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Parks and Recreation

June 9, 2021, 10am PDT
A newly released report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reveals the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities at park agencies across the U.S.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
May 14, 2021, 7am PDT
As part of a study, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting a survey to better understand the use of facilities like beaches, natural areas, open spaces, regional parks, trails, and local parks in rural areas.
Urbanize LA
February 16, 2021, 8am PST
As a class assignment, nearly 150 high school students shared their ideas for improvements to Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, California.
Antelope Valley Press
February 4, 2021, 11am PST
Regional parks like Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in Southern California offers something for everyone and are more important than ever in the midst of a pandemic.
February 3, 2021, 9am PST
A new half-acre park is taking shape on a previously undeveloped hillside property in Chinatown, one of the more densely populated and park-poor areas in L.A.
Urbanize Los Angeles
January 26, 2021, 10am PST
A recent survey by the National Recreation and Park Association reveals that many park agencies are deferring or canceling maintenance and capital projects.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
November 12, 2020, 10am PST
Being a planner is not easy. Our work may often leave us discouraged, frustrated, and cynical. But with Thanksgiving approaching, let's take some time to reflect and count our blessings.
National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog
October 8, 2018, 6am PDT
An annual sampling of professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professionals, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
February 13, 2018, 9am PST
A post for the Market Urbanism website says planning is entering Season Three with no guarantees it will catch on with audiences.
Market Urbanism
May 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The people who work for city parks and recreation departments were surveyed about sustainability successes and challenges.
Next City
December 12, 2016, 2pm PST
The fourth annual edition of holiday gift ideas for that "plannerd" in your life, from L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
April 4, 2016, 11am PDT
San Jose, California's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has begun the process of updating its Trail Strategic Plan.
San Jose Mercury News
July 5, 2014, 7am PDT
Mindy Craig makes the case for an evolution in the management of parks in an era of shrinking general fund allocations.
Parks and Recreation Business