The Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders nationwide to obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. more »


Photos: George Sleischmann

A seed planted by a park board member in Grand Prairie, Texas, produced not only fruits and vegetables, but a collaborative program that allowed seniors an opportunity to share their knowledge with children who then have a chance to get dirty. more »

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Photos: town of Cary, N.C.

Properly placed and well-maintained signage can mean the difference between a successful facility that receives good public reviews, or one that rarely gets used and/or generates complaints and frustration; signage can even impact safety. more »

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From Monday, April 4th through Sunday, May 15th, 52 employees at Tomlinson Industries took part in the 6-week Step to IT! step challenge. Each participant was given a pedometer to track their daily steps throughout the competition. more »

Rain Bird Training Services has released its schedule of irrigation training events for Summer 2016. more »

Club Car is enhancing its ongoing Bank on Carryall Sales Event with a limited time Pick 2 Sales Event. Both will end June 30, 2016. more »

SpillFix is giving away a free jar of its product every week! more »


Photo: National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

When turfgrass experts get together to talk shop, the subject of overseeding eventually comes up; odds are there will be varying opinions about this topic. more »



Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / lzf

Skateboarding, rollerblading, and BMX biking are hazardous sports. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 26,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year from action sports-related injuries. more »



Photos: Courtesy of Grand Prairie, Texas / Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department

The Charley Taylor Splash Pad in Grand Prairie, Texas, is an interactive water park located just west of the Charley Taylor Recreation Center. more »

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Photo Illustrations: SmithGroupJJR

Six miles upstream from Lake Erie, Toledo’s “Middlegrounds” once buzzed as a hub of 19th-century Ohio commerce. more »

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Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / 33ft

Park and recreation providers are tasked with answering tough questions every day. How are we doing? How can we do better? more »

, Facilities + Grounds

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) is currently accepting applications for 24 scholarship and fellowship grants within the aquatics field, each between $1,000 - $2,000. more »

The Yards Park is an open space in Washtington D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. In the middle block of the park, there is a monumental fountain that is 20 feet wide and 135 feet long. more »

Water Safety USA has been established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention. more »

You could win a playground from BCI Burke valued at $28,000. Want to up the odds? Send us a video what you would do with the grand prize and you'll get five more entries to win. more »

Early Registration opens on Friday, April 1 for the 2016 World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) at thewahc.org. more »


Photos/Illustrations: In-Site Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Water is necessary for life. We live on a blue planet, but only 2.8 percent of the earth’s water is fresh water; the remainder is salt water. more »

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Photo: Charles Davis Smith

The face of community pools has changed significantly over the past 30 years. In the 1980s, pools were rectangular bodies of water with a deep end, a shallow end, and a diving board. more »



Photos: Fairfax County Park Authority

The coordinators of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) Americans With Disabilities Act were seeking partners in 2013 for new, adapted programming ideas. more »

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