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Issue Archives
January 2010
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  FEATURES
Staying Afloat
Operating Aquatics in the Black
Barking Up the Right Tree
Tips & Trends From Today's Hottest Dog Parks
Extended Access
Is an Enclosure the Right Option to Add Seasons to Your Facility?

  FACILITY PROFILES
Recreation Fights Diabetes
Wise Kids Program in Corpus Christi, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
Updated Aquatics
Technology Helps Improve Operations
Parks & the Economy 
Tough Times Require Leadership
Skateparks 
Get Your Skatepark Done Right
Why You Should Use Professionally Sealed Drawings

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Building Structures
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
New Product Ideas
Literature Showcase
February 2010
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  FEATURES
Raging Waters
Economy's Tumult Drives Aquatic Facility Plans
The Water Gym
Programming Your Pool for Fitness & Fun
Serve & Protect
Aquatic Safety & Staffing
Riding High
Getting Skateparks Done Right
Breaking Ground
Making the Most of Your Sports Fields
Generation Recreation
From Multigenerational to Intergenerational Programming

  FACILITY PROFILES
A Life-Saving Solution
YMCA of Greater Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Restrooms & Locker Rooms 
Coming Clean in the Restroom
How Well-Maintained Restrooms Encourage Hand-Washing
Design Corner 
Your Visual Voice
Risk Management 
Preventing Injuries or Preventing Lawsuits?

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Playground Equipment
New Product Ideas
March 2010
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  FEATURES
All Together Now
Making Play Safe & Accessible
Steps Toward Wellness
Communities & Facilities Take Action to Improve Health
Expand Your Reach
Marketing in a Web 2.0 World

  FACILITY PROFILES
Pointing to the Future
The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Splashing Good Times
Various Locations in Tacoma, Wash.
Bottom's Up!
Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Field Maintenance 
Spruce Up Your Sports Field for Spring
Facility Maintenance 
Combat Germs in the Gym
Aquatic Marketing 
Is Waterpark Envy Killing You?
How Rectangles Can Work
Pools/Aquatics 
Keep Pools Open in Challenging Times
'Green' Pools and the Virginia Graeme Baker Act

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Rockin’ & Rollin’ Sports
New Product Ideas
April 2010
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  FEATURES
Back to Basics
Seven Guidelines to Creative Park Design
Visual Upgrades
Turn Basic Site Furnishings Into Recreational Enhancements
A Natural Trend
Natural Environment Enhances Playground Designs
Puddle Jumping
Quick, Easy Aquatic Fun
Shades of Green
Eco-Friendly, Budget-Friendly Facilities
From The Ground Up
What You Need to Know to Get Climbing Done Right

  GUEST COLUMNS
Parks & Playgrounds 
Extreme Makeover, Park Edition
Pools/Aquatics 
The Case of the Mystery Stain
Working With Salt Generator Pools

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Food Service & Concession Equipment
Indoor Sports Surfaces
Waterfront & Marina Products
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2010
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  FEATURES
Behind the Scenes
Recreational Locker Rooms, Restrooms More Refined
Eighth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
Beauty and the Best

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Your Cognitive Dissonance Is Showing
Sports Surfaces 
Improve Safety on the Court
Aquatic Training 
Trends in Aquatic Training
The Transition to E-Learning

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Scoreboards
Gymnasium & Recreation Center Components
New Product Ideas
June 2010
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  FEATURES
OUR 2010 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY
What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities
REGIONAL INFORMATION
A Look at Regional Trends
AQUATIC FACILITIES
A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities
PARKS & RECREATION
A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities
SCHOOLS & SCHOOL DISTRICTS
A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts
HEALTH CLUBS
A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
YMCAS
A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
RECREATION/SPORTS CENTERS
A Look at Trends in Community Recreation & Sports Centers
July 2010
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  FEATURES
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Our 2010 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry
Try That on for Size
Small Communities Take On Big Recreation Amenities
Design for the Big Time
Latest Stadiums Mix History, Technology and Intimate Fan Experience
Hidden Treasure
Aquatics Facilities Can Be Gold Mines If Done Right
A Cut Above
Scoreboard Innovations Becoming More Visual, Motivational

  FACILITY PROFILES
Healthy Growth
Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass.
Give Them What They Want
Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness & Exercise 
Gateway to Exercise
Sports and Playground Surfaces 
No Risk From Tire Crumb
Software 
Perfect Timing
Online Scheduling Software Offers Reservation Solution

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Bleachers & Seating
Playground Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas
Web Site Showcase
August 2010
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  FEATURES
Risky Business
The Ins and Outs of Risk Management
PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&As

  GUEST COLUMNS
Contracts 
Muscling Up an Effective Contract
September 2010
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  FEATURES
Sports Turf 101
The Benefits & Drawbacks of Synthetic & Natural Turf
Scratching the Surface
Uncovering the Right Sports Flooring Solution
Creative Cushioning
Adding More Safety to Play
Fun For The Whole Family
Waterpark Options for All Ages
Friendly Amenities
Making Decisions About Restroom Structures
Kids Get Active
After-School Programs to the Rescue

  FACILITY PROFILES
Aquatic Enhancement
Memorial Pool in Pasco, Wash.
Giving Back
Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown, Conn.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Staffing 
Internships & the Law
Playgrounds 
The Best of Both Worlds
Incorporating Nature Into the Built Playground Environment
Concessions 
Now Serving Profit-Packed Ideas

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
Rehabilitation & Disability
New Product Ideas
October 2010
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  FEATURES
Cover Ups
Selecting the Right Shade Structure for Your Needs
The Big Event
Communities Find New Ways to Host Elaborate Fests
A Welcome Inclusion
Invisible Disabilities Get Hands-On Attention

  FACILITY PROFILES
Playground Safety
Watch Out Mulch! Portsmouth Public Schools in Portsmouth, Va
Recreation Center
Challenges Met Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Pool / Aquatics 
Failing Salt Generators
The Phosphate Connection
US Play Coalition 
The Value of Play: It Matters!
Sprayparks 
What Matters Now in Sprayground Water Treatment
Design Corner 
Enhance Your Rec Center's Quality of Life

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Computer Software
Lighting
Dog Park Equipment
New Product Ideas
NRPA Exhibitor Preview
Trade Show In Print
November 2010
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  FEATURES
Play Date
What's New on the Playground?
Landscape Solutions
Great Grounds Advice
Finding Space
Making Room for Fitness Programming

  GUEST COLUMNS
Splash Play Areas 
Getting Value From Splash Play
Spas 
Design Right to Ensure Spa Air Quality

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Restroom Structures & Buildings
Events, Staging & Concessions
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
New Product Ideas