How effective are your community recreation services?

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Statement[prepared by Donald M. Fisk, Harry P. Hatry, Kathleen Hudak, Kenneth Webb and Robert Fiore].
ContributionsFisk, Donald M., United States. Departmentof the Interior. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
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A recreation facility helps to develop a culture of physical wellbeing, mental health, and nutritional education.

With intelligent programming and effective community outreach, a community recreation center can be a central component to enact change at the community level.

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Parks and Open Space System Master Plan. Ultimately, the Recreation Program Plan will guide the delivery of excellent public facilities, activities, programs and services that will contribute to community prosperity and an improved quality of life for residents of and visitors to Miami-Dade County.

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and Recreation, “the purpose of community recre-ation services is to provide enjoyable, interesting and challenging recreation opportunities that will enhance the well-being and healthy development of participants and enrich community life” (Smith, 21).

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The use of leisure time problem, provisions for leisure education in the public schools, and community-school recreation programs are discussed. One chapter of the book is devoted to reviews of some effective school sponsored recreation programs.

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Department of Parks and Recreation: a benchmarking analysis of urban park districts is one of the major components of its Master Plan A few examples Recreation Agencies.

Communicating clearly, planning for the unexpected and reigning in your budget will all help your event go without a hitch Rosie Niven Tue 5 Feb EST First published on Tue 5. The shared use (or joint use) of existing school and community sport and recreational facilities can be a cost-effective way to promote physical activity among residents of all ages.

Joint use agreements, for example, can provide opportunities for a local youth league to use school fields in the afternoons or on weekends, or promote reciprocal. Economic Impact Studies for community recreation and sports complexes that seek to use public funds often require an economic impact study.

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