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January 2009
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  FEATURES
A Growing Wave
Reaching Diverse Audiences With Aquatic Programming
Going to the Dogs
A Growing Community Trend
Safe Havens
Building & Maintaining Safe Playgrounds

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Health & Wellness Sanctuary
ACAC Downtown in Charlottesville, Va.
Pumping Iron
Monterey Sports Center in Monterey, Calif.
Down on the Farm
Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center in Geneva, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness & Exercise: A Family Affair 
Design Corner: Partnering for Win-Win Results 
Green Aquatics: Eco-Friendly Pool Draining 
Splash Play Areas: The Evolution of the Sprayground 
Key Design Considerations in Interactive Aquatic Play

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Building Structures
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
New Product Ideas
Literature Showcase
February 2009
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  FEATURES
In the Flow
Aquatic Design Trends
At the Ready
Staffing Aquatic Facilities
Sink or Swim
Aquatic Operations Adjust With the Times
Grind Into Action
Getting Your Skatepark Rolling
Field Goals
Maintaining Sports Fields & Grounds
Inspiring a Lifetime of Health
Wellness Programming for the Under-18 Crowd

  FACILITY PROFILES
Metal of Honor
Carbondale Recreation & Community Center in Carbondale, Colo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Locker Rooms & Restrooms 
Being Green, Seeing Green
Exercise & Fitness 
Women & Weights: Overcoming Barriers
Design Corner 
Managing a Cutting-Edge Aquatic Center

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Landscaping Products
Playground Equipment
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
New Product Ideas
March 2009
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  FEATURES
Drawn to the Water
How Aquatic Settings Can Become a Community Gathering Place
Shaping Up
Staying on Top of Fitness Trends
The Nature Connection
Outdoor Programming Takes Off
Save Some Green
Smart Cost-Cutting Strategies

  FACILITY PROFILES
In The Wake of Disaster
Lake Charles Park & Recreation in Lake Charles, La.
A Natural Fit
Recreation Complex at University of California, Santa Barbara
Fit Floors
Southtowns Family YMCA in West Seneca, N.Y.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Sustainability Is a Team Sport
Playgrounds 
New Heights in Play
Aquatics 
Outbreak Survival Guide
Park Management 
Winning Gold

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
April 2009
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  FEATURES
Play Date
Trends in Playground Equipment
Site Solutions
Designing & Outfitting Your Park
Splashing Around
The Backyard Sprinkler Goes High-Tech
Reaching Out
Recreation in Underserved Communities
The Height of Adventure
Climbing Walls for Exercise & Recreation

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sharing the Lakefront
Chicago Park District Lakefront & Beaches, Chicago
Catching Kids Getting Healthy
Catch Kids Club at Keene Recreation Center in Keene, N.H.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner: Control Central 
The Control Desk Can't Be Ignored
Multipurpose Flooring 
Optimize Your Flooring
Skateparks 
The Rite Site, The Right Design
Aquatic Staffing: In-Service in Real Time 
Lifeguard Training Through Daily Relationships

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Food Service & Concession Equipment
Waterfront & Marina
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2009
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  FEATURES
Down & Dirty
Dress Up Your Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Seventh Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
Beyond the Ordinary

  GUEST COLUMNS
Your Turf Team 
Selecting the Best Partners for Your Synthetic Turf Project
Design Corner: Starting Out Small 
From Spray Park to Comprehensive Aquatics Complex
Equal Access 
A Look at ADA Rules Governing Pools

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Gymnasium & Recreation Center Components
Scoreboards
New Product Ideas
June 2009
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  FEATURES
2009 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY
General Survey Results
REGIONAL TRENDS
A Look at Regional Trends
AQUATIC FACILITIES
A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities
PARKS & RECREATION
A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities
SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS
A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts
HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORTS CLUBS
A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
PRIVATE & YOUTH CAMPS, CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS
A Look at Trends in Camps & Campgrounds
July 2009
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  FEATURES
Smart Start
What You Need to Know About Indoor Sports Design
Stadium Solutions
An Inside Look at Outdoor Sports
Dollars and Sense
Our 2009 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry
Nature and Nurture
Trends in Play Design
Water Hazard
Managing Aquatic Risk

  FACILITY PROFILES
Always Cool
Anytime Fitness in Faribault, Minn.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner:
Responsive Planning, Responsive Projects
 
Food Service & Concessions:
Give Branded Food a Chance
 
During Hard Times, Consumers Look for Value and Familiarity
Customer Service:
Developing Customer Service in Collegiate Recreation Facilities
 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
Playground Safety Surfaces
Restroom Structures & Buildings
New Product Ideas
Web Site Showcase
August 2009
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  FEATURES
Safety & Protection for All: How the Right Risk Management
Strategy Makes Recreation More Enjoyable
Problem-Solver Q&As

  GUEST COLUMNS
Understanding Liability Waivers 
September 2009
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  FEATURES
Tackling Turf
Finding the Right Turf Solution for Your Fields
Floor It!
Finding the Right Sports Flooring
Grounded Play
Looking Beneath the Safety Surface
Sink or Swim
How Waterparks Are Surfing the Economic Waves
Designed For Use-and Abuse
Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site
Green Up
Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Home for Squash
SL Green StreetSquash Center in New York City
The Power of Remembering
Martha Shannen Reid Memorial in Austin, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness & Exercise 
Effective Fitness Programs for Aging Boomers
Design Corner 
Clean & Free Power
NSPF 
Creating Recession-Resistant Aquatic Facilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Rehabilitation & Disability
New Product Ideas
October 2009
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  FEATURES
Under Cover
Shelters & Shade Structures
At the Forefront of Fun
Up-and-Coming Sports to Expand Your Offerings
Meeting Needs
Ensuring Accessibility
Blazing a Trail
Designing & Maintaining Trails for Today's Users
Money Matters
Tips for Expanding Your Food Service & Concession Profits

  FACILITY PROFILES
Water Works
Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, Conn.
A Greener Place to Play
Crowley Park/Emerson Elementary School in La Crosse, Wis.
Wet and Wild
Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Facility First Impressions
Lobby Spaces Set the Tone
Outdoor Recreation 
Go Outside & Play
The Benefits of Outdoor Recreation
Pools & Aquatics 
Cracking the Code to Safety
Prevent Pool Shutdowns and Keep Patrons Safe
Restrooms & Locker Rooms 
Greening Recreation Facilities
Sustainable Solutions for Restrooms and Locker Rooms

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Computer Software
Lighting
New Product Ideas
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show In Print
November 2009
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  FEATURES
Parks Are People & Place
The Intersection of Culture & Ecology in Landscape Design
Scoreboard Showdowns
The Latest & Greatest Is All Part of the Game
Audio & Illumination
Space-Specific, Sport-Specific
Fit(ness) Designs
Meeting a Growing Need

  FACILITY PROFILES
Working It Out
Student Recreation Complex at Arizona State University in Tempe
Solid Footing
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York City

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Budget Reality: The True Bottom Line
Skateparks 
10 Ways to Maximize Your Skatepark
Waterparks 
Surf to Successful Teen Engagement

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Bleachers & Seating
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
New Product Ideas
Recreonics - wibit - Keep Your Balance
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Pilot Rock - Shop Trash Receptacles
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again