• Watch: One City's Master Plan for Parks and Recreation

    by Andy Berg June 2019

    The City of Irving, Texas, is getting ready for summer and the future. Here's a look at how Irving's Parks & Recreation Department is planning to keep its citizens active and engaged with indoor and outdoor recreation in the near- and long-term. 

  • College Recreation Works to Launch Esports Programs

    by Michael Popke May 2019

    If you think the esports competitions sweeping college campuses these days are nothing more than a passing fad, consider this: More than 100 cities bid for the opportunity to host the 2019 National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) National Convention.

  • Activating Green Space for Outdoor Exercise and Well-Being

    by Andy Berg April 2019

    Our definition of fitness has expanded beyond the narrow measures of muscle tone and cardiovascular health. Professionals in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries now understand true fitness to be an amalgam of many aspects of our being. It is now understood that our overall fitness can be impacted by everything from what we eat to the amount of sleep we get to the environment in which we exercise.

  • Motivating Students to Give Back

    by Eric Schutter and Peter Titlebaum April 2019

    Colleges and universities are facing a problem. According to a 2018 report by The Alumni Factor, only 19.9 percent of alumni are giving money back to their former institutions. This low percentage is mainly due to the fact that tuition costs continue to rise.

  • Basketball Coach Arrested for Assaulting Official

    by Jason Scott April 2019

    A youth basketball coach was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly knocked an official unconscious.

  • Rec Center Policy Bans Camera Use to Protect Patrons

    by Jason Scott March 2019

    It’s not uncommon for individuals to snap a selfie on the gym floor, especially in our social media-dominated age. People eager to show off their #gainz however, would do well to remember that not everybody is comfortable appearing on camera during a workout, and to be sensitive to rules surrounding photography and video at their fitness facilities.

  • Ormond Beach May Get Special Needs Baseball Team

    by Andy Berg March 2019

    A non-profit is trying to start to expand its brand of baseball for people with special needs to Ormond Beach, Fla. 

  • NIRSA Commission Launches Resource Guide for Campus Rec

    by Erin O'Sullivan March 2019

    NIRSA's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Commission is excited to announce the arrival of the first in-depth, robust resource guide for equity, diversity and inclusion that is specific to the field of campus recreation.

  • Park Ramp Repair Takes Three Years, Costs $3 Million

    by Paul Steinbach February 2019

    Work has reportedly resumed on a ramp in Brooklyn's Shore Road Park that leads to ball fields used by local schools and youth teams, but three years have already elapsed since the ramp was functional, and the repair is expected to cost nearly $3 million.

  • Rec Center’s $20M Renovation Includes eSports Room

    by Andy Berg February 2019

    The addition of an eSports room and an adventure fitness course at a community recreation center in Westerville, Ohio, are examples of the kinds of trends operators are pursuing to get their communities engaged.