The Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Managment Major is a diverse, fun, and interesting field. Public recreation includes activities that take place at a public park/facility - sports, physical activities, exposure to natural surroundings, arts and culture, to name a few. Recreation supervisors with more specialized responsibilities also may direct special activities or events or oversee a major activity, such as aquatics, gymnastics, or one or more performing arts. Directors of recreation and parks develop and manage comprehensive recreation programs in parks, playgrounds, and other settings.