There are many demographic factors that park and recreation professionals must be aware of when developing recreation programming or park and facility design. The demographic trends to watch include economic, social, cultural, political, environmental and geographic. Park and recreation agencies must respond proactively to emerging trends in order to remain an important role in creating community through people, parks and programs.
Trendscan is created by Leisure Lifestyle Consulting of Glastonbury, CT. Comments and questions can be directed to Dr. Ellen O'Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please feel free to share with her other ideas you have for tracking prevailing winds as well as interesting trend information.
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Is it time for parks and recreation to take a lesson from the innovative LA Dodgers? Don't miss the treasure trove of data and statistics available for free through the Hamilton Project. And just what will we do with the growing number of people in this country who are not working. All this and more...
The February version of trendSCAN continues with additional predictions by trend forecasters to augment the January version. Best of all, parks and recreation is well positioning for the future. Check out the seven refocus areas.
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