Weekly Updates 1/25/2012

Good Morning All,


Here are this week’s headlines.  Don’t forget to stop by our new website (www.nrps.org) and check out all the information about the upcoming NRPS conference and CPSI course. 


Nick McLemore

San Francisco Rec Department Pins Hopes on Revenue
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department cranked up the music to start the annual budget dance and, for the most part, it’s sticking to the same routine …

Parks Commission Says No to Ballpark Beer Sales
The Laconia Muskrats play baseball in a picturesque setting, with a farm and silo beyond left-center field and pine trees framing right field. Fans park in a hay field …

County May Take Over Struggling Publicly Funded Whitewater Course
The owner of a publicly funded, world-class whitewater course near Deep Creek Lake said yesterday it has defaulted on loan payments and is considering asking Garrett …

City-Owned Tennis Club Faces Probe; Rec Director Blames Lost Paperwork
The city attorney will investigate a city-owned tennis club after an audit found its managers were operating it as a for-profit business and using city employees to …

Now is the time to support the Recreational Trails Program!

Your support is needed! The Coalition for Recreational Trails believes that now is the time for organizations and individuals to ask their Senators to protect dedicated funding for this absolutely essential program. American Trails, a member of the Coaliltion, is asking everyone to write, email, or call your two Senators and tell them to restore dedicated funding for the RTP before the Federal Transportation bill is considered by the full Senate. Read more and learn how to take action… 


National Trails Awards nomination form is now available! 


Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate an outstanding person, project, or organization that has impacted the world of trails over the last two years. The National Trails Awards are one way American Trails recognizes the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails for all Americans. Winners will be announced at the 21st American Trails International Trails Symposium (ITS) Awards Banquet in Arizona, April 16, 2013. The deadline for submitting nominations is October 31, 2012. See previous award winners and download the nomination packet now…

Continental Divide Trail Alliance plans to cease operations


Despite the strong level of financial support from so many Continental Divide Trail supporters, overall contributions and other revenues in recent years have significantly declined. These revenues are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations like the CDTA. Consequently, the CDTA Board of Directors has made the very difficult and painful decision to cease operations of the CDTA. But the Trail is still there, and the CDTA is confident the trail, as an inspiration, will lead people to start a new and stronger organization to continue the work. Read more…

Find courses and workshops that YOU can host in your area


If your agency, community, or organization would like to see about hosting a trails training course locally, the National Trails Training Partnership has resources to help. See the “Featured providers of training and resources” webpage on the NTTP website. Many different kinds of training on a wide variety of trail-related topics, from the general to the specialized, are available. Contact the experts, businesses, or groups who can help you provide the best training to volunteers and staff on your own trail system or park. See all the Featured Training Providers…


Exercise Resolutions Pay Off for Heart Disease Patients

Research from the American College of Sports Medicine finds that being more physically active can help adults suffering from heart disease keep premature death at bay.

For more information, visit http://www.recmanagement.com/rmnews/0106.acsm.heartdisease.pr.pdf.

City Wants to Give Rec Department More Oversight of Sports Leagues
The East Ridge City Council is holding a special called meeting tonight to discuss the possibility of starting a Parks and Recreation Department to hold more direct …


  1. Calling all CPSI’s (Certified Playground Safety Inspectors)

    The NPCAI Errors & Omissions Insurance Coverage for Playground Safety Inspectors. Applications are available on the NPCAI member section of the website or call us at 1-888-908-9519. The NPCAI Errors & Omissions Insurance Coverage for Playground Safety Inspectors.

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