Planning an Emergency Training

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In a little over three months, we will be hosting our annual emergency safety training.  This training opportunity comes about once a year and this time, it’s my turn to plan it. Resources I’ve Used in This Article: Parks and Recreation Business: “A Plan for Action” Facilities Net: “How to Categorize Risk” *Note: This article […]

On-Demand Recreation Experiences

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The outdoor industry has changed. The barriers that newcomers used to face when embarking on new experiences are being replaced with technology that makes recreational activities available on demand. How will you keep up? Like many people, my first camping experience was with a girl scout troup when I was ten years old. It was […]

When Parks and Rec Rules the World

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What happens when the field of parks and recreation reaches its potential? Will your recreation provider also become your healthcare provider? Will the best and brightest people compete to work for their local parks and recreation? Will we finally invest ample money – not only into new parks – but to maintaining and marketing parks, […]

4 Steps to Stand Out in the Online Application Process

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Have you ever spent hours crafting the perfect resume, cover letter, and application? You hold your breathe and click on the dreaded SEND button. Your application has been submitted to the employer of your dreams. It will be only be a matter of days before they call you, anxiously awaiting to meet you in person. […]

Trello for Parks and Recreation

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Have you ever left a meeting feeling like nothing was accomplished?  Have you ever wanted to visualize your project and collaborate with team members?  In this post, we’ll explore a free task management tool called Trello that you can use to maximize your productivity. Easy to understand, easy to collaborate, and easy to incorporate. No sales […]

Parks of the Future: Castle Rock Zip Line Tours

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Do you ever wonder what the parks of the future will look like? I do.  I think about it all the time.   How will technology impact our relationship with parks?   What trends will emerge?   Which trends will last?   All I know is that when I saw Philip S. Miller Park in […]

Interview w/ a Small Town Parks and Rec Director

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“I think that quality of life is truly what we do.  For me, it’s a calling, not a career.  It’s not a job, and we aren’t just picking up paychecks.  We get to really believe it what we do.  And that, I don’t think there can be anything more fulfilling.”   These are the words that […]

Hire the Best Seasonal Parks and Rec Employees

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Every year, Parks and Recreation departments hire an influx of seasonal staff to run their camps, programs, and daily operations. We depend on these seasonal staff to help us through the busiest time of year! Before you get started calling those next employees, follow the process below. Take Your Time Hire slow, Fire fast. Give […]