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...are final drafts of documents, like an RFP for Recreation Software, Special Event Permitting Guide, or a Marketing & Communications Plan - thorough, well-crafted, and ready for action.

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About Parks & Recipes

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Our journey began with a simple belief that the knowledge and expertise accumulated within Parks and Recreation departments are treasures meant to be shared.

We understand the unique challenges that local government professionals face (like pickleball players not following the rules of shared use courts) because we've been in your shoes.

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Our story

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Started in 2013

With over a decade of experience working within the field, we've worn many hats. From managing state-of-the-art community centers to rewriting policy and hiring staff.

We've witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that Parks and Recreation departments can have on the lives of community members.

Why we're different

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People Helping People

We understand the demands of your role.  The endless tasks, the tight budgets, and hiring/firing of staff. We're not just offering a platform; we're offering back your time.

With our curated library of resources, online courses, and expert insights, Parks & Recipes was built for the modern professional. We're here to make your job easier and your community's experiences even better.

Welcome to a place where your time is valued and your success is our priority.

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Mission Driven

We donate 1% of all revenue to support the fee assistance or scholarship programs
of our users. This initiative is community-guided, with our subscribers casting votes
to determine the distribution of these funds.

Our Journey

10+ years in parks and recreation, and 10+ job titles

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2012

Camp Counsellor

2013

Customer Service Lead

2014

Operations Coordinator

2016

Program Supervisor

2019

Recreation Manager

2020

Logistics Section Chief (Covid)

2021

Support Services Manager

2021

Recreation / Operations Manager

Present

Deputy Parks Director

2023

Founded Parks & Recipes

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What We Offer

Empower your team with actionable resources, expert-led online courses that work for your schedule, and an e-mail newsletter you actually look forward to reading.

Recipes for Success

Our curated list of documents provides you with unique insights to answer all of your pressing questions from other experts in the field

Industry Leading Newsletter

Editorially pure with a hint of personality, we are in parks and recreation after all.

Our once a week newsletter is easily digestible and might make you think "where have you been all my life?”

Courses for Professional Growth

Unlock your agencies potential with our specialized courses designed for parks and recreational professionals, CPRP or not.

From boosting revenues through email marketing strategies, to pickleball sound mitigation. Retain, train, and upskill staff.

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An innovative brand that focuses on the actual day-to-day needs of parks and recreational professionals

"Being able to view the "real work" of other parks professionals has been an amazing resource to utilize for several projects I'm currently working on"

Rob E.
Assistant Director

"Parks & Recipes is thoughtfully tailored to meet the unique needs of Parks and Recreation professionals"

Jessica L.
Director of Parks and Recreation

"Parks & Recipes stands out as a pioneer, reshaping the landscape of parks and recreation with innovation, a fun brand, and actionable insights"

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Facilties Manager

"Their dedication to empowering professionals with tailored tools and knowledge has not only elevated our community spaces but also enriched our public engagement"

Luke W.
Parks Superintendent

"Their blend of innovative ideas, practical resources, and community-focused strategies has significantly enhanced our own policies and recreational programs"

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Deputy Director

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