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Responding to growing participation in rock climbing, Earth Treks Climbing is buying vacant big box stores and converting them into indoor climbing centers as reported by the Denver Post. We can expect to see more such vacant spaces in the future. Consumers are spending more on experiences, health care and with e-tailers, according to The […]
A new EPA publications offers guidelines for planning, funding and building green infrastructure in public parks.
Michigan’s recreational facilities and tourism products are responding to some of the same demographics targeted by the state’s placemaking initiatives.
Carlisle/Wortman’s Charlotte Wilson brings us photos of an innovative low-impact drain and a pocket park stolen from on-street parking.
As the earth warms, precipitation increases. Parks and vacant urban lots could be tools for detention, retention or outright stormwater management.
Colorado Springs uses contractors, nonprofit partnerships, special districts, volunteers and fundraising to recover from deep cuts in its parks maintenance budget.
Many vacation towns rely on only one season out of the year to sustain the local economy. Music festivals and off roads events at a New York ski resort spread the wealth across the summer, too.
Communities may repurpose their recreation facilities or build new ones to host new competitive sports that grow the local economy. Consider, for example, “Ultimate.”
Competing for grants drives communities to create and update their parks and recreation plans.