Michigan’s recreational facilities and tourism products are responding to some of the same demographics targeted by the state’s placemaking initiatives.
Colorado Springs uses contractors, nonprofit partnerships, special districts, volunteers and fundraising to recover from deep cuts in its parks maintenance budget.
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.
Examples from Mesa, AZ and plans for 40 Detroit sites show the outsized value of pocket parks.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Here’s a look back at how presidents have influenced the development of the system over the years.
Agencies throughout the state are capitalizing on the Great Lakes and Michigan’s waterways.