Community Parks and Recreation - Print

An Introduction

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978-1-57167-789-1
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Pages: 412

Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1 in

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Community Parks & Recreation: An Introduction explores the history and philosophical foundations of public parks and recreation and provides practical strategies for administrative activities, planning, marketing, budgeting, engaging the public, and land acquisition. It also discusses program and service delivery in a variety of areas. The book seeks answers to these questions:

•    What are the most important elements of a livable community?

•    In what type of community would they like to live?

•    How important is it to build social connections amongst family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and others?

•    How are such relationships developed and sustained?

•    What types of organizations are more likely to create such opportunities for building one's social capital?

•    What agencies in the community are concerned with addressing environmental degradation and on the flip side enhancing community beautification and greening?

Beyond higher education, the authors have served in professional organizations such as the World Leisure Organization. They also have experiences in community and youth recreation programs and program planning.