Recreation and Leisure

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  • Community Gardening (2)
    BD-2600.1500

    Community Gardening

    BD-2600.1500

    Programs that provide plots of land on which groups of people living in a neighborhood can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants; may be located in parks, schools, hospital grounds or other open areas; and may be nurtured communally and the bounty shared, have individual plots for personal use, or be dedicated to "urban agriculture" where produce is grown for a market. Some have raised beds that are accessible to people with disabilities. The gardens provide an opportunity for participants to savor the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home-grown produce; save money on their food bills; grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket; or simply get some exercise and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. They also support a community's food security, contribute to the preservation of open space, strengthen community bonds, provide a sense of connection to the environment and offer opportunities for community education.
  • Exercise Classes/Groups (64)
    PL-6600.1800

    Exercise Classes/Groups

    PL-6600.1800

    Programs that offer a general program of exercise for people who are concerned about maintaining their physical fitness which may include walking, stretching and other similar activities.
  • International Travel Advisories (2)
    BT-8750.3300

    International Travel Advisories

    BT-8750.3300

    Programs that provide information to the public regarding health risks, political instability and other conditions abroad which may affect an individual's decision to travel.
  • Neighborhood Improvement Groups (1)
    TD-1600.6000

    Neighborhood Improvement Groups

    TD-1600.6000

    Organizations whose members are usually residents of a particular community or neighborhood who work together to remedy deficiencies in existing neighborhood conditions or to enhance conditions that are currently satisfactory.
  • Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers (2)
    TC-5500.6000

    Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers

    TC-5500.6000

    Multipurpose centers that offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are structured to meet the unique and varied needs of the entire community through different programs for different age and interest groups.
  • Outdoor Environmental Education (2)
    PL-7400.6300

    Outdoor Environmental Education

    PL-7400.6300

    Programs that offer open-air learning experiences, particularly for schoolchildren, that promote appreciation for and understanding of local ecosystems and our fundamental connections to the world around us. Activities may include identification of plants, insects and animals and exploration of their habitats, learning about weather and its relationship to environmental processes, geological history and demonstrations of the importance of biodiversity and sustainability. Students may investigate the life cycles of animals in a pond; observe the growth and reproduction of common plant species; examine the form and function of leaves, stems, roots and flowers and how these features help to classify plants; consider the interrelationship between predator and prey; learn how different animals grow and change with the seasons; learn and practice compass navigation and other outdoor skills; and/or make other discoveries which foster engaged and responsible environmental citizenship. Outdoor education programs may be provided through schools, conservation authorities or other organizations.
  • Physical Fitness for Diabetes (1)
    PL-6600 * YF-3000.2440

    Physical Fitness for Diabetes

    PL-6600 * YF-3000.2440

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.

    A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.

  • Recreation Centers (29)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Swimming Facilities (15)
    PL-6400.7000-840

    Swimming Facilities

    PL-6400.7000-840

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, swimming pools which may be equipped with diving boards of various heights, slides and other equipment.
 
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