Finding affordable and accessible recreation activities in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties isn’t always easy, especially for those in rural areas who live on a fixed income. Creating more programs and facilities that are low or no cost and improving access to existing facilities will make it easier for people to be active. The following are some resources to assist communities in providing high quality recreation programs:
- Rural Recreation Association (RRA) works to facilitate planning, professional development, communication, and the sharing of resources between individuals and organizations involved in physical activity and recreation.
- PlaySport.net has ideas for games and equipment for your local programs.
- The report ‘Economic Benefits of Rural Recreation and Leisure Services’ was commissioned by the Rural Recreation Association as a resource and tool for champions to communicate with municipalities, individuals, organizations and decision makers about the ‘grounded-in-research’ economic benefits of recreation. The report explores: capital infrastructure, human resource capacity, programs and services, as well as outdoor leisure recreation.
- There are local supports available to help residents access and participate in local recreation programming. For other ideas on providing affordable, accessible programs, see PRO resources.