Category Archives: January 2004

Climbing & Adventure Resources

As noted in Two Cities Redux, Longmont, Colo., reports great success with its recreation center climbing wall. While climbing walls are great for indoor recreation centers, outdoor climbing walls also offer expanded recreation opportunities, and can even be used for special events. For more information about companies providing further outdoor adventure and climbing products, following is a list of active participants in the parks and recreation market… Alpine Towers International Inc./Cornerstone Designs Inc. PO Box 59 Jonas Ridge, NC 28641 … Continue reading

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Two Cities Redux

It’s a numbers game. At least that’s the way it panned out over the past year at recreation centers in Longmont, Colo., and Medina, Ohio. This particular numbers game was beneficial and challenging for both centers. The benefit was obvious as people flocked to these relatively new recreation centers (Longmont’s opened in March of 2002 and Medina’s on Dec. 7, 2002) and the resulting revenues soared beyond expectations. “Our original estimate was that we would bring in about $760,000 and … Continue reading

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Feeling Minnesota

Minnesota is known for its skates, at least those of the ice variety. Many Minnesota natives ice skate before they walk. Perhaps an outgrowth of this Born to Skate tradition is the relatively recent explosion of skateparks that makes Minnesota one of the top states for skateparks per capita in the U.S. “I don’t know what it is with our state, but I’ve counted 55 parks. Most of them are outdoor, public skateparks. There’s a skatepark everywhere. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

An earlier article this year focused on ways to differentiate grant applications amongst the competition and stand out to ensure funding success. As you look to take advantage of federal funding for recreation projects, below are some additional ways that you might be able to differentiate your application to ensure success: 1. Build user education into the project –- Empowering users of recreation facilities and projects with educational signs, boards and materials is a strong way to tie a funding … 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! Arts & Crafts Catalog PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Triarco Arts & Crafts offers a 355-page, full-color catalog for its selection of arts and crafts products. Product categories featured include airbrushing, bead crafts, books, calligraphy, cutting tools, decorative crafts, drawing, drafting, … Continue reading

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