An Introduction to Park Management, 4th ed.
The fourth edition of An Introduction to Park Management explores the responsibilities of staff and the problems and challenges associated with managing parks in the 21st century. With particular attention given to the structure of park organizations, planning, decision making, and politics that ultimately influence the way parks are managed, this book provides an overview of parks and park management.
It addresses the multitude of park administrative functions, such as organizational structures, park policies, laws and risk management, funding, and personnel. Further, it provides information on resource planning and management of the resources through citizen involvement, planning, facilities, and environmental management issues; overviews visitor use issues and protection of parks; and provides a broad overview and examples of sustainable practices in park management.
The authors have taught in higher education, conducted park and recreation master planning, and have instructed survival skills in activities courses, among other professional experiences.
This book is intended for students who may have an interest in becoming employed in the parks profession.
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: An Overview of Park Management
Part II: Management of Parks
Chapter 2: Organizational Structure
Chapter 3: Park Management Policies
Chapter 4: Recreation Law and Risk Management
Chapter 5: Funding and Budgetary Issues
Chapter 6: Personnel Management
Chapter 7: Maintenance and Safety
Part III: Resource Planning and Management
Chapter 8: Citizen Participation and Involvement
Chapter 9: Planning, Acquisition, and Development of Parks
Chapter 10: Park Facilities
Chapter 11: Environmental Management Issues
Part IV: Visitor Use Issues and Protection of Parks
Chapter 12: User Conflict Management
Chapter 13: Vandalism
Chapter 14: Law Enforcement
Chapter 15: Fire Management
Chapter 16: Interpretation
Chapter 17: Visitor Services
Part V: Sustainable Practices for Parks
Chapter 18: Sustainability