7.11.12 | ATA Community Archery Brief:
ATA Develops a Comprehensive Archery Park Guide for Parks and Recreation Agencies
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NEW ULM, Minn. - The ATA has created and released the first guide of its kind detailing how to build a community archery park.
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The Archery Park Guide was written for parks and recreation agencies anxious to build an archery park in their community. As an ATA member, this guide can be offered to community and/or state officials and those in leadership positions as a tool to infuse archery and bowhunting opportunities in your own state or locale.
This guide is a robust blueprint offering everything from site plans and recommendations to tips from city and state officials who have already built parks. Case studies from a variety of different locations are included, along with information on risk management and a breakdown of each park's amenities and costs (where available).
This useful guide thoughtfully addresses a critical need and overcomes a void in information available when agencies find themselves eager to incorporate archery into their recreational menu, but unsure where to start. This guide gives them steps to make it happen and it allows the industry to take another step toward its long-term goal: boosting archery and bowhunting participation.
Did You Know?
-- The ATA works with state wildlife agencies and local organizations through its community archery strategy to develop programs and build facilities to keep newcomers involved in archery.
-- The ATA spent more than $22,000 to hire architects to design archery parks and facilities for state wildlife agencies.
-- Archery equipment sales jumped 83% for one ATA-member retailer in Cullman, Ala. a year after ATA worked with city administrators and the state's wildlife agency to open a community archery park near this archery shop.
For more information, contact Michelle Doerr at (320)562-2680 or