With shrinking tax-based resources and an obligation to meet the needs of a diverse and demanding public, the future success of park and recreation administrators hangs on their ability to solve the financial challenges they face every day. Financing and Acquiring Park and Recreation Resources reveals the secrets of many of those who have met this challenge. It's a practical resource for professionals and an invaluable blueprint for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in recreation and park administration.
A guide that presents the state of the art of financing and acquisition techniques for those in the parks and recreation field. Crompton (recreation, park, and tourism sciences, Texas A&M U.) covers multiple budgeting techniques; communicating the benefits of park and recreation services; how to use volunteers to stretch limited resources; liability issues; the intangible forces that motivate funding decisions on the private and public levels; privatization and partnerships; and soliciting sponsorship and donation investments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.