January 2022 - Parks & Recreation - 10

EDITOR' S LETTER
A New Year With New
Insights and Fresh Ideas
There's nothing like the start of a new year. It's a time for new
insights and fresh ideas for elevating the park and recreation profession.
From an editorial perspective, it's also an opportunity for
our thought leaders who have their finger on the pulse of emerging
trends to share what they've gleaned within the pages of this
month's issue.
In the cover story, " Plan Z for Miami, " on page 34, past NRPA
Chair and former board member Jack Kardys provides an overview
of an ambitious project designed to dramatically enhance the
quality of life for 2.8 million Miami-Dade, Florida, residents and
16 million annual visitors to the Rickenbacker Causeway, as well
as serve as a case study for other cities and communities across the
country that imagine their own park-centric urban master plans.
Plan Z is a public-private partnership proposal for the Miami
LOOP, which is a 225-mile trail concept that would offer more
transportation options, as well as make bike and pedestrian trails
safer and more equitable. " The creators of Plan Z have envisioned
this multi-modal plan as being an integral part of the Miami LOOP, which would connect
the mainland's Commodore Trail, Underline, Ludlam Trail and Miami River Greenway with
Biscayne Bay and its waterfront along the Rickenbacker Causeway, " Kardys writes.
Next, Parks & Recreation Editor-at-Large Richard J. Dolesh offers the much-anticipated " Top
Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2022, " on page 40. This year's trends touch on park infrastructure,
climate change, workforce retention and technology. Dolesh also addresses the challenges
affecting today's youth sports. " Multiple studies have found that there has been a sharp and continuing
decline in youth sports participation, " he points out. " Concurrently, there also has been a
steady decline in physical activity by youth. "
Lastly, we hear from another expert in the field, Neelay Bhatt, vice president of PROS Consulting
Inc. and a former NRPA board member. In the feature article, " Next Practices for the
Post-Pandemic 2020s, " on page 46, Bhatt takes a closer look at how the coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic has altered the field of parks and recreation. What's more, he identifies key " next " practices
in recreation programming, placemaking, financing, as well as experience building. " Park
and recreation departments must look at every aspect of their system and ask themselves, 'Is this
an offering or is this an experience?' " Bhatt writes.
Hopefully, this month's issue provides many valuable takeaways that you can share with your
park and recreation staff. Most importantly, may 2022 bring you much inspiration and continuous
success as you faithfully serve your communities and constituents.
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Kristine Stratton
VICE PRESIDENT OF
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Vitisia Paynich
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ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND
WRITER
Lindsay Hogeboom
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Jennifer Fulcher-Nguyen
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Paul Semple
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Denise Johnson-Caldwell
Roslyn Johnson, CPRP
Michele Lemons
Sam Mendelsohn
Maria Nardi
Lisa Paradis, CPRP
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