As we wrap up parks and recreation month, we bring on Jim Ford, Parks Planner at McGill, to speak with Gary Jackson, former Asheville City Manager, about what he's learned over the course of the month from discussions with McGill’s parks and recreation clients. Jim shares how local governments have embraced the change associated with the COVID-19 by developing innovative programs to address the difficulties associated with the health crisis, from social distancing on sports fields to registering for events online. We know that Program directors are tackling the difficult realities of having to reduce operational expenditures while leveraging what has become one of the most important resources in this time of social distancing. In this podcast, McGill provides some helpful suggestions and shows the bright spots in the parks and recreation industry.

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