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    • Call for Editor-in-Chief - JPRA

      Call for Editor-in-Chief - JPRA - Download the PDF The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration ( is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

      The Editor-in-Chief is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of preparing four regular issues of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA) for publication each year.

      Full details available here (PDF).

    • May is National Water Safety Month

      The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, 3rd Ed. In recognition of the popularity of swimming and other water-related recreational activities in the United States, and the resulting need for ongoing public education on safer water practices, the month of May 2018 is National Water Safety Month!


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      Youth Development, 2nd Ed.
      For April and May 2018 we are offering the print version of Youth Development: Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings, 2nd Ed., at a discount of 30%.

      Discount applies automatically when you add it to your cart.
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Books and ebooks
Leadership in Leisure Services, 4th ed.

Print: $80.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $45.00Add to Cart

eText: $54.00Add to Cart

Includes fully updated chapters with contemporary practices for leadership in the broad field of recreation and parks. More...

Financing the Sport Enterprise 2nd. Ed.

Print: $72.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart


Sport is big business! As the world of sport continues to grow, there is a great need for the sport manager to have a working knowledge... More...

Basic Athletic Training, 6th Ed.

Print: $56.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


A comprehensive introduction to current philosophies, procedures, and practices related to the care and prevention of athletic injuries. More...

Leisure, Health, and Wellness

Print: $63.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $35.00Add to Cart


How parks, recreation and leisure studies contribute to health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and societies. More...

Management Functions in Recreational Therapy

Print: $72.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $40.00Add to Cart

Etext: $48.00Add to Cart

Provides students and practitioners with perspectives on the management of recreational therapy heretofore unavailable to them. More...

Outdoor Recreation, 4th ed.

Print: $90.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


Revised, updated, and expanded to be a leading resource in outdoor recreation not only in the United States but also in Canada. More...

Problem Solving in Recreation and Parks, 5th Ed.

Print: $59.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $30.00Add to Cart


To find solutions to the critical problems facing the recreation and park profession, its leaders must become effective problem solvers. More...

Facility Management for Physical Activity and Sports

Print: $67.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $44.00Add to Cart


Provides managers with a fundamental understanding of the concepts and issues facing today’s professional. More...

Pricing Recreation and Park Services

Print: $99.00Add to Cart

Ebook: $44.00Add to Cart

eText: $54.00Add to Cart

Provides a scientific foundation to guide pricing decisions confronting managers and elected officials in public parks and recreation agencies. More...

Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism, 7th ed.

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Ebook: $50.00Add to Cart


Provides an introduction to the scope, characteristics, management aspects, and trends of the commercial recreation and tourism industry. More...


Pastimes, 6th ed.: The Context of Contemporary Leisure [etext]

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eText: $59.00

As a learning tool, this sixth edition teaches more. It contains updated and new illustrations of concepts through field-based cases, biographical features, exploratory activities, and research studies.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives eText

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eText: $48.00

In this important book, the authors explore, document, and delve into the construct of diversity within the context of managing and providing recreation and leisure-related services.

Management Functions in Recreational Therapy [etext]

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eText: $48.00

This book provides students and practitioners with perspectives on the management of recreational therapy heretofore unavailable to them.

Recreation Programming, 7th ed. [etext]

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eText: $59.00

The leading text for teaching programming in over 100 higher education institutions in the United States and abroad.

Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts [etext]

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eText: $45.00

Designed to introduce leisure and other service providers to behavior analysis and to assist them in developing and strengthening their skills in applying associated techniques.

Outdoor Recreation Planning [etext]

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eText: $60.00

Provides guidance for defining where outdoor recreation resource management should and could be going forward.

Interactive Health and Fitness [etext]

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eText: $59.00

Interactive Health and Fitness is an innovative system of learning that blends a conversational, easy-to-read textbook with cutting-edge technology.

A Career With Meaning, 2nd ed. [etext]

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eText: $54.00

A tailor made journey that enables individuals to match their core beliefs and values with numerous professional opportunities within the leisure industry.

Case Studies in Therapeutic Recreation [etext]

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eText: $35.00

A relatable, easy-to-read text that explains theory and provides opportunities to practice skills needed to become a successful recreational therapist.

Introduction to Community Tourism [etext]

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eText: $52.00

Intended to assist individuals and communities to consider the nature of tourism in a community context and its relationship to quality of life for the resident population in that community.

Perspectives on Recreational Therapy [etext]

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eText: $53.00

At no other time in the history of the profession have recreational therapists been presented with such tremendous opportunities to improve care and advance their profession.

Introduction to Recreation Services for People With Disabilities, 4th Ed. [etext]

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eText: $54.00

Reflects a broad-based explanation of the role of practitioners in the interrelated fields of therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, and special recreation.



Sagamore publishes eight journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, education and more.

  • Learning Disabilities - A Multidisciplinary Journal
    An official publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), disseminates the most current thinking and practice on learning disabilities.

  • Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership
    The only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership.

  • Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership
    JNEL publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to nonprofit education and leadership to develop theory and practice.
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
    For over three decades, JPRA has provided information to enhance the effectiveness and professionalism of park and recreation administrators.


  • Journal of Applied Sport Management
    The official publication of the Applied Sport Management Association, JASM is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal providing the latest research in all aspects of applied sport management.

    Quarterly publication designed to be a single responsible source of valuable information for those interested in sport, physical education, and recreation involving individuals with disabilities.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal
    Provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.
  • The Physical Educator
    One of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas.





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