Category Archives: June 2013

Game Changers

A few minutes into the second half of Super Bowl XLVII, a Baltimore Ravens receiver returned a kickoff 108 yards, tying a NFL record, and with the score 28-6, essentially putting the last nail in the coffin of the San Francisco 49ers. Seconds later, most of the lights went out in the New Orleans Superdome, and the game had to be stopped. Once the game resumed after a 34-minute delay, something odd happened. The Ravens lost their momentum. In short, … Continue reading

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Re-Booting The Camp Mentality

Healthy and active programs for children have a pivotal role in today’s recreation industry. The child-obesity rates reflect a lack of understanding, interest, or opportunity in living a healthier lifestyle. It is imperative to reach out to children at their most influential stage in life and provide them with accurate information. When lifelong health and well-being are at stake, this type of healthy lifestyle is both an obligation and a commitment. Last year, the LynchburgParks & RecreationFairviewCenter in Virginia hosted … Continue reading

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Routing Responders To An Emergency   Those who use trails and pathways regularly may know their way around, but would they be able to pinpoint their location during an emergency? 911 trail-marking systems like the one in Lenexa, Kan., are becoming more popular to assist in directing emergency personnel to a particular location. With the help of Eagle Scout David Urban, Lenexa parks, police, fire and GIS staff devised a mapping and marking system that uses GIS information to enable trail … Continue reading

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Trail Maintenance

Whether in a dense forest or along a beach, all trails require maintenance. 
Photo Courtesy Of Randy Gaddo

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.” –“Happy Trails,” Dale Evans Rogers The average person walking along a beautiful tree-lined trail in a park is probably intent on enjoying the experience, giving little thought to the hard work and maintenance it takes to keep that trail passable. But parks and rec maintenance pros know all too well that when it comes to trails, it’s all about maintenance. The term “trail” can … Continue reading

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Making The Most Of It

With synthetic turf, portable mounds can be moved on and off the field as needed. 
Photos Courtesy Of Stance

As expected, the neighborhood known as Battery Park City along the southwestern edge of Lower Manhattan puts a premium on space. The 92-acre community comprises residential areas, high-rise commercial buildings, and various businesses and community resources. Amidst this urban density, the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), which manages the area, has incorporated open and park space wherever possible. In fact, more than a third of the area’s land is dedicated to parks, gardens, plazas, athletic fields, and other open Obtain … Continue reading

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