Municipal Desk Reference

Parks/Recreation

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Thanks to recent efforts by several Georgia cities, including Hawkinsville, St. Marys, Columbus and Darien, and programs by organizations such as the Yellow River Trail Network, Georgia River Network and the Georgia Conservancy, there is a heightened awareness of Georgia’s rivers and people now have more access to enjoy the beauty and peace the rivers offer.

Published Date: May 8, 2014

Giles Perkins, an attorney and civic leader in Birmingham, Alabama, explains how his city built an acclaimed downtown park in recent years—and did it through a collaboration that brought together the city and county governments, foundations and local nonprofits.

Published Date: April 8, 2014

According to state civil engineers, Georgia’s infrastructure has failed to improve over the last five years.

Published Date: January 13, 2014

The city councils of Milton and Alpharetta approved historic agreements late last year establishing a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolving all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities.

Published Date: January 3, 2013

Q&A from Ask GMA.

Published Date: August 6, 2012

Whether it’s a big bass or a base hit you’re after, Bainbridge can accommodate. The city of 12,697 people uses recreational activities such as fishing or baseball as a tool to lure visitors, stir economic development and improve the quality of life for residents.

Published Date: August 6, 2012

A Knight Foundation report finds that KaBOOM! projects help volunteers and local organizations cultivate the skills, confidence and inspiration to get more involved in their communities.

Published Date: May 31, 2012

Often the impetus for redeveloping a neighborhood comes from the residents who already live there.

Published Date: September 7, 2011

Will it be the oversized sun at which people are snapping photos with heads peeking through the hollow middle? Could it be the totem pole made of car bumpers, which some think is a subliminal safe driving message? Perhaps it will be the free-spirited lady whose open arms many have imitated.

Published Date: August 4, 2011

The power of images is undeniable; where words may be effective in stimulating the imagination, words with images deliver a concrete concept. With that idea in mind, Dalton commissioned a video, now available on YouTube, about its greenway project. The video has facilitated success in the city’s quest for funds to build the project.

Published Date: August 4, 2011


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