Category Archives: City Recreation

How the Pandemic has Increased Demand for Outdoor Recreation

Literally every business sector, including indoor public and private recreational facilities and gyms have been required to socially distance and take protective actions against the virus. The pandemic has forever changed the way we live, work and play. The obvious marketplace impacts include empty office space deserts and small business closures. Like those business sectors, city Parks and Recreation (P&R) leaders will need to change their operations and services models if they hope to survive (more…)

Covid-19 Social Distancing – “Exercise Activity Plan B”

On 18 March 2020, I showed up to the front door of a fitness center I frequently use. They were allowing 25 members in at a time to comply with Covid-19 social distancing rules. Regardless, the gym was closed the next day until further notice. Since my wife and value daily exercise, we pulled out Exercise Activity Plan B. On 19 March which was a Thursday, we walked to Dirksen Nature Park and made use (more…)

City Recreation Reversing Inactivity Pandemic In Light of Covid-19

Updated: 4/6/2020 by Marc Woodard Now more than ever people are attracted to walkable cities and community recreation facilities to help melt away body fat and get more fit. Although Covid-19 has currently shut down fitness, community and gym facilities, this has not changed the fact, people looking to move, stay active and get more fit are trending toward places that offer a safe environment and public use recreation amenities as top priorities. Cities with (more…)