Fall Fun

I watched as my 8-year-old girls slid into their climbing harnesses and started the short walk to Holiday Valley’s Climbing Forest—home to climbing challenges of varying difficulty.

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Memory Maker

Casey Wooddell loved everything about his days as a youngster playing sports—the games, the coaches, the friendships, and the experiences.

A Slave To Technology

I have a bank account that is solely used to pay my mortgage. In fact, I have several bank accounts for different functions.

Dog Park Maintenance

It wasn’t long ago when maintenance for a dog park did not even have a page in recreation history; today, however, new dog parks are springing up somewhere nearly every day and maintenance has become a real and evolving part of doing business.

In Need Of An Attitude Adjustment

A few months ago, I wrote about motivation and referenced the famous Nike “Just do it!” slogan, which got me thinking about some other 1980s and 1990s advertising campaigns and their celebrity messengers.

A Wetland That Works

Located 25 miles south of Buffalo, N.Y., along the Lake Erie shoreline, the New York State (NYS) Thruway Authority made improvements to Interstate 90 (I-90), a project that inadvertently affected about 2 acres of emergent marsh wetlands in the area.

Senior Citizen Playgrounds

When someone mentions a park or recreation facility, most think of grass, swings, sports fields, and playgrounds. What is a “playground” though and who is it for?

Not Your Daddy’s Locker Room

Growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, I saw a locker room as a cavernous, uncomfortable, smelly public space whose functional design focused less on personal space and more on efficiently serving a large number of people.

Getting Older And Getting Better

Think of it as one-stop shopping for everything a healthy, active senior needs. The Adult Activity Center (AAC) in St. Charles, Ill., is a hive of activity and a haven for older adults looking to hold the aging process at bay.