Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Fall 8-6-1954

Abstract

This study investigated the recreation resources and needs as they exist in Loveland, Colorado, and through a questionnaire, the recreation participation and opinions of students and adults in the community. Its purpose was to analyze the information secured through the study in the form of conclusions and recommendations that may be presented to the Loveland Planning Commission to help the Commission in planning for future recreation facilities and activities in Loveland. It was found that indoor and outdoor facilities were inadequate and more facilities should be developed to meet present and future recreation needs. The leadership and program of activities were correspondingly inadequate. The three major recommendations were: adopt a local ordinance creating a recreation agency with authority to administer the public recreation program; employ a full-time, year-round recreation leader, professionally trained and with experience; and establish a sufficient budget to provide a more varied recreation program that will more nearly meet the needs of Loveland, Colorado.

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