Day: May 7, 2020

River Road Park & Recreation



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Welcome to River Road Park District!

We will be closed until further notice.


River Road Park District Closure Update



Hello Everyone,

We thank you again for your patience during this difficult time.  Although we do not know what the future holds, we are working hard to create a safe and clean environment for all of you to come back to.  The District utilizes information provided by Governor Brown to educate ourselves, and are using projected models to estimate a timeframe to reopen.  Current information can be found at the following links:

Our staff, just like all of you, are anxious to reopen our facilities, but we have to wait for authorization from the Governor to do so.  We will continue to post videos on our YouTube channel and on Facebook, and encourage all of you to participate in our classes from home. Until we are able to reopen our doors, we hope that all of you continue to stay healthy and safe.


Jase Newton


River Road Park & Recreation District



Our spring and summer programs are on hold. As soon as we know more, we will update you and this website. Please check back or call if you have any questions.

Stay safe!



Dear River Road Park & Recreation District Patrons,

The staff at River Road Park & Recreation District would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during this strange and stressful time. We continue to follow the guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the executive orders from Governor Brown. Unfortunately, that means we will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.

To assist in your health and wellbeing, our staff has created both adult and children’s programming. To access this programming, please subscribe to the District’s YouTube channel

If you have any programming questions, please contact our District business office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm at 541-688-4052 or for assistance by department please contact an email below:

Recreation Director – [email protected]

Adult Recreation Programs – [email protected]

55+ Activities / Trips – [email protected]

Youth Recreation Programs – [email protected]

Aquatics – [email protected]
[email protected]

Gymnastics – [email protected]

For all other questions – [email protected]

Please visit or for facility and park information.

May you, and those around you, continue to stay healthy. We hope to see you very soon!



First and foremost, we would like to say how much we miss seeing each and every one of you. Children attending our early childhood programs. Gymnasts at Prairie Hall. Adults in our water exercise, yoga, and tai chi classes. Attendees on our 55+ day trips. This is an extraordinarily challenging time, and we would like to thank all of you for your continued support.

Both physical and mental exercise are important in our everyday lives. Our job is to help provide you

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How to Respond to Hotel Reviews: The Positive Review

It’s clear that hoteliers should respond to hotel reviews, especially negative reviews and mixed reviews. But when we recommend that hoteliers respond to as many reviews as possible, that does include some positive reviews. Why? There are several benefits to responding to positive hotel reviews.


1. Encourage loyalty.

You can encourage loyalty with guests by reaching out to those who take the time to write you a positive review. They’ve already had a great experience with your property. This extra personal touch will make them more likely to choose your hotel again and again.

2. Turn brand enthusiasts into promoters.

Guests who write positive reviews are also likely to be brand enthusiasts. Not only does your response encourage loyalty, it also makes them more likely to tell their friends (in person, or on social media) about the great experience they had at your hotel.

3. Leave a positive impression on prospective guests.

Guests expect you to respond to reviews. 93% of travelers look at online reviews before they book a hotel. 78% of travelers say that “a management response to a good review makes me think highly of the hotel.” By responding to at least some of your positive reviews, you have the opportunity to influence prospective guests at a critical stage in the booking process.

How to respond to hotel reviews: The Thank You Sandwich Formula

1. Thank the guest by name.

Be sure to thank the guest and address him or her by name. This person took the time to write a glowing review of your property, which does wonders for your online reputation. The least you can do is thank your guest for doing you a favor!

2. Personalize the response to the review.

Re-iterate some of the specific compliments the reviewer makes about your property. Express delight that the guest had such a wonderful stay. This reinforces the positives and communicates to readers that you truly care about your guests.

3. Thank the guest again, and encourage him or her to return. 

Encourage loyalty by reminding your guests that you love seeing them again and again.

Real World Example

Here’s one example of a guest that wrote a glowing review that highlights some of the unique aspects of this hotel. If you’re not able to respond to all of your positive reviews, select the reviews that really stand out like this one.

A manager might respond like this:

Hello awwasti,

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the guided docent tour through our museum galleries. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. 

Gerry L | General Manager

When should I respond to positive hotel reviews?

While it’s ideal to respond to every review your property gets

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When will Europe fully reopen for tourism? Not anytime soon.

The most optimistic countries — Greece and Portugal among them — hope there’s a chance they might be able to pitch themselves as safe options by the second half of summer. Others, including Italy, are looking to regional travel to partially salvage their tourism industries and economies, while they sort out when to reopen borders and whom to let in.

“It is too soon to say whether we can take holidays,” President Emmanuel Macron told French citizens Tuesday. “What I can say is that we will limit major international travel, even during the summer. We will stay among Europeans and depending on how the epidemic evolves, we might have to reduce that a little more.”

And in Sicily, though money has been set aside to relaunch tourism, it isn’t yet clear when the promotion will become possible.

Travel has been tightly restricted in Europe since March, when the continent’s vaunted open borders closed in quick succession, and the European Union shut its external boundaries to nonessential travel. European leaders credit the combination of those closures and strict social distancing measures with helping them to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Now, as governments seek to get their societies moving again without triggering an unmanageable spike in transmissions, they are counting on continued or even reinforced restrictions at their borders to help maintain some level of control.

The European Union’s ban on nonessential travel from countries outside the bloc is set to expire May 15. But one E.U. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss deliberations, said the ban was highly likely to be extended for another month at least.

On top of that, some countries are considering mandatory quarantines for international arrivals.

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the BBC last weekend that he was “actively looking at” the possibility of a 14-day quarantine, “so that when we have infection rates within the country under control, we’re not importing.”

A provision under consideration by the French Parliament this week would require 14 days of isolation for new arrivals and up to 30 days for people with symptoms.

The government has clarified that people from the European Union would be exempt, as would, for instance, truck drivers transporting goods. But it remains unclear whether the measure would apply to travelers from all other countries or only those on a French government list of “zones where the virus is circulating.” Macron earlier voiced particular concern about the United States being behind Europe on the outbreak curve.

Within Europe, too, the progression of the virus may influence when border restrictions between countries come down.

Thierry Breton, a member of the European Commission who handles tourism policy, told French radio that it is likely that certain areas of the European Union would be open to tourists and others not. He said borders could turn on and off between E.U. countries depending on the outbreak.

“It is like this, and it has to be accepted,” he said. “The borders of the pandemic

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Springville Recreation

All Recreation programs are postponed until further notice.

Rec Office is located at 443 South 200 East, Springville, UT 84663

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Follow Springville Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the most updated information.

Youth Sport Registrations:

Registration is temporarily suspended.

Upcoming Registrations:

Registration is temporarily suspended.

*Registration is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through the Rec1 online system. Users must create a family account and log in to register. If you have difficulties with Rec1 online registration, please call the Rec office during regular business hours at 801-489-2730. If you forget your password, please call and it can be re-set. Please do not create multiple accounts to register your participant. Most registration problems can be solved quickly over the telephone. The Recreation staff can help by phone so coming to the office isn’t necessary (unless you are paying cash or check). Click here for Rec1 Online Registration.

Cash and check payments for registration are accepted in-office at Springville Recreation, 443 South 200 East, during regular business hours.

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Recreation Mission Statement: To create lasting memories, provide diverse opportunities, build unity, and provide safe and fun experiences for all ages, abilities and interests.

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Moon Parks & Recreation

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NEW!! – Virtual Recreation

Visit our new Virtual Recreation page today to discover fun activites for all ages!

2020 Park Pavilion Rentals

Reserve a pavilion today!  Pavilion fees have been updated for the 2020 season.  Please visit the Rentals page to view the updated fees as well as additional rental information. 

Memorial Day Ceremony

Sunday, May 24, 2020

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Municipal Building Memorial Garden
Help us honor America’s fallen heroes with a Memorial Day ceremony.  The Keith-Holmes Post 402 V.F.W. of Coraopolis and its Auxiliary will perform commemorative services.

Earth Day at Robin Hill – Rescheduled to Sunday, August 16

Sunday, August 16, 2020

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Robin Hill

Earth Day at Robin Hill provides an opportunity to learn what we can do to keep our environment, and ourselves, healthy. Mrs. Beryl “Randy” Johnson, a long-time Moon Township resident and educator, envisioned the first Earth Day at Robin Hill as an annual community celebration of biodiversity and environments.

This year’s theme is “PEACE, LOVE, & PINE TREES.” Students from Moon Area and Rhema Christian schools participate in the t-shirt design contest, with the winners announced at the event. The Moon Township Green Team and Environmental Advisory Council invite you to participate in a family-friendly environmental event featuring fun for everyone!

Download the T-shirt Contest Entry Form! 


Click here for Teen Volunteer Opportunities


Visit our Youth, Teen, Adult, and Senior Program pages as well as our Event page for more upcoming happenings!!

Get Involved

Moon Parks & Recreation offers a variety of programs and classes throughout the year for all ages and skill levels. Check out our programs and events pages for a full listing of activities. 

Online registration is available for most of our programs:
Online Registration

View the latest Moon Messenger: Moon Messenger

Sign up for our email list by creating an account: Create an Account

Give the Gift of Play! Check out the sponsorship opportunities and plans for the new Moon Park Playground.  Download the playground sponsorship brochure.

Park Alerts


In accordance with Governor Wolf’s announcement allowing for the restricted opening of parks, Moon Park will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Moon Park will remain open each day from 9am until dusk.  In compliance with state regulations, the playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and volleyball court will remain closed.  Restrooms will be open and cleaned on a two-hour schedule.  Park patrons must adhere to social distancing, wear masks when interacting, refrain from gathering in groups, and are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.  While Allegheny County remains in the Red Phase of the Governors plan, the park is to be used as a passive space for recreation, team sports are not allowed. 

In the next few weeks we are hopeful that Allegheny County will be moved into the yellow phase.  During this phase sport courts and fields will reopen.  Groups of 25 will be allowed to congregate

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Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

Some federal employees likely aren’t taking vacation right now, either because they’re under state stay-at-home orders or there’s simply too much work to do — or some combination of both.

A few House Democrats are eyeing new legislation that would ensure federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they’d otherwise have to forfeit at the end of the year.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) introduced the Federal Frontline Worker Leave Protection Act, which would specifically allow employees to carry over unused annual leave due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Under existing policy, most federal employees can carry up to 30 days of leave to the next year. Any accrued leave that’s left is usually gone.

But current statute does allow agencies to restore forfeited annual leave to federal employees, but only in specific circumstances. Agencies could, according to regulations from the Office of Personnel Management, restore lost annual leave when there’s an “exigency of public business.”

This may include scenarios where there’s an urgent need for an employee to be at work and therefore can’t use his or her annual leave, OPM has said.

Wexton’s bill would specify the current coronavirus pandemic as an “exigency of public business” for the purposes of restoring annual leave lost before, during or after the date of the legislation’s enactment.

“During the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, our federal workers are stepping up and working tirelessly to help Americans weather this crisis,” Wexton said Tuesday in a statement. “It’s all hands on deck right now and taking time off is not an option for many federal employees. Federal workers should not be forced to lose their benefits while they carry out the essential work of government. We owe it to them to protect what they’ve earned.”

The bill has a few co-sponsors, including Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), as well as District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

The Pentagon issued related guidance on leave for military members last month. The Defense Department is allowing active-duty members to accrue more leave than usual— anywhere from 60 to 120 days — and hold on to it through 2023.

DoD’s stop move orders, which run through at least June 30, are clearly preventing servicemembers from using their leave, Matthew Donovan, the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, said.

“Leave is vital to the continued health and welfare of our service members and civilian workforce and is key to the Secretary of Defense’s first priority in responding to COVID-19-protecting our service members, DoD civilians, and their families,” he said in the guidance.

Beyond Wexton’s legislation on annual leave, several other congressional members have introduced bills of their own that would compensate or protect federal employees working through the pandemic.

Push for federal hazard pay continues

Congressional Democrats have been most vocal in advocating for hazard pay for federal employees working on the frontlines of the pandemic, but there are signs of bipartisan support.

Nearly 20 senators, led by Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

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PA Outdoor Recreation Plan

Applications for the 2020 Community Conservation Partnership Program grant round should reference the 2014-2019 Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan Executive Summary (PDF).

The 2020 grant application round closes Wednesday, April 22.

Every five years, states across the nation are required to produce a new statewide recreation plan to help guide their recreation policies, programs, and investments.

The plan is needed to remain eligible for federal grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which are used to:

  • Build parks and historic sites

  • Conserve forests, rivers, lakes, and wildlife habitat

  • Provide access to recreation, hunting, and fishing

Pennsylvania has benefitted from more than $178 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for projects across the commonwealth during the last 55 years.

2020-2024 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan

While Pennsylvania is still implementing the recommendations and action of its
2014 Outdoor Recreation Plan, DCNR has begun the process of developing its 2020-2024 plan, which is expected to be released in the spring of 2020.

A 39-member
Technical Advisory Committee (PDF) of state agencies and organizations who can bring resources to the planning, funding, and implementation of the plan, has helped develop
Draft 2020-2024 Statewide Outdoor Recommendations and Actions (PDF), containing 20 recommendations and nearly 100 action items for future outdoor recreation planning.

Public Participation in Developing Plan

Public participation is a vital component of the development of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan.

With each plan, research is conducted to gather feedback and insight of Pennsylvania residents, recreation enthusiasts, and those that provide outdoor recreation services and facilities.

Fall and Spring Lion Polls

During the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019, the Penn State Center for Survey Research conducted two Lion Polls to understand outdoor recreation patterns and opinions regarding future recreation land conservation, facility development and management.

Summary of Fall 2018 Lion Poll (PDF)
Summary of Spring 2019 Lion Poll (PDF)

Local Recreation Provider Survey

More than 1,000 recreation providers, including local appointed officials, local elected officials, and park and recreation directors, responded to a survey gauging outdoor recreation services in their local communities and the challenges they face.

Summary of Local Recreation Provider Survey (PDF)

Public Online Survey

An online survey was conducted during May and June 2019 to capture the thoughts and opinions of everyday Pennsylvanians who did not have an opportunity to answer the other surveys, but had an interest in outdoor recreation. A total of 8,676 people responded.

Summary of Public Online Survey (PDF)

Focus Groups

Two focus groups of Latino and Black Pennsylvanians were conducted to garner opinions from two groups that are underrepresented in other survey methods used by DCNR.

Summary of Focus Group Sessions (PDF)

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Park Careers, Recreation Jobs | National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Career Center is the online resource for park and recreation professionals.

Job Seekers

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we’ll help you find the opportunity that’s right for you.

Find a Job


Target your recruiting and reach qualified park and recreation professionals quickly and easily. 

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Job Seeker Resources 

Career Development


Customer Service

If you have any questions, please contact us by email [email protected] or by phone at 800.626.NRPA (6772).


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Is it possible to plan a “safe” vacation?

“My biggest loss would be the condo if we cancel,” he says. “I would lose half of my payment.”

Smiler is not alone. As Americans cautiously look to their next vacation, they’re concerned about health — not just physical health but also financial health. They want something safe. Here’s how travel industry sectors look when it comes to safety:

Airlines: Air carriers are taking a variety of steps to protect passengers’ health, such as blocking middle seats to and testing for covid-19. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are among the major airlines blocking middle seats. Frontier Airlines announced last week that it will guarantee an empty middle seat next to you for $39.

Emirates was one of the first airlines to conduct blood tests on passengers. Other carriers have announced plans to clean the cabins more thoroughly. Qatar Airways, for example, said it would install advanced air-filtration systems, adopt protocols for washing onboard linen and blankets, and sanitize its service utensils and cutlery at higher temperatures.

But passengers are unhappy with the way airlines have handled their money. When carriers canceled flights, they pushed passengers to accept vouchers instead of the legally required full refunds. No one knows what future refund policies will look like, but travelers are certain they will favor the airlines.

“While airlines were lenient and understanding with flights affected by the first waves of infection, travel booked during stay-at-home and quarantine orders may have different rules and regulations,” says Matthew Bradley, the regional security director for the Americas at International SOS.

Cruise lines: It’s too early to tell how safe cruises will — or won’t — be. Some cruise lines have taken steps to reassure prospective customers that they run a clean ship. Carnival, for example, announced new ship cleaning standards, which include more frequent sanitizing of surfaces, thorough cleaning of staterooms and nightly deep cleaning with specialized equipment.

“When cruising resumes, I expect them to be much safer than they were just a few months ago,” says Tanner Callais, founder of the cruise website

Health experts warn that diseases can spread rapidly on cruise ships, and they recommend avoiding them if you are in a high-risk group.

“Even if there are doctors onboard, they may not be able to provide adequate care should someone become severely ill, and they may not be able to get that person to necessary care in a timely manner,” says Chris Worsham, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Hotels: Hotel chains have been introducing additional measures to sanitize their properties. For example, Marriott recently announced programs designed to keep its hotels virus-free, including the use of electrostatic sprayers (which disperse very fine, electrically charged particles that aggressively adhere to surfaces) with hospital-grade disinfectants.

But during the early days of the covid-19 outbreak, hotels were reluctant to let guests off the hook for nonrefundable stays. Some resorts also refused to refund money, forcing customers to accept vouchers instead. As

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