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Parks and Recreation Featured in National Magazine


San Antonio Parks and Recreation featured in national magazine

"Most integral to SAPRD’s successes, however, was recognition of the need for innovative, free or low-cost programming, coupled with enticing incentives. This approach has significantly boosted awareness of San Antonio’s parks system and coaxed hundreds of thousands of San Antonians to the nearest trail, playground or rec center. "Our priority is our mission to provide quality parks and recreational programming, accessible to all," (Xavier) Urrutia says. "That can be a tall order, but I’m proud of the strong commitment of the department and the City of San Antonio to do exactly that."
--Excerpt from "The Parks of San Antone" article
Parks & Recreation Magazine June 15 issue

Parks & Recreation Magazine coverThe City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to share the news that San Antonio City parks and programming are featured in the June 2015 Parks & Recreation Magazine, the official publication of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This positive spotlight article regarding recent cultural shifts regarding health and wellness in San Antonio is one of three major features in the June issue focusing on health and wellness.

The article features interviews with Interim Assistant City Manager Xavier Urrutia, who served as the Parks and Recreation Department Director, and Special Projects Manager Michael Baldwin, who oversees the department's fitness initiatives. They share insights into how these shifts have positioned the City's parks as valuable assets for the enhancement of citizens' health.

The article shares the limelight with articles regarding how a city's structural makeup can contribute to a healthier population and an update on NRPA's Commit to Health initiative, which helps provide summer and after school healthy meals to children while teaching them about nutrition and health.

Click on the magazine cover to read the article in its entirety.

To read the article in Spanish, visit the link below:

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