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Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

Programs that plant, maintain and display for public study and enjoyment collections of flowers, trees, shrubs and ground cover, some of which are rare and exotic.

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Camps

Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public facilities for cooperative group living experiences in the out-of-doors; and which offer a wide range of activities under the supervision of trained leadership for children, youth, adults and special groups of all ages which include campcraft, cookouts, nature lore and conservation, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational, athletic and group social activities.

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Public Parks

Tracts of land that are acquired and maintained by governmental entities and made available to the public as places of beauty or for recreation.

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Recreational Clubs

Private organizations that develop, maintain and make available to their members acreage and facilities for one or a variety of recreational activities, sports and games. Most recreational clubs have a clubhouse with dining and bar services; offer the instructional and coaching services of professional athletes in the targeted sport or recreational activity; and offer an array of social activities for members.

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Recreational Facilities

Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, acreage and facilities for a broad range of recreational activities, sports and games; and/or urban open spaces where people can gather to eat lunch, socialize and enjoy being outdoors.

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Spectator Sports Facilities

Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, indoor or outdoor venues for high school, college and/or professional athletic events and training as well as support facilities for participants and spectators.

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Wildlife Exhibitions

Programs that house a collection of living creatures for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.