Introduction to community recreation, prepared for the National Recreation Assn.

Author
Butler, George D. (George Daniel), 1893-1985 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1940.
Description
xiv, 547 pages diagrams 24 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 517-530.
Contents
  • I. Recreation: its nature, extent, and significance : 1. What is recreation? : Definitions ; Essential characteristics ; Theoretical explanations ; The recreation movement
  • 2. The importance of recreation : Recreation, a fundamental human need ; Recent changes affecting recreation ; Recreation's contribution to other community forces
  • 3. Agencies providing recreation : Individual and home recreation ; Governmental agencies: federal, state, county, and municipal ; Semipublic agencies ; Private agencies ; Commercial agencies ; The need for cooperative planning
  • 4. Recreation: a municipal function : The expansion of municipal services ; Recreation is recognized as a function of government ; Reasons for municipal recreation ; Local government cannot do the entire job
  • 5. The history of municipal recreation in the United States : Significant events in the recreation movement ; Early developments ; The Playground Association of America is organized ; Subsequent developments ; Recreation in the Depression
  • II. Leadership : 6. Recreation leadership : Why play leadership? ; Leadership objectives and methods ; Recreation leadership for youth and adults ; Other aspects of recreation leadership
  • 7. Leaders in the recreation department : General qualifications for all leaders ; Types of leadership positions ; Duties and special qualifications ; Conditions vs. standards
  • 8. Training recreation leaders : Preliminary training ; Training for executive leadership ; Training for activity leadership ; In-service training
  • 9. Selecting and maintaining the leadership staff : Essential factors in selecting workers ; Sources of workers ; Selecting workers ; Examinations ; Appointments ; Maintaining standards of efficiency
  • 10. Volunteer service in the recreation department : Types of volunteer service ; Procedures in developing volunteer service ; Citizen groups
  • III. Areas and facilities : 11. City planning for recreation : Recreation a factor in city planning ; Types of recreation areas ; How much space for recreation? ; City parks and playgrounds vs. school areas ; Methods of acquiring land for recreation
  • 12. The design and equipment of recreation areas : Types of outdoor recreation facilities ; Principles in planning recreation areas ; Essential factors in developing recreation areas ; Equipment and game facilities ; The design and equipment of specific types of areas
  • 13. Planning special areas and structures : Special recreation areas: the bathing beach, the golf course, the camp, the athletic field or stadium, the swimming pool, boating facilities, picnic centers, others ; Facilities for indoor recreation ; Planning the recreation building ; General recreation buildings ; Special recreation buildings ; Indoor recreation centers
  • IV. Activities and program planning : 14. Recreation activities : Satisfactions the fundamental test ; Satisfactions a basis for classifying activities ; Nineteen recreation principles ; A classified list of recreation activities
  • 15. Program planning principles and methods : Criteria for a community recreation program ; Important factors in program planning ; A few planning suggestions
  • 16. Organizing and conducting recreation activities : Starting a program in a city ; Conducting activities on the playground ; Conducting indoor center activities ; Organizing sports programs ; Hiking ; Special community events
  • V. The operation of areas and facilities : 17. The operation of playgrounds : The function of the playground ; City-wide playground organization ; The playground staff ; Program planning ; Playground programs ; Other aspects of playground operation
  • 18. The operation of recreation buildings and indoor centers : City-wide administration ; The general recreation building: staff, finance, uses, and program ; The community house ; The school center
  • 19. The operation of recreation facilities : The bathing beach and swimming pool ; Golf courses ; Winter sports facilities
  • The stadium ; the municipal camp
  • VI. Program features and services : 20. Arts and crafts : On the playground ; In the indoor recreation center ; Special arts and crafts centers ; Other features
  • 21. Athletics and sports : A municipal sports program ; City-wide sports organization ; Water and winter sports ; Women's and girls' athletics ; Athletics on the playground
  • 22. Drama : On the playgrounds ; In the indoor centers ; City-wide services and organizations
  • 23. Music : Types of music service ; Music for children ; Music for young people and adults ; Opportunities for listening to music ; A clearinghouse for music projects
  • 24. Nature, gardening, and outing activities : Nature activities for children ; Nature activities for community groups ; Gardening ; Outing activities: hiking clubs, horseback riding, bicycling, day outings, camping, fishing, picnics
  • 25. Other program features : Social recreation ; Dancing ; Hobbies ; Study groups and forums ; Holiday celebrations ; Community festivals
  • 26. Service to special groups : Home and family recreation ; Industries ; Churches ; Institutions ; Nationality groups ; Recreation for negroes ; Other services: preschool children, tourists, servicemen, transients ; Emergency service
  • 27. Typical municipal recreation programs : A summary of recreation facilities, programs, and services in Oakland, California ; Hartford, Connecticut ; Sioux City, Iowa ; Hastings on Hudson, New York ; Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  • VII. Organization and administration problems : 28. The legal aspects of municipal recreation : How recreation legislation developed ; State recreation enabling acts ; Local recreation legislation ; Legal liability of municipalities ; Recreation as a governmental function
  • 29. Municipal organization for recreation : Suggested organization methods ; How municipal recreation is conducted ; Organization trends ; A comparison of services rendered by different authorities ; Cooperation ; General organization principles
  • 30. Organization of the recreation department : The recreation board or commission ; The recreation executive ; Other managing authorities ; Departmental organization ; Departmental organization in several cities
  • 31. Financing recreation : Sources of funds for land and improvements ; Sources of funds for current operation ; Fees and charges ; Recreation expenditures ; Recreation budgets and financial reports
  • 32. Records, reports, and research : Types of records ; Record forms ; Measuring recreation service ; The annual department report ; Research in the recreation department ; The recreation survey
  • 33. Publicity for recreation : Importance ; Purposes ; Content ; Mediums: newspapers, radio, meetings, exhibits and demonstrations, motion pictures, publications, the recreation trial ; Methods in special campaigns
  • 34. Cooperation and relationships : Cooperation with public departments: school, park, library, housing, and others ; Cooperation with private agencies ; An example of community cooperation.
LCCN
40010954
OCLC
2031668
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