Parks & Recreation http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en Stormwater's new look http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/stormwaters-new-look <div class="field-deck"> Innovative projects beautify large areas while mitigating stormwater damage and educating the public </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovative projects beautify large areas while mitigating stormwater damage and educating the public.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/stormwaters-new-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/stormwaters-new-look#comments Parks & Recreation Stormwater Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:34:00 +0000 82421 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Dubuque, Iowa&#39;s creek restoration project has reduced flash flooding while giving residents adjacent multi-use trails, a public orchard and more.</p> The civics-culture correlation http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation <div class="field-deck"> Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:42:00 +0000 80871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Opened in October 2017, Louisville, Ky.&rsquo;s public Sunil M. Gavaskar Cricket Field caters to an avid base of 10 cricket clubs across the city. Image via City of Louisville.</p> Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns <div class="node-body article-body">Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns#comments Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000 80091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lansing, Mich. City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lansing_City_Hall.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> UNESCO-designated localities react to U.S. withdrawal decision http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision <div class="node-body article-body">The Trump Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has drawn reactions from cities that carry UNESCO designations. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/unesco-designated-localities-react-us-withdrawal-decision#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:57:00 +0000 79891 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The San Antonio Missions, which are a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mision_Espada_nima_(3).JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cooperative agreement offers abundant choices for playground gear http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear <div class="field-deck"> Contract simplifies acquiring fitness gear and related items </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two global vendors, GameTime and KOMPAN, have won a U.S. Communities cooperative contract for playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, site accessories, surfacing and related products and services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Strategic Sourcing Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 78321 at http://americancityandcounty.com New cooperative contract available for recreation products http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products <div class="node-body article-body">NJPA recently awarded contracts in the “Recreation and Playground Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies” category.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/new-cooperative-contract-available-recreation-products#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Parks & Recreation Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:22:00 +0000 77911 at http://americancityandcounty.com For park and rec: Frozen slush machine http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/park-and-rec-frozen-slush-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Gold Medal is introducing a new frozen slush machine. The 2 Bowl Frozen Drink/Slush Machine (Item #1111) is suited for a variety of concession areas, including parks, stadiums, tourist areas, school cafeterias and universities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/park-and-rec-frozen-slush-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/park-and-rec-frozen-slush-machine#comments Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Mon, 01 May 2017 15:38:00 +0000 77371 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The 2 Bowl Frozen Drink/Slush Machine. A model with lighted lids is available (Item #1114). Plus, a carrying tote (Item #6055B) can be purchased separately. (Photo displays both of the options.)</p> Webinar spotlights sporting goods cooperative contract http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-spotlights-sporting-goods-cooperative-contract <div class="field-deck"> Get the athletic and fitness gear for your agency in time for spring and summer sports </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gopher Sport’s cooperative purchasing agreement with U.S. Communities for sports and fitness products can speed and simplify the acquisition process.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-spotlights-sporting-goods-cooperative-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/webinar-spotlights-sporting-goods-cooperative-contract#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Strategic Sourcing Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:41:00 +0000 77241 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A few of Gopher&#39;s sports products.</p> Paperless, automated system simplifies registering for recreation activities in Virginia http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/paperless-automated-system-simplifies-registering-recreation-activities-virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Loudoun County, Va., is using a Laserfiche enterprise content management system to make it easier for residents to register for a variety of recreation activities. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/paperless-automated-system-simplifies-registering-recreation-activities-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/paperless-automated-system-simplifies-registering-recreation-activities-virginia#comments Products at Work Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Technology Technology Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:20:00 +0000 76701 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Loudoun County families waiting to register their kids for programming provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services before the county used Laserfiche to create an online form and automate the process. The paperless system has helped reduce or eliminate registration lines.</p> Playground in Seattle engages kids http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/playground-seattle-engages-kids <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contract enables acquisition of equipment for visually stunning playground </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kompan play apparatus has upgraded a 3-acre playground-park at the Seattle Center. A U.S. Communities cooperative contract aided in acquiring the needed playground gear.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/playground-seattle-engages-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/playground-seattle-engages-kids#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Playgrounds Cooperative Purchasing Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Strategic Sourcing Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:33:00 +0000 75241 at http://americancityandcounty.com