Category Archives: March 2006

Big Picture Programming

How Bend, Ore., has kept up and will keep up with population growth, changing demographics and the needs of its community at the Juniper Swim and Fitness Center If you thought time travel created an unending paradox string (if you accidentally killed one of your ancestors, would you cease to exist?), how about building new parks and recreation facilities? The potential paradox in any parks and recreation expansion is to maintain or even decrease subsidy levels while the costs to … Continue reading

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Lodge Life

Perhaps the most difficult thing to do when planning a park or facility is to build something that will save a lot of money and headaches in the long run. The problem is always budgetary. Cuts and compromises are often made, saving money and time in the short term, but ultimately costing more as issues crop up in the long term. Fortunately for Des Peres, Mo., located just outside St. Louis, the city was able to create a high-end design … Continue reading

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Purpose & Perseverance

“You guys… you guys are all the same! The doctors at the hospital, you lawyers… it’s always what I’m going to do for you. And then you screw up, and it’s, ‘Ah, we did the best that we could, I’m dreadfully sorry.’ And people like us live with your mistakes the rest of our lives.” –The Verdict, 1982 Do you notice yourself feeling a bit run down these days; more than the usual fatigue? Like maybe it’s more than running … Continue reading

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