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or are we satisfied that it was " fun? "
Here's
the
with
crux: Are we
building people - or just running
programs? Are we
collaborating
other
disciplines
purposefully
experts from
meeting
in
people's needs? And are we
measuring what truly matters?
Because here's the
just-as-important
other
part of our
jobs: we must show it. Moving
beyond returns on investments, attendees
and social media stats, are
we documenting personal and social
good in our value statements?
Can we point to specific cases of
cleaner resources, less waste, crises
averted, problems solved and
healthier lifestyles? Are we enriching
our neighbors' lives, improving
the livability of our cities and ensuring
a more equitable future?
If we are to convince a wider
audience of the great worth of
our indispensable services - and,
in turn, influence higher funding
and priorities by decision-makers
- we must deliver whole goods.
We can't merely insist that parks
and recreation are essential, we
must intentionally demonstrate it
- and prove it!
Editor's Note: The above originally
appeared as a post on NRPA's Open
Space Blog. To read the original text
published on June 7, visit tinyurl.com/
jrdf3t9d.
Tim Herd, CPRE, is the CEO of the
Pennsylvania Recreation and Park
Society and a Member of Parks &
Recreation magazine's Editorial Advisory
Board (herd@prps.org).
If we are to convince a wider
audience of the great worth of
our indispensable services -
and, in turn, influence higher
funding and priorities by
decision-makers - we must
deliver whole goods.
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