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January 2018 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Study: Physical Activity Boosts Learning Time

It's common knowledge that exercise has a variety of health benefits, including boosting thinking and learning. In fact, results of a three-year study show that classroom physical activity can increase learning time for school children.

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REC NEWS

CPSC Offers Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program offered to state and local governments.

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National Park Foundation Celebrates Corporate Partners

Building on a legacy of public-private partnerships that helped create the first national parks, the National Park Foundation is celebrating another year of support from a prestigious group of corporate partners.

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CPSC Hails Successes of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely campaign marked the 10-year anniversary of the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act being signed into law.

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Boys & Girls Club Wins Climate Superstars Challenge

Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield in Westfield, Mass., were selected as the grand prize winner of the 3rd annual Climate Superstars Challenge.

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Mayo Field Awarded 2017 Minnesota Sports Field of the Year

Rochester, Minnesota's Mayo Field was recognized as the 2017 Field of the Year by the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Most Common Partnerships for Schools & School Districts

Most Common Partnerships for Schools & School Districts

Forming partnerships with other organizations is one way respondents to the Industry Report survey expand their capabilities, providing them with additional funding and facilities to offer more programs and services to their participants. Among respondents from schools and school districts, a full 88.8 percent report that they form partnerships with outside organizations. The most common partners are other local schools. Some 60.6 percent of school respondents said they partner with other local schools. They were followed by local government (57.1 percent), state government (49.4 percent), federal government (32.9 percent), and nonprofit organizations (23.5 percent).

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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In the Swim: Creativity & Variety Boost Aquatic Success

If you want your aquatic facility to succeed, you need to create innovative programs that appeal to a range of swimmers and fitness-seekers. Here, we take a look at some of the latest ideas in aquatic programming.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201711FE02/1.

Widening the Playing Field: Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

Playground manufacturers are continually innovating and finding new ways to get people to move and play. Some of the latest equipment aims to grow play through all generations, encouraging people of all ages to play and grow together.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201710FE04/1.

Boost Your Numbers: Nine Best Practices for Increasing Activity Registrations

You can build the most innovative programming around, but without smart marketing, will the participants come? Here are some smart ways to boost registrations.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201709GC02/1.

Rolling Right Along: Expand Biking Options in Your Community

Cycling is popular with people of all ages, whether it's a simple and slow ride through the park or a thrill-inducing jaunt along a mountain bike trail.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/201707FE04/1.

Winter Wonderlands: Tips for the Off-Season

If you've been closing things down or winding down for winter, you're missing a great opportunity to get potential patrons out of their doors and into yours. Here, we look at some ways to keep things rolling all season long.

For more information, visit http://recmanagement.com/feature/200810FE03/1.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2018 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 16 to 19 in Ft. Worth, Texas, presented by The Sports Turf Managers Association (www.stma.org)
FEC Summit 2018, Jan. 28 to 30 in Laguna Beach, Calif., presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (www.iaapa.org)
2018 AOAP 7th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 5 to 8 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., presented by The Association of Aquatic Professionals (www.aquaticpros.org)
ACA 2018 National Conference, Feb. 20 to 23 in Orlando, Fla., presented by the American Camp Association (www.acacamps.org/conference)

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