Non-prot community organizations
Commercial Recreation Enterprises
Major responsibility of maintaining and
operating outdoor resources, such as parks,
forests, playgrounds, sport and aquatic
. . . . . can no longer be concerned exclusively
with the intrinsic benets of recreation; now
must dedicate equal energy - providing goal-
oriented, constructive outcomes for individual
participants and the community a
Recreation & Leisure
Recreation has multiple meanings based on an
Ones own perception is important in the dening
of leisure and recreation.
Research argues meaning to be related to:
Evolve from history
The Play of Early Societies
Origins of games and sport
1. Vestiges of warfare
2. Other play functions
(a) Skill building
Sport as part of education and recreation
Examine the inuence of the following on
leisure: Age, gender, sexual orientation, racial and
ethnic identity, and socioeconomic status
Dierentiate the issues facing each age group
Explain gender dierences in leisure
4. Growing professional
5. National Recreation and Park
Association created from:
(a) National Recreation Association
(b) American Recreation Society
(c) American Institute of Park
1) Read the grey box on page 61-62 CASE STUDY: Types and Uses of Urban Parks. After reading
write your response to question 2 & 3.
2. Of all three parks, the state parks and national parks mostly seem concerned with conserving natural
resources and fores
1) Answer "Questions for Class Discussion" Question #1 on p. 32
- I think that recreations role as a social ritual in community life is the most interesting and useful. I find
it interesting how societys view of recreation changes over time. In the past,
1. After reading the analysis, there seem to be several factors as to why the attendee is so
motivated to go to the NASCAR events. One point that the analysis brought up was the previous
experience that the attendee already had prior to the event. They kn
An internal or external element that moves
people toward a behavior.
A recreation-related motivator
Ex:desire to develop soccer skills/learn about the visual
examines the psychological processes that
Importance of Play Link NOT JUST FOR KIDS!
Dene, compare, contrast play, recreation, &
Provide an overview of the early play theories.
Discuss contemporary views of play,
recreation, and leisure.
1) Re-read the grey box on pp. 97-98 CASE STUDY: Designing for Ethnic Minorities. Answer questions
#2 and #3.
2. It is important to understand why so people know what to do to include more ethnic minorities in
outdoor recreation activities. They want to h
A.) Recreation was not always seen as important to the federal government. The growth of parks and
recreation only began with the early immigration, with Boston Common being an archetype of future
park development across the U.S. The involvement of govern
A.) 1.) The Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture used individual benefits,
community benefits, and environmental benefits.
2.) Individual benefits that the high school students can gain from this program are job skills,
a.) I remember when I was younger, we were given so many lectures and presentations about how
cigarette smoking was bad for us and the dangers that came with the activity so it was good to see that
cigarette smoking by teens is at the lowest levels ever.
People desire spectator and
professional and amateur
sports organizations have
created substantial sporting
events to full ll that niche.
Many others seek more active
participation and recreation
professionals are mee
Graduate of SJSU
BA Child Development
MS Recreation Mgmt.
SJSU Faculty since 2001
RECL 10: Creating a Meaningful Life
RECL 97a: Event Planning
KIN 100w: Writing Workshop
RECL 156: Principles of Sustainable
Travel and Tourism
Is grounded in recreation and leisure and
participation during leisure time as a recreation
Chapter - a discussion of the types of
contemporary and emerging tourism.
Successful completion of the reading o
Fact: general public has only a very narrow
idea of what the recreation and leisure field
Truth: field of recreation is a tremendously
large field with infinite potential for growth.
Distinguish themselves as professionals
1.) Given the limited amount of money from the check, I would definitely refrain from more extravagant
activities like traveling out of country. But I would definitely want to take mini road trips around the
state, take time to improve my cooking skill, t
1. What other ways can we provide facilities (and programs) to get people to participate in recreation?
I think one very important factor to get people to participate in recreation is to offer programs
that interest and intrigue the population around the