ERIC Number: EJ795614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 13
Adventure Recreation: Coming Soon to Your Community
Moorman, Marta; Schlatter, Barbara E.; Hurd, Amy R.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v78 n9 p22-26 Nov-Dec 2007
Adventure recreation activities like mountain biking, bouldering, and kayaking used to require considerable travel to unique locations. This is changing, however, as the new trend emerges in the United State of providing adventure recreation experiences in cities and towns, such as New York City and Golden, Colorado. This article highlights several such facilities across the United States and shows how recreation professionals and physical educators can develop similar resources in their own communities. The recent adventure recreation developments in Kearney, Nebraska illustrate how to start the planning process through the local park department and grass roots organizations. Some of the benefits of adventure recreation facilities close to home are that they provide accessible, healthy, and exciting activities; they can draw people back to nature and away from computer screens and other sedentary activities; and they can create tourism potential and enhance the quality of life for residents.
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Quality of Life, Recreation, Physical Education Teachers, Tourism, Correlation, Attention Deficit Disorders, Critical Thinking, Stress Management, Community Planning, Community Recreation Programs
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