Recreation/Park Administration Chair Featured in Article

Dr. Jon McChesney, chair of EKU’s Department of Recreation and Park Administration, was one of 12 experts featured in a recent WalletHub article that ranked the best and worst cities in the U.S. for recreation.

In addition to the rankings, McChesney and the other experts answered several key questions, such as:

·         How can a city improve its parks and recreational facilities without overspending?

·         When it comes to public parks and recreational facilities, what is the biggest mistake local authorities can make?

·         Do you believe it is a good idea for local authorities to subsidize recreational activities for certain groups of the population, such as elderly or children?

·         Do you believe that there is a direct link between the size of a park and the benefits it provides to the local community?

The article, including McChesney’s responses, can be viewed at

Published on July 29, 2014

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