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NEXT PRACTICES
of stay and - if commercial opportunities
like concessions exist
- generate greater revenue.
The icing on the cake: visitors
who have a memorable experience
that brings them back want to share
it with others.
A prime example of this experience
creation is a facility that combines
another huge trend: pickleball.
Smash Park is a sports, food and entertainment
( " eatertainment " ) spot
that combines the restaurant experience
with entertainment options
and dedicated pickleball courts,
resulting in a smashing (pun intended)
success. The business that started
in Des Moines, Iowa, is expanding
nationally.
Park and recreation departments
must look at every aspect of their
system and ask themselves, " Is this
an offering or is this an experience? "
Using Technology to
Drive Outdoor Activity
New Zealand-based GEO A.R.
Games, the 2016 finalist for New
Zealand Innovation Awards, created
Magical Park, a digital playground
using geospatial augmented
reality. This helps kids view architectural
wonders,
travel through
the solar system and play motion
games, all while physically exploring
their local park. This is now in
parks across the United States and,
most recently, was implemented in
Zionsville, Indiana, in late 2021.
As much as a parent, teacher or
a park and recreation professional
may wish differently, technology
today is intertwined in a child's
daily existence. We can fight (and
often lose) the battle between the
outdoors and technology, or we
can use technology to get more
kids outdoors and active.
Paying for It Next Practices
Build-Operate-Transfer
Build-operate-transfer (BOT) is an
approach where a government entity
authorizes a private company to
finance, build and operate a project
for a period of 20 to 30 years, hoping
to earn a profit. After this time,
the project is returned to the entity
that originally authorized it.
Compared to
the
standard
design-bid-build approach where
every phase is broken out (i.e., design,
procurement, construction),
the BOT approach can integrate
all three phases under a single developer's
umbrella, resulting in reduced
timelines, lower costs and
potentially lesser risk. In Indiana,
this is gaining popularity based on
a statute, with completed projects
ranging from a police department
building and parking garage in
Fishers, Indiana, to the West Lafayette
Wellness Center in West
Lafayette, Indiana.
Foundations and Conservancies
These are not truly next practices
but ongoing ones, yet the park and
recreation field has not fully maximized
its fundraising potential.
As more agencies seek earned
Using geospatial augmented reality
helps kids view architectural wonders,
travel through the solar system and
play motion games, all while physically
exploring their local park.
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