Recreation Facility Management

Author: Mull, Richard F.

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  • ISBN: 9780736070027
  • Author: Mull, Richard F.
  • Publ Date: 2009-03-01
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 300
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67678

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1. Understanding Recreation Facility Management; Chapter 2. Managing Recreation Facilities; Chapter 3. Learning the Basics of Recreation Facilities; Chapter 6. Designing Recreation Facilities and Reading Blueprints; Chapter 7. Funding and the Bid Process; Chapter 8. Constructing; Chapter 9. Managing Equipment; Chapter 15. Emergencies and Emergency Response; Chapter 16. Park and Playground Facilities; Chapter 17. Aquatic Facilities; Chapter 18. Ancillary Spaces in Recreation Facilities; Chapter 19. Core Product Extensions and Areas.


This book provides students and professionals with a basic understanding of recreation facilities and prepares them to perform the duties required of a recreation facility manager. Part I of the book offers a detailed look at the foundations of the profession, including the defining characteristics of recreation facility management and descriptions of the duties of a recreation facility manager and the areas within the facilities. Also featured are descriptions of the common indoor and outdoor elements of facilities, including sites, spaces, lighting, surfaces, utilities, landscaping, walkways and parking areas.Throughout the book, readers will find examples from settings in recreation, leisure, parks and tourism that will help them apply their knowledge to various types of recreation facilities. Each chapter also features a profile of an organisation with an award-winning or outstanding facility so that students can see what's involved in making and maintaining an excellent facility. Also included is access to an online student resource that will help students tie the information in the book to practical matters on the job. The resource contains learning activities, forms from the files of actual facility managers, worksheets and Web links to help students further explore the ideas found in the book.

Author Biography:

Richard F. Mull, MS, was an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1972 to 2006. Brent A. Beggs, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University in Normal, where he teaches facility planning and design. Mick Renneisen has more than 25 years of experience in managing and developing a variety of recreation facilities. In 2007, his department received the Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), an award given for excellence in management of resources for a parks and recreation agency.


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