It Starts In Parks is an initiative of the Florida Recreation and Park Association intended to better position parks and recreation in the future to be recognized and supported for the important benefits and services provided by the profession, to citizens of and visitors to the state of Florida. The intended outcome of the initiative is that people in the state of Florida will know, value and support the profession of parks and recreation.
Who are the people? The people of the "It Starts in Parks" initiative are decision makers at the city, county, state levels; related professions including health, public safety, planning, law enforcement, etc.; current and perspective professionals including full time staff, part time staff, potential professionals, and valued volunteers; and the public including citizen advocates, civic and service organizations.
The It Starts in Parks initiative is in its second rendering. The refreshed graphics demonstrate that "It Starts in Parks - Coaching, Connecting, Community". The program has graphic material available to those wishing to utilize the material to assist in promoting the value of parks and recreation.