SACRAMENTO, Calif. - August 2, 2004 - The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, serving more than eight million residents across the five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, has selected RecWare Safari recreation management software from The Active Network, Inc. to automate and Web-enable its recreation operations.

Parks & Recreation, expected to implement RecWare Safari in October, will use the software to fully automate daily processes such as activity registration, facility reservation, membership and pass management, point of sale, marketing reporting and financial management. The agency will also use RecWare Safari to enhance its facility reservation process and to offer new services such as Internet registration and Internet facility reservation to the community. Through RecWare Safari's Internet registration and Internet facility reservation capabilities, New York City residents will have the ability to register for recreation activities and reserve facility and park space online.

"We chose RecWare Safari software after completing a thorough review that measured over 100 different functional capabilities. Our evaluation included a range of recreation management software solutions, including our existing software," explained Parmod Tripathi, Agency Chief Contracting Officer, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. "RecWare software was selected for its advanced technology and the company's solid track record serving the technology needs of major cities. The software offers some impressive features and it was much easier to use than any other software we evaluated. We're looking forward to providing a much higher level of customer service as well as offering New York residents access to our programs and facilities via the Internet."

"As one of the nation's premier recreation organizations, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation engaged in an extremely thorough and professional public process for its technology selection," said Cyril Juanitas, vice president of sales, RecWare. "We're honored to serve as the City's technology partner to help the organization fully automate and deliver new capabilities to enhance customer service."

For more information about parks and recreation programs and services, visit the City's Web site at

About the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation manages nearly 29,000 acres of parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the City's five boroughs. The agency operates 614 ballfields and 991 playgrounds, in addition to 550 tennis courts, 53 outdoor swimming pools, ten indoor swimming pools, 35 recreation centers, 14 miles of beaches, 13 golf courses, six ice rinks, three major stadiums, and four zoos. Properties range from swimming pools to wetlands and from woodlands to skating rinks. Parks & Recreation offers numerous athletic, academic, and cultural programs. Through maintenance, programming, and development, the agency seeks to improve the park experience and enhance programs offered for all New Yorkers. For more information, visit

About RecWare

Recreation management software solutions by RecWare, part of The Active Network, Inc., are used by hundreds of park and recreation departments in North America. RecWare software automates administration, reduces costs and improves service to communities, offering solutions for activity registration, facility reservation, membership management, touch screen point of sale, league scheduling, financial management, marketing reporting, Internet registration, Internet facility reservation, Internet Sports Display and Internet membership sales/renewal. Products include RecWare Safari desktop software, Safari Hosted Internet Registration, ProActive Internet Registration and RecNet Web-based, hosted software. For information about RecWare's product line, visit For information about The Active Network, visit