Issue Archives
January 2007
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  FEATURES
Safe Ground
Building, maintaining and inspecting playgrounds to ensure all kids can play, safely
Beyond the Lap Lane
Get more people in the pool with fresh aquatic programming for adults
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Find out what people want and keep everyone happy

  FACILITY PROFILES
Passing the Test of Time
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse in Philadelphia
The School Spirit of Adventure
The OSU Adventure Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio
Ain't It Grand
Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Natural Beauty 
A landscape architect's perspective on park design
A Show of Strength 
Trends in strength-training equipment
Isolate Your Track 
Eliminating water buildup from running tracks

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Building Structures
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
New Product Ideas
Literature Showcase
February 2007
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Special Supplement: A Complete Guide to Aquatic Centers
Ramp It Up
New-generation skateparks appeals to skaters young and old
Turf Wars
How to win the battle against overuse and other enemies
Life Preservers
Considering safety from everyone’s perspective

  FACILITY PROFILES
Turn on the Tap
U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Green Team
Sweetwater Creek State Park Visitors Center in Lithia Springs, Ga.
Bridging Generation Gaps
The Bridge in Joplin, Mo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
New Markets, New Expectations 
Association Guest Column: Climbing Wall Association
Curbing Vandalism 
Designing durable locker rooms and restrooms
Senses and Sensibility 
Creating a sensory experience to bring patrons back time and again

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Equipment
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Food Service & Concession Equipment
New Product Ideas
March 2007
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  FEATURES
Running the Trend Mill
The ever-evolving workout world
Grand-Slam Scoreboards
Entertainment & timing technology come together
A Plan Four All Seasons
Four-season design for recreational enclosures

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Ballfield With Soul
Seoul International Park in Los Angeles
Not-So-Easy Access
Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Va.
Special Accommodations
Crystal Lake Campground in Lodi, Wis.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Checking Out Youth Sports Coaches 
Association Guest Column: National Recreation and Park Association
Community Impact 
The power of multi-generational destination parks
Great Expectations 
Planning your spa for a successful launch
Aquatic Facility Maintenance 
Delivering healthy indoor air quality

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
April 2007
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  FEATURES
Special Supplement: Complete Guide to Park Components & Play Areas
A Place for Everyone
Altitude with Attitude
Building Your Climbing Business by Catering to Kids
Risky Business
Critical Safety Issues for Aquatic Facilities

  FACILITY PROFILES
Grab Your Partner, Build Your Community
Gypsum Recreation Center in Gypsum, Colo.
Basketball on the Edge
The EDGE Basketball Training Facility in Orlando, Fla.
All-Season Swim
The Courthouse Fitness & Racquet Club in Jackson, Miss.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Keep Your Stars 
Association Guest Column: International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Expand Your Stand 
Easy ways to boost concession profits
A Delicate Balance 
Understanding water quality problems in lakes and ponds

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
Waterfront & Marina
Sports Lighting
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2007
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  FEATURES
Dressed to Impress
Fundamental Considerations in Locker Room Design and Maintenance
A Child's-Eye View
Expanding Your Audience to the Younger Set
Fifth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
Above and Beyond

  GUEST COLUMNS
Safe, Strong Systems 
Metal building systems for recreation design
Grounds Decisions 
Investing in a synthetic athletic field
The Importance of Play 
Association Guest Column: International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Gymnasium & Rec Center Components
Ice Rink & Inline Hockey Equipment
Scoreboards
New Product Ideas
June 2007
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  FEATURES
2007 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY
General Survey Results
REGIONAL TRENDS
From Cost to Coast, and Everywhere in Between
COMMUNITY TRENDS
Urban Centers, Suburban Growth and Rural Recreation
PARKS & COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTERS
Building Active, Involved Communities
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Campus Recreation
SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Back to School
YMCAS AND HEALTH CLUBS
Fit Facilities
July 2007
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  FEATURES
Special Supplement: Complete Guide to Sports & Recreation Surfaces
Pump Up the Fun
What’s new on the playground?
Skating Into the Black
Solid strategies to build revenue

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Silky, Smooth Swim
The Sports Club/LA in Orange County, Calif.
Something for Everyone
Techny Prairie Park & Fields in Northbrook, Ill.
Nature Calls
The Bronx Zoo in Bronx, N.Y.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatic Staff Training: Good Business Sense 
Association Guest Column: National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
Primed for Growth 
Utilizing Web-based scheduling tools
Fighting the Germs 
Technology to fight recreational water illness

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Restroom Structures & Buildings
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
New Product Ideas
Web Site Showcase
August 2007
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2007 Problem-Solver Guidebook
September 2007
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Special Accommodations
Meeting Special Needs with Shelters, Shade and Other Park Structures
Let There Be Dark
How Smart Lighting Design Increases Security, Performance and Night-Time Aesthetics
Eco-Nomically Green
A Little Green Goes a Long Way

  FACILITY PROFILES
Smart Sports
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Skating in the Shadow of Palm Trees
Downtown Ice in San Jose, Calif.
A Pool with a Past
Roosevelt Aquatics Complex in Glenview, Ill.
A Cut Above
Brainerd and Brown Acres Golf Courses in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Quality Control 
Association Guest Column: Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
Modularity Is the Spice of Life 
Self-Control and Sportsmanship 
How Sports & Recreation Can Improve Society
A Balancing Act 
Recruitment Gold 
A Look at Student-Focused Facilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Computer Software
Signs, Flags And Banners
New Product Ideas
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show In Print
October 2007
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  FEATURES
Making Waves
Big Waterpark Trends Hit Smaller Facilities
Food For Thought
Simple Menu Changes for Special Diets
Play For All
Therapeutic Recreation Embraces All Abilities

  FACILITY PROFILES
Big Ten Plunge
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at The Ohio State University in Columbus
Beach Break
Aurura’s Play-by-the-Bay Playground in Sea Isle City, N.J.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Getting Kids on Course 
Association Guest Column: Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA)
Free Energy 
Using Solar Power to Heat Commercial Pools
Today Your Fitness Center, Tomorrow the World 
Legal Compliance: A Boost for Business 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
Rehab & Disability
New Product Ideas
November 2007
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  FEATURES
Survival of the Fitness
Adapt to Evolving Fitness Trends and Demographics—or Be Left Behind
Parks with Purpose
Preserving the Past, Designing the Future
Dirty Business
What Your Restrooms Say About Your Park

  FACILITY PROFILES
Tower of Strength
Strong Reach Playground in Bowdon, Ga.
Beating the Heat
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Park in Miami Beach, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Managing Wear and Overuse 
Association Guest Column: Sports Turf Managers Association
Serving the Student Body 
State-of-the-Art Fitness on Campus
You've Come a Long Way, Baby 
The War Against RWIs 
Letters From the Front

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Safety Surfaces
Bleachers And Seating
Skatepark Equipment
New Product Ideas