December 10, 2012 | No comments
It seems like many playgrounds installed today are not the fun, creative, and imaginative places that I remember from my childhood. I understand that there are many safety concerns..
November 27, 2012 | No comments
The Indiana Park and Recreation Association's 2013 State Conference is scheduled for January 16-18, 2013 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Eppley Institute is a proud conference partner for this state-wide event.
November 21, 2012 | 1 comment
Business trips can be a mixed bag. Sometimes you get stuck in a hotel room just trying to catch up on emails.
November 21, 2012 | No comments
There are many reasons people are drawn to parks, and many reasons why play in parks is encouraged.
November 13, 2012 | No comments
I recently visited some of our most iconic sites in Washington, DC, among them the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial.
November 08, 2012 | No comments
I recently purchased a 1956 ranch house in Joplin, Missouri. The house has the original pink bathtub and sink in the main bath, many original fixtures, and several interesting architectural features, including a brick planter off the fireplace.
November 02, 2012 | No comments
As parks and recreation professionals from around the country entered the Anaheim Convention Center, I couldn't help but think to myself, "There is a desire for industry camaraderie, shared knowledge, and opportunity."
October 23, 2012 | No comments
Last year, the Eppley Institute began work with the National Park Service (NPS) office of Partnerships and Civic Engagement. The purpose of this project is to research NPS partnership practices and identify topics that will improve future partnerships.
October 02, 2012 | No comments
It is a new fiscal year at the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, and we have a very busy year ahead of us! We have been awarded several new projects within the last couple of months. Below is a list of what we have on the horizon.
October 01, 2012 | 2 comments
The Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies (RPTS), in collaboration with Indiana University's award-winning Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, will use the Institute's long- standing knowledge and experience working with park agencies...
September 24, 2012 | No comments
Grand-Pré National Historic site, in Kings County, Nova Scotia, was designated as a World Heritage site on June 30, 2012.
September 17, 2012 | No comments
With the 2012 election season in full swing, I found myself reflecting on past political campaigns and the issues that candidates discussed. Specifically, I thought about how conservation and natural resources entered the political sphere.
August 23, 2012 | No comments
Anyone living in the Midwest can attest to how hot it has been this summer. Record-breaking temperatures and low rainfall have made this a very long summer. Last Saturday, the temperature in Missouri, where I live, finally cooled to a pleasant 90 degrees, so my boyfriend and I packed a lunch and our dog and headed to Big Sugar Creek State Park to do some hiking.
August 20, 2012 | No comments
I recently had the opportunity to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. My mission was to attend a weeklong "summit" of sorts to discuss and examine asset management. During my stay, however, I realized that there was an issue of equal importance that was somewhat overshadowed.
July 31, 2012 | No comments
My most recent busman's holiday was to the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. The best five dollars you may ever spend...
July 27, 2012 | 1 comment
In May, I shared some thoughts about the National Trainer Development Program's (NTDP) Instructor Institute. Held in Fort Payne, Alabama, it served as a capstone to this intensive training course.
July 23, 2012 | No comments
For 67 years, the Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) has informed park and recreation professionals about new trends and ideas in the field. The February 2012...