Issue Archives
January 2005
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  FEATURES
Skatepark Marketing Tips
Effective strategies to keep your skatepark from wiping out
Potentially Dangerous When Wet
Aquatic risk management red flags
Success in Therapeutic Recreation
Developing programs that will grow

  FACILITY PROFILES
A New Generation Gymnasium
Mead Middle School Longmont, Colo.
Hitting the Wall
Cowart Family Ashford Dunwoody YMCA and the Carl Sanders YMCA at Buckhead Atlanta, Ga. Gold's Gym Lorton, Va.
Band Mates
SXSW Festivals Austin, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
Innovative Trends in the Global Amusement Industry 
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Entertainment for Exercisers 
Fitness and Exercise
Sustainable Parks 
Park Planning and Design

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Equipment
Shelters and Building Structures
Literature
New Products
February 2005
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  FEATURES
A Complete Guide for Aquatic Centers
A comprehensive look at aquatic facility design, programming, maintenance and risk management
Embark on Adventure
The latest in climbing walls and challenge courses
Battle of the Senses
Designing outdoor restroom structures for cleanliness, comfort and convenience

  FACILITY PROFILES
Designed to Compete
Born 2 Run Sports Complex Mercer, Pa.
Making a Difference in a Difficult Place
Al Zuhor School for Girls Basra, Iraq

  GUEST COLUMNS
Top Trends in Fitness Programming 
Which programs are most popular at fitness facilities?
Childhood Obesity 
Bring fun back to fitness
Being Green is a Good Thing 
Understanding green design and its value
From Village to City 
The creation of a park system

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Food Service and Concession Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
Literature
New Products
March 2005
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  FEATURES
What's the Score?
A guide to the newest system options and choosing the best scoreboard for your facility
Field Goals
Making your sports fields look like the pros—without breaking the budget
Fresh Fitness Checkup
Fitness equipment and programming: One doesn't work without the other, and both are changing

  FACILITY PROFILES
Magnificent Megaplex
TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre Spruce Grove, Alberta
Green Bay Parks Pack a Splash
Seymour, Fisk, Bay View, Fort Howard, Farlin and Eastman Parks Green Bay, Wis.
Designing for a Deluge
Waco Lake Waco, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
AEDs: Do They Belong in Your Facility? 
Unlocking the Secrets of Locker Designs and Toilet-Partition Selections 
Avoiding Maintenance Problems in Commercial Pool Care 
Four areas to keep in mind

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Sports Lighting
New Products
April 2005
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  FEATURES
Special Pullout Supplement:
A Complete Guide to Site Furnishings & Park Components
Turning a park from bare to beautiful—and making it functional
Catch Those Kids
How to make and market kids’ programming to not only fight fat but rise above a bloated marketplace of leisure choices
Programming Your Pool
A closer look at aquatics facilities that used their successes and failures to grow

  FACILITY PROFILES
From Vision to Victory
Plex Indoor Sports Columbia, S.C.
High-Tech High School Fitness
Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Building Dreams in Baltimore
Leadership Through Athletics Lansdowne, Md.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design for Active Living Theme Focuses on Recreational Resources 
American Society of Landscape Architects
Making the Most of Your Concession Operation 
Food Service and Concessions
When Hollywood Comes Calling 
One Colorado Waterpark’s Wave of Stardom

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
Beach & Waterfront
Climbing Walls
New Products
Web Showcase
May/June 2005
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  FEATURES
Third Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
Competing interest
Vanity Fare
Dressing up locker rooms and restrooms on a limited budget
Universal Thinking
Just how accessible is your facility?

  GUEST COLUMNS
Without Walls 
Expanding your programming opportunities in recreation and education
Creating Programs That Deliver New Patrons 
Pilates for post-pregnancy benefits brand-new moms
Vital to Be Versatile 
Increased demand leads to need for multipurpose sports flooring

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Scoreboards
Gymnasium Components
Ice Rink Equipment
New Products
July/August 2005
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  FEATURES
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
A Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring
Sure Footing
A Cool Checkup
Healthy tips for ice arenas
‘Tween a Rock and a Play Place
New playground designs and equipment appeal to that finicky older kid crowd

  FACILITY PROFILES
Athletics + Academics
Lynn Farrell Arena at Hastings College Hastings, Neb.
Quenching the Thirst for Thrills
Paramount's Great America Santa Clara, Calif.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Inspecting Aquatic Facilities 
National Swimming Pool Foundation
Taking a Childish Approach to Aquatic Play Design 
Splash Play Areas
Compost Happens 
Outdoor Restrooms
Understanding the Issues 
Skateboarding

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Restroom Structures
Bleachers & Seating
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
New Products
Q&A Problem Solver
September 2005
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  FEATURES
Waterparks, Waterparks, Everywhere
Boosting business through a firm focus on recreational aquatics
Equip it Right
The right equipment and fixtures can make your sports facility a winner
Eater's Digest
Concessions and food service for increasingly health-conscious consumers
A Field Guide to Patrons
Tips for keeping customers happy

  FACILITY PROFILES
Good Giving
Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center Moscow, Idaho
Playboy Turns Family Guy
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva Lake Geneva, Wis.
Type Casting
The Blog Spot Illinois Park and Recreation Association

  GUEST COLUMNS
The Importance of Play 
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
Shedding Some Light on Water Testing 
Choosing the right light source for color-matching tests
Turning Fitness Into Fun 
Fitness
Interior Finishes on a Budget 
Interior Design

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Products
Locker Room & Restroom
Rehab & Disability
New Products
October 2005
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  FEATURES
Stunning Shelters
Planning and protecting outdoor structures
Shed Some Light
How to avoid making costly mistakes when it comes to sports field lighting
That Feminine Mystique
Solving the mystery of successfully marketing to women
One Stone at a Time
Tips for building your proactive maintenance plan

  FACILITY PROFILES
Getting out of Hot Water
Rahway Branch YMCA Rahway, N.J.
Made in the Shady
Shady Creek RV Park & Campground Monroe, Mich.
When Play is no Obstacle
Ashley and Christi Dieringer MCCOSH Park in Moses Lake, Wash.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Are Recreational Facilities and Education Directly Linked? 
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
Highlighting UV Technology 
Aquatics
LEED the Way 
Green Building

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Inline Hockey Equipment & Services
Skatepark Equipment
New on the Market
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show in Print
November 2005
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  FEATURES
HOW-TO GUIDE
Handy Solutions to Common Problems
Destination: Landscape
Nurturing visitor interest through creative park design
Fit Facilities
Mixing old and new ideas to fulfill fresh niches

  FACILITY PROFILES
Par for the Course
Mariana Butte Golf Course Loveland, Colo.
The Streets of Laredo Turn High-Tech
The Lamar Bruni Vergara Technological Recreation Center Laredo, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
Is Group X Set for a New Explosion? 
Senior Fitness
Securing Supervision 
Skateparks
The Facility Brand Experience 
Marketing

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Safety Surfaces
Sports Equipment
New Product Ideas