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2014 GRPA Agencies
of the Year

150,001 & Over - Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Department

80,001 - 150,000 - Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority 

50,001 - 80,000 - Spalding County Parks and Recreation Department 

20,001 - 50,000 - Gainesville Parks and Recreation Agency 

Under 20,000 - Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department

Recreation & Parks in Georgia

Issue Highlights


Fall 2014


Departments
- From the President - Lisa Cherry, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- Directors Spotlight: Michael Justus
- Directors Spotlight: Joe Glover
- GRPA ... Now Versus Then
- Waterfowl Management Plan
- Historic Preservation
- Is It Time for Alternative Labor?


Summer 2014


Departments
- From the President - Lisa Cherry, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- Field-Use Capacity
- Darkness to Light
- I've Graduated Now What?


Winter 2014


Departments
- From the President - Detrick Sanford, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- 2013 Annual Award Winners
- Taking the Lead
- Gymnastics Training to Flip Over


Fall 2013


Departments
- From the President - Detrick Sanford, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- Cherokee County Invites Its Citizens to take the Plunge!
- Georgia Return to Play Act of 2013
- Cooperation through Competition


Summer 2013


Departments
- From the President - Detrick Sanford, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- GRPA Spotlight: Stacy Green
- What I Have Learned
- Cooking Up a Great Teen Camp


Winter 2013


Departments
- From the President - Detrick Sanford, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- 2012 Annual Conference Awards
- Jimmy Gisi: Head of State Recreation Association
- Sandy Creek Nature Center Offers Expanded Education & Visitor Center


Fall 2012


Departments
- From the President - by Steve Card, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members

Features
- What's Going on Around the State?
- Recreating a Classic Piece of the Arts and History in Athens
- Following a new Path
- Tick Tack Tick
- Godby Road Recreation Center Computer Lab


Summer 2012


Departments
- From the President - by Steve Card, CPRP
- Recreation Life
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers

Features
- Monologues and More for the Cognitively Disabled
- GRPA State Basketball Tournaments
- Forsyth County Opens Two New Recreation Centers
- Raise 'Em Up Right
- 2012 GRPA Awards


Winter 2012


Departments
- From the President - by Steve Card, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers

Features
- Facilities and Grounds Section Update
- The White Elephant: Creativity, Cultural Arts and Sports
- 2011 Annual Conference Awards
- Making History in Recreation
- Park Place at Newtown School


Fall 2011


Departments
- From the President - by Michael J. Coleman, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers

Features
- Rafting, Zip Lines and Senior Citizens – Oh, Yes!
- Today’s Parks and Recreation – A Health Service
- Ahoy, Matey!
- Cans for Critters Fundraiser in Athens
- Johns Creek’s Newtown Dream Dog Park Opens to Smiles, Wags


Summer 2011


Departments
- From the President - by Michael J. Coleman, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- 2010 Annual Conference Awards

Features
- Beep Baseball
- Wii Fit from a Stroke Victim’s Perspective
- Team Effort Drives Weight Loss
- Partin Park
- Georgia Agencies Utilize Coach Rating System to Bolster Their Programs
- Stanford Steers Recreation Department


Spring 2011


Departments
- From the President - by Michael J. Coleman, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - by Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- 2010 Annual Conference Awards

Features
- Excellence in Youth Sports Award
- Educating the Community
- Lose the Training Wheel
- Cub Med


Fall 2010


Departments
- From the President - Deloris B. Covel, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers
- Advertisers.com

Features
- GSAE Section Spotlights
- “Travel Ball” and Year-Round, One-Sport Programs
   Part 2: Make it Work - “Fish on!” Getting Outdoors for the Fun of It
- Coaching Conversations
   Rewarding Experiences for Young Players - Why GRPA.org?
   A promotion initiative from the GRPA Technology and
   Visibility & Marketing Committees



Summer 2010


Departments
- From the President - Deloris B. Covel, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers
- Advertisers.com

Features
- "Travel Ball" and Year-Round, One-Sport Programs Part 1: A Closer Look
- You Say You Want a Revolution? Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Indelible Legacy
- Unleashing the Arts in Athens
- Pass It On Enhancing Recreation with the National Academy of Youth Sports Administrators
- Playful City USA Creating Partnerships in Atlanta


Spring 2010


Departments
- From the President - Deloris B. Covel, CPRP
- From the Executive Director - Jimmy Gisi, CPRP
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Index of Advertisers
- Advertisers.com

Features
- Annual Conference Awards Congratulations to This Year's Winners
- A Tree (House) Grows at Camp Twin Lakes
- It's Easy Being Green Incorporating Green Development into Parks
- Explore Your World, Close to Home The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center


Fall 2009


Departments
- From the GRPA President - James Dodson
- From the GRPA Executive Director - Jimmy Gisi
- GRPA 2009 Corporate Members
- Advertisers.com
- Advertisers Index

Features
- Making a Splash in the Community - The One-Stop Shop - Building healthy families by partnering with the American Red Cross
- A Bird in the Hand - Making the most of a tight economy
- Happy Trails for All at Harbins Park
- Special Programs for Special People - Meeting the Needs of Middle Georgias Challenged Residents
- The New Normal for Parks and Recreation
- Reaching Out - Changing the way Georgias youth sports coaches communicate
- Going Back to the Cities
- The Virginia Graeme Baker Act - Are Georgia pool operators getting it right?


Summer 2009


Departments
- From the GRPA President - James Dodson
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Advertisers.com
- Advertisers Index

Features
- On the Horizon New Opportunities for Parks and Recreation
- Camping for a Cause Recreation and the Fight Against Diabetes
- Coaching the Coaches Enhancing youth-sports programming with the National Alliance for Youth Sports
- The Best Medicine Laugh Your Stress Away!
- Planning for the Future When you are a student, let GRPA light your way
- A(nother) Place to Call Home Opportunities abound at senior centers
- Senior Stompers Getting active, having fun
- For the Fun of It Getting back to the basics of play


Spring 2009


Departments
- From the GRPA President - James Dodson
- GRPA 2009 Corporate Members
- Advertisers.com
- Advertisers Index

Features
- Annual Conference Awards - Congratulations to this year's winners
- Make A Splash Without the Pool - Alternatives to the standard waterpark
- Covering the Spectrum - Fostering vital communities through the arts
- A Brand New Day - New park and rec developments in Sumter County
- Senior Fitness - Walton Healthy Hearts - Walton County Parks and Recreation
- Active Lifestyles...Vital Communities... - An update on progress so far and plans for the future


Fall 2008


Departments
- From the GRPA President - Danny Jones
- From the GRPA Executive Director - Jimmy Gisi
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Advertisers.com
- Advertisers Index

Features
- Dollars and Sense Cost Recovery in Public Parks and Recreation, Part II
- A Game for Everyone World Team Tennis
- The Emerging Imperative Parks and Recreation's Role in Community Health and Well Being
- No Time for Rocking Chairs Seniors Staying Active
- Get Up and Go! Media Smart Youth
- After School and Summer Programs Giving Georgia's Youth a Chance


Spring 2008


Departments
- GRPA President Danny Jones - Looking Ahead
- GRPA Executive Director Jimmy Gisi - Bringing More Students on Board
- GRPA Corporate Members
- Advertisers.com
- Advertisers Index

Features
- Jones Bridge Park Shoreline Restoration
- Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center
- Active Lifestyles - Vital Communities
- Annual Conference Awards


Fall 2007


- Tom Martin - Moving on Down the Road
- When Community Comes Together
- The Newest Walk in the Park
- Let's Go Sliding
- Blazing a Trail with BlazeSports
- Inclusionary Sports that are Missing
- Trail Beautification Efforts
- Walton County Field of Dreams
- Camp Happy Hearts
- Spotlight on Volunteers


Summer 2007


- Cycling and Recreation
- Baby Booming
- Step Up to Health and Fun
- Boot Camps
- Recreation Curbs Children's Obesity
- Georgia Golden Olympics Receives Award
- Your Recipe for Better Nutrition
- Spotlight On: Lonice Barrett


Spring 2007


- Municipalities - Making Things Happen with the Use of Grants
- How much is that going to cost?
- Researching for Private Foundations
- Soliciting Sponsorships
- Paying the Piper
- 2006 Annual Conference Awards
- Aditional Funding Resources
- Advertisers.com


Fall 2006


- Making Accessibility a Priority
- Therapeutic Sampler
- Cartersville's Pine Mountain
- Carroll County Parks and Recreation Dreams Big
- Environmental Partners in Education
- A Potter's View of Community-Based Recreation
- Spotlight On: Georgia Golden Olympics


Summer 2006


- GRPA Adopts Operation TLC2
- GRPA Steps Up to Health Initiative
- Georgia Trails: Keeping Peach State Residents Happy
- Two Georgia Recreation Departments Say, "We Can!"
- Vending Machine & Concession Stand Choices
- How to Stay Safe with Snakes
- Spotlight On: Summer Lightning
Winter 2006
- From the President
- From the Executive Director
- GRPA 2006 Presidential Initiatives
- The Importance of Certification
- Spotlight On: Significant Change in the Industry
- Through the Years& GRPA Highlights
- 2005 Annual Conference Awards

Fall 2005
- Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation... Look at Them Now!
- Forsyth Countys Newest AdVenture
- Image is Important: Rural Recreation in South Georgia
- Dog Day Afternoon in Athens
- Barlow Street Pool
- Yesterdays Fields Compared to Todays Fields
- The Impact of Girls Fast-Pitch Softball in Georgia
- Roswell Visual Arts: A Masterpiece in the Works
- Therapeutic Recreation Services in Georgias Park & Recreation Agencies
- Spotlight On: Greene County Spring Fair
- Spotlight On: Annual GRPA Outdoor Institute
- Spotlight On: Stateboros Hidden Treasure

Summer 2005
- Get Moving To Save Your Life
- Stirrup Some Fun
- Exploring the Impact of Therapeutic Recreation on Mental Illness
- City of Gainesville Steps Up to Health Initiatives
- Health and Fitness Issues Changing Maintenance Needs
- Healthy Meal and Snack Choices from Your Park Concession Stands
- Walking for Health - Can I Afford It?

Winter 2005
- Annual Conference Awards
- The Changing Face of Teens
- Who You Gonna Call?
- Welcome to Cobb's Great Outdoors
- Taking a Closer Look at Sport's Fields
- Athletic Schedules: A Primer