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E XECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE Eleanor Warmack Throughout the 75 years one thing has not changed - it took a group of committed and dedicated professionals to identify a need and form an association to address those needs, and it still takes a group of dedicated professionals to keep us going strong. 8 It's time for CELEBRATION!!! The 75th Anniversary of FRPA kicked off at the Annual Conference and we are planning a year of reflection culminating in celebration at the 2017 Annual Conference. What an accomplishment for the association to have achieved 75 years of successfully serving its members and the profession. It does not take an intense amount of reflection before we find that FRPA is deeply rooted in the parks and recreation profession in our state and on a national front. This year, we will be taking a journey to the past and bringing you nuggets of historical facts about the association and the profession. Facebook factoids will appear throughout the year so be sure you're a "friend" so you can see those  as they  are posted. The FRPA Journal will  feature interviews with parks and recreation pioneers who were instrumental in the early years of the profession as well as the formative years of the association.  Throughout the year we will also be capturing video footage of those same people who laid a foundation on which we have continued to build a successful association and profession. We know you will enjoy taking this journey with us and hearing more about the profession and celebrating the history of the association. Throughout the 75 years one thing has not changed - it took a group of committed and dedicated professionals to identify a need and form an association to address those needs, and it still takes a group of dedicated professionals to keep us going strong. View past issues of FRPA Journal at www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/ Congratulations to the new board of directors who were installed at this year's Annual Conference. Our strategic plan has been amended to add new initiatives, and plans developed to continue important work that began this year under the leadership of now Past President Jack Kardys. President Chester Pruitt has a long history of service to FRPA and has a deep commitment to membership. He and I look forward to seeing you as we travel the state. In June, a group of members participated in the strategic planning retreat and had a major role in determining the future direction of the association. They built on the strong foundation of the plan adopted in 2015. Our efforts in the health arena will continue as we work with agencies who took our health pledge. We will be measuring their year's work in the spring. It is not too late for your agency to adopt the health pledge and begin to be a part of creating a healthier Florida. We will work this year on addressing the Community Building pillar of our Strategic Plan. For the last several years, we have provided quality education on community building relative to placemaking and planning. This year our focus will shift to the role you play in creating community - beyond bricks and mortar. Are you having regular conversations with your community (beyond your required public meetings) that engage them in the work you do and reinforce that sense of place and belonging that make citizens fall and stay in love with their communities? Are you providing programs that bridge http://www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FRPA Journal - Fall 2016

A Message from the President of FRPA
A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
FRPA Agency Profile
Book Review
Economic Impact of the Underline
Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
“Thank You for My New Bicycle”
Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
Index of Advertisers
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the President of FRPA
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - FRPA Agency Profile
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Book Review
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Economic Impact of the Underline
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - “Thank You for My New Bicycle”
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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