Fitness and Health
Richard Houston delivered the keynote address on the role of parks and recreation in the fitness, health and wellness mission to The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society's Annual Conference in March 2012.

Houston also delivered the opening session presentation on fitness and health for the Arizona Park and Recreation Society's Annual Conference in August 2012.

Both sessions focus on the critical opportunity to extend parks 'fitness' brand in support of health and wellness initiatives in every community.  This strategy positions park and recreation organizations as a central player on the public health agenda. With the right 'value proposition,' significant funding opportunities are available.