Issue Archives
January 2017
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  FEATURES
Encourage Risk, But Safely
Playground Safety From Concept to Completion and Beyond
Heads Above Water
Lessons, Programs & Technology Help Prevent Drownings
Coming of Age
Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults
Go! Tech-Enabled Parks
From Pokemon GO to Geocaching and Beyond

  FACILITY PROFILES
Delivering a Little R&R
Aviano Air Base in Italy

  GUEST COLUMNS
The State of the Sports Turf Management Industry 

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Shelters & Shade Structures
Lighting Products
Literature Showcase
New Product Ideas
February 2017
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  FEATURES
Water, Water Everywhere
Designing Flexible Pools
Put Your Pool in Overdrive
Programming Your Pool for Success
New Ways to Save
Improving Efficiency in Pool Operations
Structural Integrity
Nonconventional Buildings Offer Savings, Customization
The Best of Both Worlds
Know When to Rely on Synthetic or Natural Turf
Workout 2017
Making Americans Fit Again
Teaching Healthy Eating
Connecting Communities to Healthier Lifestyles

  FACILITY PROFILES
Waterfront
Nature on the Waterfront
Rosewood Beach in Highland Park, Ill.
Software
Turning to Tech
Groveport Recreation Center in Groveport, Ohio

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
Renovation Solutions for Indoor Pools

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
New Product Ideas
Indoor Sports Flooring
Dog Park Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Products
March 2017
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  FEATURES
Attention to Detail
The Ongoing Evolution of the Locker Room
Parks Gone to the Dogs
Planning & Programming a Park for Pooches
By the Shore
Waterfronts Provide Economic Strength, Charm
Sizing Up Your Surface
Options Abound When You Want Performance & Durability

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sports Facilities
Soccer Goes Green
New York Red Bulls Training Facility & Stadium in East Hanover and Harrison, N.J
Lighting
Lighting Boost
Seminole County Sports Complex in Sanford, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness 
Broaden Your Appeal With Cardio Equipment Variety
Sports Facilities 
Game Changer
Advancements in Design Boost Sports Facilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Event & Concession Products
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
April 2017
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  FEATURES
Fun for All
The Latest in Park Planning and Design
A World of Play
Trends in Playground Planning & Design
A Place for Everything, Everything in Its Place
Furnishing Your Site Effectively
Reaching New Heights
Demand for Adventure Fitness on the Rise
Essential Aquatic Maintenance
Facilities Need Planned Maintenance, Energy-Efficient Solutions
Pass It On
Cultivating New Nature-Lovers With Environmental Education Programs

  FACILITY PROFILES
Landscape Design
Art and Landscape
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N.C.
Turf
Rebels Return to Their Roots
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Resorts & Fitness 
When a Traditional Gym Is Not Enough
Aquatics 
Planning for a Successful Operation: Part 1
Off-Season Duties

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Waterfront & Marina Products
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2017
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  FEATURES
Evolving Aquatics
Trends in Municipal Aquatic Facility Design
If You Build It…
Up-to-Date Sports Facilities Aim to Bring Back Crowds
Fitness Forever
Fitness Facility Design to Meet Changing Demands
Space For Fun & Wellness
12 Trends in Multipurpose Design
From Land to Landscape
Effective Approaches to Park Design

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sports Fields
The Right Team
Miami-Dade Parks Soccer in Miami-Dade County, Florida

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
Planning for a Successful Operation: Part 2
Preseason Readiness
Athletic Buildings 
Making Space for Sports

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Gymnasium Components
New Product Ideas
June 2017
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  FEATURES
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 2017
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Slow and Steady
Our 10th Annual Salary Survey
Something for Everyone
Inclusive, Multigenerational Playgrounds Have Broad Reach
Need Fun? Just Add Water!
Outfitting Your Pool
Rolling Right Along
Expand Biking Options in Your Community

  FACILITY PROFILES
Park Design & Planning
Celebrating History
Clear Creek Valley Park in Arvada, Colo.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Splash Play 
Keeping It Safe
Designing a Safe Spray Park

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room Equipment
Restroom Structures
New Product Ideas
Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected
August 2017
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It Takes a Community
Promoting Parks & Programs From the Start
PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS
September 2017
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  FEATURES
The Right Rest Stop
Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks
Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents
Taking It OUTSIDE!
Outdoor Fitness Areas to Get Everyone Moving
The Fundamentals of Fun
Events & Festivals Bring Attention & Business to Communities

  FACILITY PROFILES
Aquatics
The Air in There
Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.
Shelters & Shade
Back to the Garden
The Kitchen Community in Memphis, Tenn., & Other Locations
Dog Parks
Something More for People & Pets
All Paws Pet Wash Pet Park in Belvidere, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
Clean Up the Swamp
Handling Algae in your Pool
Marketing 
Boost Your Numbers
Nine Best Practices for Increasing Activity Registrations

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterpark & Splash Play Products
Playground Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas
Preview of Products at 2017 NRPA Conference
Trade Show In Print
October 2017
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  FEATURES
Riding the New Waves
Advances in Waterpark Design & Technology
Splash On!
The Ongoing Evolution of Splash Play
Thrills & Spills
Risk Management for Waterparks & Splash Parks
Add a Little Shade
Shelters, Shade Structures Mix Function & Style
Seeking the Total Package
Trends in Sports Lighting, Scoreboards and Sound Systems
From The Ground Up
How Grounds Maintenance Professionals Keep Moving Forward
Widening the Playing Field
Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

  FACILITY PROFILES
Sports Facilities
Taking the Field
Whitaker Fields Complex at the University of Texas at Austin
Outdoor Fitness
A Community Works Out
John S. Simms Park in Bellflower, Calif.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Locker Rooms 
On-Trend Locker Room Design

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Enclosures & Building Structures
Playground Equipment
Benches & Bleachers
New Product Ideas