Videos and Recreation Management in the News

Videos on YouTube

The Value of Parks & Recreation (6:13 minutes)

It Is Self Evident - PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER (6:26 minutes)

Parks Make Life Better Kickoff (2:22 minutes)

A Day in the Life of a Recreation Intern (Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka`anapali (1:00 minute)

Recreation and Leisure Services – Student Graduate – personal story (1:53 minutes)

Recreation Workers Careers Overview (1:10 minutes)

Parks Make Life Better - Gathering Places (1:05 minutes)

Parks Make Life Better – Forever (1:11 minutes)

Bureau of Labor Statistics Information

BLS - Overview of the 2010–20 Projections

Total employment is expected to increase by 20.5 million jobs from 2010 to 2020, with 88 percent of detailed occupations projected to experience employment growth.

Recreation Attendants Careers Overview – entry level employment while in college (1:02 minutes)

Recreation Workers (NOTE: salaries listed are based on national averaging. California and bay area salaries are adjusted higher based on the cost of living).

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

Recreation’s Contribution to the Economy

Consumer spending: an engine for U.S. job growth (Recreation services – page 3 - Table 1 - Personal consumption expenditures, 1980, 1990, and 2000 (actual) and 2010 (projected))

Recreation Research is NEEDED to combat sedentary lifestyles and improve health

American Time Use Survey – 2012 Results (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)