REC202 - Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites

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Subject Title
Introduction to Recreation Facilities and Sites

Subject Description
This subject offers you a greater knowledge of the many types of outdoor areas, structures and buildings that are considered to be recreation facilities. While a hiking trail through a rural area does not conjure the same images as the new Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto, it is a recreation facility and a source of pleasure for those who use it. Simple or complex, conventional or innovative, indoor or outdoor, all recreation facilities share common elements and design features. You will examine what considerations are given to the planning of a recreation facility and explore some of the innovative designs and usage of new technological features in existing facilities. You will also explore how some buildings and structures have been creatively converted for recreational purposes.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic philosophies of facility design.
2. Differentiates between the different types and uses of recreation facilities.
3. Understand different Federal, Provincial and local building codes (laws) that affect the construction of recreation facilities.
4. Describes major considerations re the design of recreation facilities as they relate to the ease of maintenance and repair.
5. Understands the major considerations that dictate the everyday routines expected from facility management to
guarantee a long life of a recreation facility.
6. Demonstrates an understanding of the standard steps of recreation facility planning and applies that knowledge
to the successful design of a facility.
7. Evaluates various industry accepted guidelines and standards as to the design of recreation facilities.

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