See it, Be it!: Careers in Parks & Recreations

A career path in the space of Parks & Recreations is so much more than what you may have seen in the comedy sitcom of the early 2000s. If you have an interest in being outdoors, helping people, and bettering your community–this COULD BE the career path for you! Learn more:



Does this career interest you? Want to know the pathway to take?

Some 4-H projects and opportunities aligned with this career:

Diversity: The Source of Our Strength

Edible Landscapes

Explore the Outdoors

My Hands to Larger Service

Take a peek at other 4-H projects at Ohio 4-H Project Central!


Programs offered in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences:

Ohio State ATI/CFAES Wooster

Horticulture Science

Landscape Horticulture


CFAES Columbus

Natural Resource Management

Sustainable Play Systems (Horticulture)


Programs offered at other colleges and universities in Ohio:


Kent State University

Recreation, Park and Tourism Management 


Ohio University

Outdoor Recreation and Education 


Click here to connect the dots of other careers!



Mid-America Regional Council. (2021). 2021 Public Service Career Expo – Parks and Recreation. YouTube. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from

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