a multitude of purposes. Fencing can be purely decorative or it can be used to control and direct people, vehicles or secure property, or all of the above. In my opinion, too little … Continue reading

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Preface — Challenges

Challenges often lead to compulsion. In other words, it’s quite easy to overreact to any challenge that faces you, and do the rash thing first, then clean it up later. Unfortunately, this approach (which I’ve taken myself, much to my long-term chagrin) is often inefficient and doomed to failure, creating more challenges in its wake. What I’ve found through talking out the day-to-day and big-picture challenges that often confront parks and recreation professionals, whether it has to do with budgets, … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Play!

Physical disabilities affect how the body moves. The most common physical disabilities found in children and young adults include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and spinal cord injuries. Depending on the level of impairment, children may need to rely on the use of a wheelchair, walker, crutches or braces for mobility. Regardless of disability and level of impairment, there is one thing that everyone has in common. Everyone loves to play! The challenge is how to accommodate people with … Continue reading

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