Parks And Recreation
Starting in the middle of the second season, the writing staff began to draw inspiration from the premise of The Contender (2000). Schur explained The Contender was about a female politician trying to succeed amid intense scrutiny in a political arena dominated by men, which is similar to challenges Leslie Knope occasionally encounters. The financial difficulties Pawnee experiences during the late second-season and third-season episodes were reflective of the financial crisis facing the nation and much of the world when the episodes were produced. The introduction of Chris Traeger and Ben Wyatt as state auditors visiting Pawnee, and the subsequent government shutdown, were inspired by news reports at a time when a number of states considered a shutdown of schools, parks, and other services due to the global recession. The third season included a seven-episode story arc about the characters organizing a harvest festival and staking the financial future of their department on its success. The festival served as a device to unite the characters, much like the construction pit had earlier in the show. Schur said this was done because the first six episodes were written and filmed early, and the writing staff felt having one concise storyline to tie them together kept the writers focused and, in Schur's words, helped "organize our tired, end-of-the-year brains". For the romance arc between Leslie and Ben in seasons three and four, The Remains of the Day was used as an inspiration, as a story about two people who are forced not to convey their romantic feelings for each other due to a repressive social system, which Schur compared to modern-day government.
Parks and Recreation
Principal photography began on February 18, 2009, less than two months before the show premiered. The show faced early production delays because Poehler was pregnant when she signed on, and filming had to be postponed until she gave birth. The show was filmed in Southern California. The exterior of the Pawnee government building, and several of the hallway scenes, were shot at Pasadena City Hall. The parks and recreation department interiors, as well as the City Hall courtyard, were filmed on a large studio set sound stage. The set's windows were outfitted with water systems to simulate falling rain, and the windowsills included fake pigeons. The set also includes four hallways that make up the hospital setting where Ann Perkins works as a nurse. The construction pit featured throughout the first and second seasons was dug by the episode's producers at an undeveloped property in Van Nuys, a district of Los Angeles. The producers went door-to-door in the neighborhood, seeking residents' permission for the dig. The pit was guarded 24 hours a day. Scenes set in playgrounds and elsewhere outdoors were filmed on location in Los Angeles. Most scenes set in locations outside the usual Parks and Recreation settings were also filmed in Los Angeles-area locations. For example, public forum scenes in the pilot episode were filmed in one of the city's middle schools, and a town meeting scene in the episode "Eagleton" was shot at the Toluca Lake Sports Center in the Toluca Lake district of Los Angeles. Other Eagleton scenes were also shot at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, located in San Marino. Elaborate festival setting and corn maze sets featured in "Harvest Festival" was filmed at a real-life festival setting at Los Angeles Pierce College, a community college in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Schur said an aerial shot of the harvest festival at the end of the episode was the most expensive shot in the entire series.
Missoula Parks and Recreation is proud to serve the citizens of Missoula with quality recreation programs, well-maintained parks and trails, and an abundance of open space lands. Missoula boasts more than 550 acres of city parkland, 22 miles of commuter trails, 4,200 acres of conservation lands and 26,000 park and boulevard trees.
Our mission is to ensure every Missoula neighborhood is well-served with parks and open space, recreational facilities, and bicycle and pedestrian access to the great outdoors. Join us for healthy fun at our two exciting water parks, or participate in our wide variety of youth and adult recreation programs.
The Department of Recreation & Parks delivers recreation and leisure opportunities that improve the health and well-being of the community, and serves as stewards of the environment by managing, protecting, and conserving resources. The Department maintains 9,768 acres and more than 50 developed parks; and offers approximately 7,000 programs (including leagues, classes and camps) each year. Last year, volunteers donated over $1.5 million in labor costs. The parks also host local and national tournaments and events.
To responsibly manage natural resources; provide excellent parks, facilities, and recreation opportunities for the community; and ensure the highest quality of life for current and future generations.
The Department of Recreation and Parks strives to deliver recreation and leisure opportunities that will improve the health and well-being of the community and to serve as model stewards of the environment by managing, protecting, and conserving our resources for a sustainable future.
Howard County Recreation & Parks is recognized through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Department met 154 standards encompassing all operations contained in leisure services. These professional standards serve as an aid for improving performance and maintaining quality. They provide park and recreation agencies with an ability to evaluate their operation, while achieving and maintaining a level of efficiency and effectiveness. There are less than 200 accredited agencies in the United States.
Welcome to Lexington Parks & Recreation! We oversee over 100 parks in the city, six community centers, five golf courses, six pools, three arts venues, and numerous programs and events. Use this page as your gateway to Parks & Recreation, and find out more about what facilities, programs, and events are available to everyone in Lexington!
Parks and Recreation is "Improving Lives Through People, Parks and Play." We operate and maintain parks, trails and open space, golf courses, recreation centers, swimming pools, ice centers, and Wheeler Historic Farm.
We engage the public in delivering quality parks, equitable community partnerships, diverse recreational opportunities, and distinctive natural areas and open spaces. Our vision is to enrich lives through exceptional parks and programs.
The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the City's recreational programs and maintains 22 City-owned parks and greenways. Other facilities include Memorial Hall, 3 aquatic centers, 4 cemeteries, Joe Becker Stadium, the Joplin Athletic Complex, and Schifferdecker Golf Course.
Welcome to the Department of Parks and Recreation. We are a full service agency offering recreation programs and services throughout six facilities and 19 park sites encompassing over 222 acres of parkland.
Of the many parks and facilities available throughout the county, those that the Department manages include 117 parks, 3 campgrounds, 3 nature centers, 3 education centers, 78 beach access sites, 10 school athletic sites, and more than 16,500 managed acres of Environmentally Endangered Land sanctuaries and conservation areas. The Parks and Recreation Department's website offers residents and visitors a place to discover the unique features and recreational opportunities available throughout our parks.
Additionally, for those who love the outdoors, Brevard County's parks provide venues for community and regional activities including public golf at two beautiful golf courses; camping at three unique campgrounds; horse trails; fishing and boating--with access to the waterways by boat ramps at many parks; beach and lake swimming and various venues for water sports including sailing, windsurfing, surfing, rowing, catamaran, canoe, and kayak.
Facilities for other active sports include softball, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and there are many soccer and Little League ball fields. Picnic pavilions and playgrounds are available at various parks for more passive enjoyment.
The Park Finder is an interactive map that allows residents and visitors of Nashville to search for parks by activity, location, or name. Find tennis courts near your home. Find walking trails near your office. Find historic features, swimming pools or the Sportsplex. Get turn-by-turn directions to every Metro Park. Click on the Community Center or Sports icons, among others, to get detailed information on each activity.
The Parks and Recreation Department is working hard to enhance the quality of life of Flower Mound residents, including updating and renovating many Flower Mound playgrounds, parks, and trails. Take a look at the Park and Trails Improvements page, or submit a request to improve your favorite park.
As stewards of a legacy park system, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is dedicated to customer service and enhancing the health of residents and the environment through innovative programs and safe, beautiful and sustainable places. The DPR system includes 30 recreation centers and nearly 20,000 acres of urban and mountain parkland including off-street trails, parkways and natural areas.
Registration for spring recreation activities opens February 21 at noon! This season's highlights include alternative sports, swim lessons, adaptive excursions, day trips for adults 50+ and more. Browse the activity guide now!
Denver's park system includes more than 250 urban parks along with off-street trails, historic parkways, natural areas and more. Find all park-related information such as rules and regulations, amenities, and our park ranger program. 041b061a72