This section highlights innovations in parks and recreation. Recreation activities include community sports, school facilities, exercise science, hiking, athletic programs in nontraditional environments, and youth activities. Park innovations include cross-sector partnerships for reviving and managing parks, creative uses for parks and other public spaces, and community activities within parks.
A new pilot program in Atlanta will test a joint-use arrangement that opens public school properties in the evenings and on weekends to provide park space for the public. The effect would be significant.