Community recreation centers reflect the fundamental mission of the park and recreation profession. The traditional "activity center" concept and design is expanding to meet the growing needs of the community. The "neighborhood center" will continue to offer facilities and spaces for recreational activities but it will also include space to support health and legal counseling, social services, mediation and conflict resolution services, home health care, mental health outreach services, day care, senior care, children's museums, community gardens and libraries. These neighborhood centers will reflect the emerging role of the parks and recreation profession as a focal point for community services. Spaces for these new services should be integrated into the recreational facility design. This information is required to complete your site evaluations. Read all the sections below before conducting your facility site evaluations.
* Ability to identify the seven major design components of an indoor
* Ability to identify the primary elements to consider during the site selection phase;
* Ability to identify the components of pedestrian traffic circulation;
* Ability to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various surfacing materials;
* Ability to identify and compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various lighting elements;
* Ability to discuss the importance of Climate control:
* Ability to identify the critical components of the Electrical System;
* Ability to evaluate compliance and discuss the importance of designing a facility to meet the Americans With Disabilities Act guidelines.
To complete this module successfully, please complete the following topics in the order shown below:
Common Facility Components
Textbook Reading & On-line Lessons:
WEB STUDENTS ONLY - After completing all the topics listed above you should complete the Site Visitation assignment below.
Assignment: Site Visitation
Once you have completed all the topics and assignments in this module, you should:
Go on to Module Three: Sports Parks, Skateparks and Sports Fields
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