Issue Archives
January 2006
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Play to Live, Live to Play
Playground development, from design to construction and beyond
Simple Splashes
Updating your aquatic facility and programming without going overboard
Festival Fundamentals
Six habits of highly effective special events

Synthetic Turf and All That Jazz
Silver Spring Jazz Festival Silver Spring, Md.
Spreading its Wings
Butterfly Garden And Bug Carousel At The Bronx Zoo New York City
Preserving Prairie History
Whitetail Park Lafayette, Colo.

The Validity of Accreditation 
National Council on Strength and Fitness
Selecting Fitness Equipment for Special Populations 
Fitness and Exercise
Don’t Be Powerless 
Emergency Planning

Shelters & Building Structures
Grounds Equipment & Maintenance
New Product Ideas
Literature Showcase
February 2006
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Special Supplement: A Complete Guide to Aquatic Centers
Just Add Water
Keep Your Skatepark on the Cutting Edge
Adding challenge and enhancing safety
Tough Turf
Getting athletic fields in good shape is both complicated and not-so-complicated

Better Berens
Berens Park Elmhurst, ILL.
A Multigenerational Place to Play
Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority's Destination Park project Lewisburg, Pa.
Fitting the Community's Lifestyle
Shoreview Community Center: Tropics Waterpark and Fitness Center Shoreview, Minn.

The Summer Camp Course Has Grown Up 
Professional Ropes Course Association
Where Do I Store That? 
Organization and Storage Space
Climbing Interest 

Food Service & Concession Equipment
Sports & Facility Lighting
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
New Product Ideas & Literature Showcase
March 2006
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Command Performance
Sports performance training offers fitness facilities some room for improvement
Ready for their Close-up
Scoreboards that steal the spotlight
On the Waterfronts
Developing and maintaining beaches, shorelines and marinas

Home Turf

Renaissance High School Detroit

The Air in There

Esquimalt Recreation Centre Esquimalt Township in Victoria, British Columbia

Dream Database 
Association Guest Column: U.S. Paralympics
Green Rooms 
Locker Rooms and Restrooms
Employee Theft: The Big and Little of It 
Management/Staff Strategies
Remember, It’s Only a Game 
Industry Viewpoint

Climbing Walls & Structures
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2006
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Special Supplement: A Complete Guide to Site Furnishings & Park Components
Planning the right park components
Tips from the Top
Bringing in business for challenge courses and climbing walls
Safe Swimming
Managing risk at aquatic facilities

Handy Solution
Cicero Senior Center Cicero, Ill.

Forward Thinking on Background Checks 
Association Guest Column: National Alliance For Youth Sports
Hot Profits: Expanding your menu with heated sandwiches 
Food Service and Concessions
Using Total Water Management 
YMCA Gladiator 
Programming Profile

Playground Equipment
Indoor Sports Surfaces
Waterfronts & Marinas
New Product Ideas
Web Site Showcase
May/June 2006
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Clean and Comfortable
Avoiding errors in locker room and restroom design
Undercover Operations
With proper planning, adding a pool enclosure can boost patronage and profits
Fourth Annual Innovative Architecture and Design Awards
The Competition Heats Up

National Water Safety Week Aids Efforts to Prevent Drownings 
Aquatic Safety
Help from Technology-Enabled Systems 
Facility Planning
When is a Tennis Court Not a Tennis Court 
Sports Surfaces

Ice Rinks
New Product Ideas
July/August 2006
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Special Supplement: Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring
Something's Afoot
Play Hard
The latest in playground philosophy, design and components
Beyond the Campfire
Summer camp sports head mainstream
Adults on Ice
Grow your programming by appealing to grownups

Splash Play Area: The Only Water Feature in Town
Rotary Centennial Water Park Sapulpa, Okla.
Waterfront Redevelopment: An Urban Work in Progress
Clinton Cove Park/Hudson River Park New York
Greener Greens
Old Greenwood Golf Facility Truckee, Calif.

Preventing Recreational Water Illness Outbreaks 
Association Guest Column: National Swimming Pool Foundation
Optimizing Staffing Levels in Food Courts: A Case Study at Mountain Creek 
Operational Excellence
Three Measures of Sanitizer 
Aquatic Maintenance

Restroom & Building Structures
Sports Equipment
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
New Product Ideas
September 2006
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Special Report:
Recreation Management’s First Annual State of the Industry Report
Our First Annual Recreation Forecast
Refreshing Strategies
Cool Tips for Waterparks and Splash Play Areas
A Grand Stand
Adding Some Mmmm to Your Concessions Menu

Zoo: A Spot for Tots
Kronkosky Tiny Tot Nature Spot At The San Antonio Zoo And Aquarium San Antonio, Texas
Community Center: Soaring Design
Peters Township Community Recreation Center Venetia, Pa.

Are Collegiate Recreational Sports Directors in the Fitness or Education Business? 
Association Guest Column: National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association
Spa Trek: Resort Spas for the 21st Century 
Standards and Guidelines for Fitness Facilities: Sword or Shield? 

Locker Room & Restroom
Outdoor Sports Surfaces
Rehabilitation & Disability
New Product Ideas
October 2006
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Helpful Havens
Gazebos, pergolas and the wide world of outdoor shelters
Fixtures Fixation
What to consider when outfitting sports facilities
Age of Enlightenment
Selecting the right sports lighting for performance and aesthetics
Green Up
Ideas to improve the eco-friendliness of your facility

On Target
Flick Park Pool Glenview, Ill.
Mid-course Correction
Club Nutrition & Fitness Springfield, Mo.
Paved Paradise
Pier 40 Courtyard Fields New York City

Standard 50: Ensuring Pool Water Treatment Products are Safe and Effective 
Association Guest Column: National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
Hybrid Skateparks 
Is this innovative concept right for your community?
Making American Playgrounds Relevant 
A Crash Course in Chlorine 

Inline Hockey
Signs, Flags & Banners
New Product Ideas
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show in Print
November 2006
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Special Supplement: Problem-Solver Guidebook
Open Invitation
Landscape design brings in visitors
An Exercise In Creativity
Fitness programs that lead the pack
Magnificently Multipurpose
Managing all-around facilities

One Step Ahead
Pinelands Sports Center in Southampton, N.J.
On-Campus Resort
Gregory Gym Aquatic Center at the University of Texas, Austin
Rustic Waters
White Water Bay in Queensbury, N.Y., and Fort Rapids Water Park in Columbus, Ohio

Mandated Training and Accountability 
National Alliance for Youth Sports
Fighting Phosphates 
Waterparks and Splash Play Areas
The ABCs of Liability Waivers 
Risk Management
Raising the Grade on Playground Surfacing Safety 
Safety Surfacing

Bleachers & Seating
Playground Safety Surfaces
Skatepark Equipment
New Product Ideas
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
Commercial Recreation Specialists - Your Waterfront Reinvented
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool