Management Planning in Public Recreation Agencies

Authors

  • Donald Getz

Keywords:

Management, planning models, recreation, leisure service agencies.

Abstract

Approaches to recreation management, programming, evaluation, and planning in municipal leisure services are compared by tracing the evolution of comprehensive planning models. It is concluded that a new model of planning in public recreation agencies is required--one that integrates planning within the management processes of the organization. The recommended model is based on systems theory and management science. Its application would result in more comprehensive, adaptable planning that stresses policy making over master plans. Problems of implementing this model are discussed in the context of two municipalities that have evolved toward management planning.?

Published

1986-07-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers