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January 2004
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  FEATURES
Homes for Boarders and Bikers
Ultimate skate park designs for style, safety and performance
Pool Profitability
Revenue-generating ideas to help keep your budget afloat
Pull Up a Chair
How site furnishings transform a space into a place

  FACILITY PROFILES
Building Character
The Centre of Elgin Elgin, Ill.
Thirst Knows No Season
Veteran's Memorial Park Oswego, Ill.
Timber Lines
Scott's Splash Lagoon Erie, Pa. Splash Country Indoors Branson, Mo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Blueprint for Strength Success 
A Valuable Aspect of College and University Life 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Equipment
Shelters and Building Structures
New Products
Literature
February 2004
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In the Swim
The Best Strategies for Aquatic Center Peak Performance
Fielding Questions
Sports field designs and options for high-performance and high-use
Building Bliss
How to select the best architect and builder for your next construction project
Joining Forces, Sharing Resources
When combining assets could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship

  FACILITY PROFILES
Rural Rec Center with an Urban Flair
All Seasons Recreation Center Sioux Center, Iowa
Worth the Wait
Cortez Recreation Center Cortez, Colo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Play Value: the True Measure of a Playground’s Success 
Staying Fit for the Future 
Help Parents Grow Up 
Recreation agencies nationwide are adopting a parent education program

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Grounds & Field Maintenance
Food Service & Concession Equipment
Literature
New Products
March 2004
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Play With a Purpose
Understanding therapeutic recreation and how it can work for you
Innovative Exercising
What’s hot and what’s not in the health-club industry
The Perfect Score
Selecting the right scoreboard and timing systems for your needs
Grass-Roots Communication
For sports turf maintenance, there’s a lot of handy information for those in the field

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Stadium in the Park
Soldier Field in Chicago
Rustic Convenience
Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, Del.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Potential Problems in Locker Rooms 
IHRSA: Personal, Privacy and Security Issues
Choosing the Right Lockers for Recreational Facilities 
Locker Rooms and Restrooms
The Evolution of Play Becomes the Experience of One 
Themed Attractions
Third-Party Certification of Water Circulation System Components 
Pools & Spas

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Products
April 2004
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  FEATURES
Hitting the Wall
How to boost climbing wall attendance
Safe and Swim
The best risk management practices for pool and waterpark safety
Concession Obsession
Learn to maximize your menu, save money and make even more

  FACILITY PROFILES
Shared Interest
Richmond Capital One Club in Richmond, Va.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Retrofitting Our Aging Parks Systems 
Lessons from Denver’s Game Plan
Maximizing Your Skate Park 
Add events to boost spirit, participation and even revenue
Marketing Musts 
Building Your Facility’s Brand from Logos to Mascots

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Sports Equipment
Inline Hockey Equipment & Surfaces
Signs, Flags & Banners
New Products
On the Web
May/June 2004
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  FEATURES
Recreation Management’s Second Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
THE WOW FACTOR
Clean Sweep
Patron-pleasing plans for restrooms and locker rooms

  GUEST COLUMNS
Diving In 
Waterpark success stories could be the impetus you need to climb off the fence and develop one yourself
Price vs. Value 
What that food-service equipment is really costing you

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Scoreboards
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
Ice Rink Equipment
New Products
July/August 2004
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  FEATURES
Special Supplement:
Recreation Management’s Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring
Slick Setups
Programming, planning and promotional tricks that help heat up ice arena profits
Top It Off
Enclosing a pool can increase program offerings and help draw new crowds

  FACILITY PROFILES
On the Boardwalk
Ocean City’s Boardwalk in Maryland
Shared Vision
South Miami Community Center in South Miami, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Welcome Seniors 
New for the Course 
Fads vs. trends 
Shutting the Door on Locker Maintenance 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Sports Lighting
Restroom Structures
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
New Products
Q&A Problem Solver
September 2004
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Go Play
Making playgrounds appealing, safe and challenging enough to keep kids interested
Water 101
Tips for squeezing every last drop of success out of your waterpark and splash play area
Safe and Secure
Health clubs and recreation facilities are excellent hunting grounds for thieves
Automation Realizations
Technological streamlining can make facility management easier and more efficient

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sedimental Journey
Lake Peoria in Illinois and a new Chicago Park District park
Keep Your Cool
Miami-Dade Metrozoo Miami
Lightning Rounds
Harmony Golf Preserve and Lake Shore Park Harmony, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Public Health, Politics and the Local Pool 
National Swimming Pool Foundation
Planning a Winning Facility 
Inline Hockey & Multipurpose Facilities
Designing Successful Programs for Kids and Teens 
Youth Programming

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room & Restroom
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
Rehabilitation Products
Disability Products
New Products
October 2004
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Got it Covered
Adding the right outdoor elements, including shelters, gazebos and building structures
Let There Be Lighting
How to illuminate the world inside and outside your facility
Multitasking
These days, people want more and more from their rec centers and sports clubs. But how do multipurpose facilities expand without spreading themselves too thin?
The Claim Game
Make your facility as safe as possible by establishing solid incident-response procedures

  FACILITY PROFILES
Waterbound in Wisconsin
Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center Sheboygan, Wis.
Good Growth
Ashland Family YMCA Ashland, Ore.
A Park with Wheel Appeal
Millennium Park Chicago
Aquatic Envy
Spray N' Play Buffalo Grove, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
The Silver Tsunami 
International Council on Active Aging
Giving Pools a Fresh Look 
Aquatic Maintenance
Natural Learning at Play 
Playgrounds

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Skate Park Equipment
Trade Show in Print
NRPA Show Preview
New Products
November 2004
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  FEATURES
Special Supplement: A Complete Guide to Sports Facility Equipment
ANATOMY OF A SPORTS FACILITY
Outfitting indoor and outdoor athletic spaces
It's Only Natural
Inviting ideas for your landscaping
Forward-Thinking Fitness
Some innovative health clubs share their secrets to success

  FACILITY PROFILES
Light Control
Valley High School West Des Moines, Iowa

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fall Renovation 
Preparing baseball fields for spring use
Cracking Courts 
The major cause of court deterioration and how to solve it
Think Before You Splash 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Safety Surfaces
Bleachers & Seating
Gymnasium Components
New Products
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - Dor Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now.- Shop Now
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991