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January 2013
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  FEATURES
Let's Play Together!
How Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone
Aquatics and Accessibility
Beyond ADA Compliance
Programming: Inclusiveness
Mission Possible
Programming Inclusion for Hidden Disabilities

  FACILITY PROFILES
Trails
Trail Blazers Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland
Aquatics
Bringing Competition to the Water Graydon Pool in Ridgewood, N.J.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Sports Officiating 
Keeping Officials 'In the Game'
Aquatics 
Swimming Pool Lift Maintenance

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Building Structures
Dog Park Equipment
Literature Showcase
New Product Ideas
February 2013
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  FEATURES
Buoyed by Innovation
New Aquatic Design Trends Offer a Sea of Options
Calm Water
Trends in Aquatic Health & Safety
Programming for Profit
A Strong Business Model Plus Creative Programming Can Keep Your Aquatics in the Black
Aquatic Trends Corner
Sports Fields in Context
Making the Right Choices in Synthetic & Natural Turf
Exercise Your Options
The Future of Fitness Facilities
Programming: Make It Special
Planning Special Events Yields Big Rewards

  FACILITY PROFILES
Skateparks
Skateboarding Gets Artsy Melrose Skate Park in Hyattsville, Maryland
Parks
The Art of Outdoor Fitness Main Terrain in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  GUEST COLUMNS
Locker Rooms & Restrooms 
Greening Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Sustainable Design Evolves, Locking in Style & Savings

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
New Product Ideas
March 2013
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  FEATURES
The Perfect Ascent
The Next Wave in Climbing Walls
Out of the Ordinary
Make Way for Some Unexpected & Unusual Sports
Protect Yourself
Effective Risk Management Needs Strategy, Supervision
Programming: Day Trips
The Path to Adventure

  FACILITY PROFILES
Community Center
A Window to a Park McCabe Park Community Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Schools
A Dream Realized Bayard Taylor Elementary School in Philadelphia

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Stadium Safety
Designing for Fire Safety in Major Stadiums
Sports Fields 
Tips for Leagues That Must Maintain Their Facilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
April 2013
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  FEATURES
Imagination at Play
Trends in Playground Design
Design for Living
Site Furnishings to Complement Your Context
Set Your Sights on Sites
Exploring a New Golden Age in Landscape Architecture
Splash Down!
Splashpads Arriving in Style
Barks and Recreation
The Latest Dog Park Trends to Please Your Most Loyal Patrons
On the Waterfront
Use Your Water to Build Your Community
Programming: Performing Arts
Break a Leg!
Put Your Best Foot Forward for Performing Arts Programming

  GUEST COLUMNS
Beyond the Surface 
Installing New Synthetic Grass Fields

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterfront & Marina Products
Sports Fields & Maintenance Equipment
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2013
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  FEATURES
Comfort & Joy
Modernize Your Locker Room to Boost Satisfaction
11th Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

  GUEST COLUMNS
Restrooms 
From Schedules to Standards
Keeping Restrooms Clean
Fitness 
Get Real
Fitness for Every Body

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Gymnasium & Rec Center Components
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
New Product Ideas
April 2013
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  FEATURES
Comfort & Joy
Modernize Your Locker Room to Boost Satisfaction
11th Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

  GUEST COLUMNS
Restrooms 
From Schedules to Standards
Keeping Restrooms Clean
Fitness 
Get Real
Fitness for Every Body

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Gymnasium & Rec Center Components
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
New Product Ideas
June 2013
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  FEATURES
2013 State of the Managed Recreation Industry
A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities
Regional Information
A Look at Regional Trends
Aquatics
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 & 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
July 2013
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  FEATURES
Measuring Up
Our Sixth Annual Salary Survey
Jumping Off the Deep End
Daring Trends in Aquatic Facility Design
Multipurpose Means Healthy Living
How Flexible Facilities Promote Community and Wellness for All

  FACILITY PROFILES
Something for Everyone
Harold Alfond Forum at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine

  GUEST COLUMNS
Parks & Playgrounds 
A Natural Fit
Great Workouts in the Park
Aquatics 
Water Clarity Saves Lives

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room & Restroom Equipment
Rehabilitation & Disability Products
New Product Ideas
Website Showcase
August 2013
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  FEATURES
Disaster Recovery
Playgrounds & Parks Rebuild Following Wrath of Storms
PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&As
September 2013
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  FEATURES
Grounds for Innovation
Turf Trends for Today & Tomorrow
Hardcore Floors
Environment, Maintenance Vital to Flooring Lifespan
Ground Zero
Choosing the Right Playground Safety Surface
Trickle Down Theory
Boosting Waterpark Fun to Grow Revenues, Build Community
Programming: Recreational Sports
Never Stop Playing
Trends in Adult Recreational Sports
Give It a Rest
The Right Restroom Design for Your Recreational Needs

  FACILITY PROFILES
Playgrounds
Promoting Public Use Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Ill.
Skateparks
Something Different Paine's Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  GUEST COLUMNS
Camps 
Camp Leadership Tools
Working Toward Positive Camp Transformation
Dog Parks 
More Than Just a Fence
Fitness 
Putting the Scale in Upscale

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Bleachers & Seating
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Crowd Control, Security & Safety
New Product Ideas
October 2013
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  FEATURES
Serious About Shade
Shelters & Shade Structures Enhance Sites, Protect Patrons
Art in the Park
Innovative Designs Add Aesthetic Interest to Your Green Space
Sports for Everyone
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Adaptive Sports
Programming: Trails
Path to Nature
Programming Trends in Environmental Education

  FACILITY PROFILES
YMCA
No Shortage of Ideas Salem Family YMCA in Salem, Va.
Playgrounds
All Playgrounds Are Not Created Equal Rosedale Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
CYA: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Risks With Over-Stabilization of Chlorine
Recreation 
The Lost Episodes of Parks and Recreation
(That We Would Like to See…)
Sports 
Tiptop Turf
Keeping Your Synthetic Turf in Shape
Careers 
Higher Qualifications
The Implications of College & Graduate Degrees on the Recreation Industry

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Safety Surfaces
Scoreboards & Lighting Products
New Product Ideas
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show In Print
November 2013
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  FEATURES
Power of Play
Investing in Playgrounds Benefits More Than Children
Fit With the Trends
Updating Fitness Offerings to Meet Everyone's Needs
Marketing Movement & Exercise
YMCAs, Schools Help Spur Youth to Exercise, Eat Healthier
Programming: Aquatics
Water for Everyone
Build Out Your Core Aquatic Programs

  FACILITY PROFILES
Ice Rinks
Tough Enough Mid-South Ice House in Memphis, Tennessee

  GUEST COLUMNS
Splash Play 
Designing for Discovery
Effective Aquatic Play Design
Aquatics 
RWIs: Framing a Healthy Perspective
Design Corner 
The Finish Line

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterpark & Splash Play Equipment
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
Restrooms & Buildings
New Product Ideas
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