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At the end of this section, students will be able to:
- Explain the origins and extent of parks and recreation and how hospitality services support and enhance the parks and recreation experience
- Summarize current and future trends and explain how they impact the management of hospitality services within parks and recreation
- Describe career opportunities within the parks and recreation segment of the hospitality industry
- Suggest tactics parks and recreation organizations can utilize to be sustainable and positively impact the planet
- Reflect on strategies parks and recreation organizations can implement to positively impact diversity and inclusion within the industry