NRPA May 2010 Digital Edition of Parks & Recreation Magazine

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The National Recreation and Park Association is pleased to announce the release of the May 2010 digital edition of Parks & Recreation, the association’s monthly magazine at http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org

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While some Baby Boomer employers reject this worldview as self indulgent, our research shows that aspirations and idealism of Millennials may be one of the best things to happen to the field. Our case-study profiles certainly bear this out.

The National Recreation and Park Association is pleased to announce the release of the May 2010 digital edition of Parks & Recreation, the association’s monthly magazine at http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org.

This electronic publication is user friendly, convenient and completely green. Key articles for May include:

  •     The Millennials and Profession of Parks and Recreation. This cover story feature explores how the generation born in the late 1980s and ‘90s learns, works and lives. A companion feature interviews young professionals from around the country on why they joined the field and what they expect to accomplish.
  •     Fighting Childhood Obesity. Long before the Obama Administration made childhood obesity a priority, parks played a key part in making kids fit and healthy through exercise and good eating. This article explores how they do it and offers case studies from around the country.
  •     War Memorial Parks. Just in time for Memorial Day, this article spotlights various parks around the country and their programs to honor the U.S. military.
  •     Cricket in Brooklyn. Sports of immigrant populations often come in under the public radar and lose out to traditional sports in the allocation of programs and facilities. But not in Brooklyn, where an observant parks commission anticipated changing demographics in bringing cricket to the forefront in this New York Borough.
  •     Holiday Lighting. If it’s May, then it’s the time when parks begin planning their fabulous outdoor holiday lighting displays. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, the process is greener and, to many, more creative.

In discussing the cover story on the Millennial generation entering the workforce, Parks & Recreation Editor Philip Hayward said interesting – and gratifying – trends emerged in the researching of the article.

“This is the generation that grew up fully digital and with the parental promise of all things possible for those who applied themselves,” Hayward said. “We’d long heard Millennials first entered the workplace full of demands – meaningful work, readiness to jump ship when jobs didn’t deliver and, above all else, work-life balance. While some Baby Boomer employers reject this worldview as self indulgent, our research shows that aspirations and idealism of Millennials may be one of the best things to happen to the field. Our case-study profiles certainly bear this out.”

The digital edition of Parks & Recreation is a free, online publication. Individuals can sign up for the RSS Feed at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nrpa/parksandrecreation/rss.xml?1266263396.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of roughly 21,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit http://www.nrpa.org.

For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.parksandrec-magazine.org.

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