Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2013 Parks Conference Papers

Landscapes & Open Spaces Innovation

 

Papers from the 2013 Parks Forum
Hosted by the
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Canmore, March 14 - 16,  2013

Alberta Parks Use of Text Mining

A common approach to analyzing open-ended customer survey data is to manually assign codes to text observations. Basic descriptive...

Authenticity, Innovation, and the Paradox of Parks

One of the great popular appeals of the park is that it serves as a refuge from the artificiality, the consumerism, and the bureaucratic...

Carving the Niche - Innovative Approaches to Designing Remarkable Experiences

Delivering remarkable and sustainable experiences for our visitors involves much more than just bringing people into our amazing parks....

Case study on Michigan State Parks

In this presentation, Ron Olson discusses how to reinvent yourself and be innovative and yet still use tried and true methods when...

Developing and Operating an Off-leash Dog Park

Co-Presenters: Doug Evans...

Factors Affecting Development of Sustained Collaboration in Regional Land Management. A case study of the Beaver Hills Initiative

In a qualitative case study of a long term (10 year) voluntary collaboration between three levels of government, ENGOs and academic...

From Apathy and Fatigue to Forging a Future of Active Community Living Winner

Co-Presenters: Michelle and Tony Giestlinger The session looks at Longview's journey towards uniting its diverse community members,...

From PDA to iPad: Lessons Learned from Four Years of App-Making at Parks Canada

This presentation presents the Explora technology, a downloadable iPhone and Android app, and how the Explora project was “future...

Informed riparian management choices for functioning landscapes

This presentation will examine grazing and non-grazing land management options that focus on supporting healthy riparian areas. Using...

Low Impact Development - they say “green is the new grey” but what does this mean?

This presentation provides an overview of the evolution of stormwater management, and discusses how green “low impact development...

Maintaining Our Services during a Crisis: Business Continuity in the Mountain Parks

The main objective of business continuity planning is to continually deliver critical services instead of resuming or recovering a...

Nature and Joy First: Friluftsliv, the Norwegian Notion of Outdoor Life

Friluftsliv: the word, the meanings, the values, is explored with attention to the implications for parks and communities. Stories of...

Open Space Park Development - How a Skate Park Project can Re-shape a Community

Co-Presenters: Trevor Morgan and Jerry Hedlund This session reviews the development process of a new world-class Skate Park in Red Deer...

Ralph Klein Park

Co-Presenters: Kym McCulley and Doug Marter Ralph Klein Park, recipient of the Parks Excellence Award, is Calgary’s newest major...

WAMP Up Your Parks: Innovative Parks Asset Management

Co-Presenters: Todd Reichardt and Troy Sykes This presentation looks at how to apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to your People, Processes...

Yardstick – The measure of performance. Using benchmarking to measure, compare and improve performance

Yardstick, the industry owned benchmarking project, demonstrates how the measurement of service delivery and business practices when...
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