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For More Hiking Info Want to know how to choose a pair of binoculars? Ford a stream? Pack a backpack? Check out the American Hiking Society’s Hiking Resources Center for all sorts of hiking info, tips, and how-to’s. Download, print, or share articles on social media with other hikers, Scout troops, hiking clubs, park visitor centers, etc. For more information, visit www.americanhiking.org/HikingResources/Main. —————————————————————————– Design Guide Gets An Upgrade Lewisburg, Penn.—Playworld Systems, a manufacturer of playground and fitness equipment, has updated … Continue reading

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I just want to say that I love PRB and look forward to receiving it each month. I also look forward to the crossword puzzle and I am wondering why there is not one in the June 2012 issue?  I hope this is not a trend. Jay Hutchison Director, Parks and Recreation Albert Lea, Minn. Note: Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. We have temporarily removed the crossword puzzle. To let us know if we should keep … Continue reading

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“Dress Up” Waste Receptacles Conveniently and properly placed waste and recycling containers (one container every 50 lineal feet is the standard for arenas and public venues) help to control litter and eliminate waste. In addition to looking good, matching the color-scheme of a park or recreation complex and incorporating desired features, these containers are increasingly being designed with serviceability in mind. Larger volume containers, for example, extend the service interval while eliminating “spillover” and the resulting mess. Easy-access features–like liners … Continue reading

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Economic-Impact Study

By Steve Yeskulsky Often in these challenging times, parks and recreation professionals are asked to quantify the economic viability of an event or program. By grading an event primarily on customer surveys, participation and profit margin, it is conceivable such an event could be marginalized. Economic-impact analysis, while highly contested by some economists, can be an invaluable tool in depicting the validity of a program to officials and governing boards. Although it does require some research and social-science aptitude, an … Continue reading

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Cub Cadet Gets ‘Best Buy’ Praise In the March issue of Consumers Digest, the Cub Cadet RZT S 42 4-Wheel Steer Zero-Turn Rider was named as a Best Buy in the zero-turn-radius riding lawn mower product category. According to the publication, the Best Buy designation is only applied to those products that deliver exceptional value–a rating reserved for fewer than three percent of the competing models in any given product category. GCBAA Names Officers Kurt Huseman of Landscapes Unlimited was … Continue reading

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