Government-Sponsored Recreation • National Parks • National parks have become very popular destinations for travelers. • People are visiting these parks in great numbers for various recreational and educational purposes: • To experience the natural landscape • To see plants and animals in their natural environment • To view major sights • To learn abut significant battles in the various wars and other significant events from history
National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) • The National Parks Development Committee is a government agency that is tasked to oversee national parks in the Philippines. It was established primarily for the purpose of developing and maintaining national parks specifically the Rizal Park or Luneta, Paco Park, the Pookni Maria Makiling and Burnham Park. • The NPDC was established on January 14, 1963 by Executive Order 30 for the development of Quezon Memorial Circle, Luneta and other National Parks. In 1964, the committee was then designated as the "National Parks Development Committee". It was attached to the Department of Tourism in 1987.
Commercial Recreation Commercial recreation has been defined as “recreation which the consumer pays and for which the supplier expects to make a profit”.
Theme Parks Theme parks create an atmosphere of another place and time, and usually concentrate on one dominant theme around which architecture, landscaping, costumed personnel, rides, shows, foodservice, and merchandise are coordinated.
Clubs Private clubs are places where only members gather for social, recreational, professional, or fraternal reasons. Club members pay an initiation fee to belong to the club and annual membership dues thereafter. Some clubs charge a set utilization fee, usually related to food and beverages, which is charged whether or not those services are used.
Country Club • offers recreational facilities; the focus generally is on golf, but tennis and swimming are frequently included/ occasionally, other activities such as horseback riding, pool rooms, card rooms, aerobic facilities and other activities are also provided for the members’ enjoyment. • Nearly all country clubs have one or more lounge and restaurants, and most have banquet facilities. The banquet facilities are used for formal and informal parties, dinners, dances, weddings, and so on by the members and their personal guests.
City Clubs are predominantly business-oriented; they vary in size, location, type of facility, and services offered. Clubs exist to cater to the want and needs of members.
Categories of City clubs: • Professional Clubs are clubs for people in the same profession. • Social Clubs, allow members to enjoy one another’s company, members represent many different professions, yet they have similar socioeconomic backgrounds. • Athletic Clubs, give city workers and residents an opportunity to work out, swim, play squash and/or racquetball or so on.
Dining Clubs are generally located in large city office buildings. These are always open for lunch and occasionally for dinner. • University Clubs are private clubs for alumni. These are generally located in the high-rent district and offer a variety of facilities and attractions focusing on food and beverage service. • Military Clubs, cater to both NCO’s (noncommissioned officers) and enlisted officers. These are located on base.
Yacht Clubs provide members with moorage slips, where their boats are kept secure. These have lounge, bar, and dining facilities similar to other clubs. Yacht clubs are based on a sailing theme and attract members with various backgrounds who have sailing as one of their common interests. • Fraternal Clubs, foster camaraderie and often assist charitable causes. • Proprietary Clubs, operate on a for-profit basis. They are owned by corporations or individuals; people wanting to become members purchase a membership, not a share in the club.
Non-commercial Recreation • Voluntary Organizations are nongovernmental, nonprofit agencies, serving the public-large or selected elements with multiservice programs that often include a substantial element of recreational opportunity. The best known voluntary organization include the boy scouts, girl scouts, and YMCA.
Campus Recreation • college and university programs include involvement by campus recreation offices, intramural departments, student unions, residence staff, or other sponsors. • Type of school activities: • Competitive sports and games • Outdoor recreation trips and events • Cultural problems • Leisure-oriented activities
Employment Recreation business and industry have realized the importance of promoting employees efficiency. Human resource experts have found that workers who spend their free time at constructive recreational activities have less absenteeism resulting from emotional tension, illness, excessive use of alcohol, and so on.