Issue Archives
January 2016
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  FEATURES
Safe in the Water
Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety
Balancing Act
Safety & Risk on the Playground
Safe & Secure
New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety
Experience & Education
The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

  FACILITY PROFILES
Playgrounds
A Community Rebuilds
Parker's Park in West, Texas
YMCA
Rebuilt in a Flash
Greater Naples YMCA in Naples, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Sports Fields 
Eight Benefits of Natural Grass
Building Solutions 
In Full Color
New Options Make Tensioned Membrane Structures a Solid Choice

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Building Structures
Literature Showcase
New Product Ideas
February 2016
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Testing the Waters
Tips on Running a Safe & Cost-Effective Aquatic Facility
Take It Inside
Trends and Ideas for Natatorium Design
Thrills & Spills
Improving the Fun Factor in Aquatics
Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Know Your Goals to Design Effective Sports Fields
On an Upward Trend
The Latest in Fitness Can Make Your Facility More Effective
From Simple to Stunning
Trends in Nonconventional Recreation Structures
Better Together
Inclusion Strategies for All Facilities

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
The Power of Water
Aquatic Programs for Diverse Communities & Profitable Swim Centers
Design Corner 
Out of the Stone Age
Flexible Design Crucial to Recreation Facilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dog Park Equipment
Indoor Sports Surfaces
Grounds Maintenance Products
New Product Ideas
March 2016
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Lock it Up
Locker Room Design Trends
Four-Legged-Friendly Parks
Well-Planned Dog Parks Unite the Community, Whether Canine or Human
Energy Boost
Alternative Energy Sources Help Improve Efficiency
Military Recreation & Readiness
Innovation, Efficiency and Enhanced Community Engagement

  FACILITY PROFILES
Structures
Opportunities Abound, Year-Round
Collingwood Community Pool and Ice Arena Ontario in Ontario, Canada

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness 
Personal Trainers & Exercisers
Reaping the Benefits of Small Group Training
Aquatics 
Access for All: A Work in Progress
Playgrounds 
The Intersection of Play & Sculpture

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Event & Concession Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Pool & Aquatic Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2016
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Nature in the City
Urban Park Design Provides Access to Nature
A Playground for (All) the Ages
Bring Your Community Together With Fun And Fitness for Everyone
Place-Making
Pay Attention to Quality, Environment When Furnishing Your Site
The Spray's the Thing
The Latest Trends in Splash Play Areas
Reaching New Heights
Growing Your Climbing Program
Making Waves on the Waterfront
Recreational Amenities in and Near Water See Surging Interest
Get In on the Action
Programming Skateparks & Bike Parks for Safety & Success

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sports Fields
The Trojans' War
Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa
Art & Sport
All in Bronze
University of Akron in Akron, Ohio

  GUEST COLUMNS
Playgrounds 
Make Your Mark With Playground Design
Design Corner 
Orchestrating Your Building

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Waterfront & Marina Products
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2016
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Design Your Niche
Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches
Destination for Sports
Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities
Building Bridges
The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities
Aquatic Evolution
Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities
Changing the Landscape
Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

  FACILITY PROFILES
Playground
A Bridge to Play
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Calif.
Aquatics
Giving Back The Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County in Asbury Park, N.J.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Designing for Flexibility and Function 
How a Sports Facility Can Engage an Entire Community, Not Just Athletes
Aquatics 
Selecting, Installing & Maintaining Commercial UV Systems

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Gymnasium Equipment
Outdoor Sports Equipment
New Product Ideas
June 2016
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2016 State of the 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
A Look at Trends in YMCAs
July 2016
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Things Are Looking Up
Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey
Play On!
Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design
Smooth Sailing
Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation
A Beautiful Vision
Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

  FACILITY PROFILES
Aquatic Surfacing
A High-Performance Pool Deck
Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
Restroom Structures
Biking Boosters
Village Green Park & Peterson Ridge Trail in Sisters, Ore.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Splash Play 
A New Generation of Splashpad
Focusing on Play Experiences to Meet Community Needs
Turf 
What You Need to Know About Baseball & Synthetic Turf
How a Sports Facility Can Engage an Entire Community, Not Just Athletes

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Review of Products at the 2016 General Assembly of YMCAs
Restroom Structures
Locker Room Equipment
Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected
New Product Ideas
August 2016
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Show Me the Money
Finding New Budget Strategies
PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS

  GUEST COLUMNS
'Artie' The River Road Park Imagination Bus 
September 2016
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Seeking Shelter
Innovations in Shade & Shelter Solutions
Building Healthier Communities
The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fitness Areas
Down to the Wire
The Latest Trends in Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound
Greener Grounds
Strategies for Successful Grounds Management

  FACILITY PROFILES
Waterfront
Water Fun for Everyone
Wake Island in Pleasant Grove, Calif.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
The Latest (Surprising) News on UV Technology
Splash Play 
Splash Into the Renovation Revolution
Maintenance & Operations 
You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure…
...Starting With the Janitorial Closet

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterpark & Splash Play Products
Playground Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas
Review of Products at NRPA Conference
Trade Show In Print
October 2016
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  FEATURES
Stop & Go
Style & Maintenance Needs Key to Choosing Restroom Structures
Wet & Wild Destinations
Strategies for Waterpark Success
Your Best Fest Yet
Trends and Strategies for Fun Events and Festivals
Scratching Below the Surface
How Safe Is Your Playground Surface?
One Surface, Many Uses
Finding the Right Multipurpose Sports & Fitness Surfaces

  FACILITY PROFILES
University Recreation
On the Water
Northwestern Sailing Center in Evanston, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Locker Rooms 
Five Design Essentials of the Well-Planned Locker Room
Aquatics 
Cost Calculators: The First Step to Reducing Operating Costs

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Enclosures & Building Structures
Bleachers & Benches
Playground Equipment
New Product Ideas
November 2016
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From Muscle to Movement
Top Trends in Fitness Equipment
Begin With the Basics & Build
Aquatic Programming 101
The Playground Checkup
Safe, Long-Lasting Playgrounds Require Standardized Maintenance Practices
Outside of the Box
Up-and-Coming Sports Programming Can Expand Your Reach

  FACILITY PROFILES
Splash Play
Aquatic Elevation
Del Mar Family Aquatic Center in Aurora, Colo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Sports & Fitness Surfacing 
What Lies Beneath
Functional Training & Why the Surface Matters

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
Scoreboards
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Sports Field Maintenance Equipment
New Product Ideas