Issue Archives
January 2018
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  FEATURES
Play It Safe
Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety
Water Wise
Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning
To Better Serve Those Who Serve
How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun
But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

  FACILITY PROFILES
Enclosures
Let the Sun Shine In
The YMCA of the Suncoast: Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in Lecanto, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Sports Fields 
One Field, One Season
Keeping the Natural Turf

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Lighting Products
Shelters & Shade Structures
Literature Showcase
New Product Ideas
February 2018
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Profitable Pools
Strategies for Designing Pools to Stay Out of the Red
Healthy Air, Healthy Water
Best Practices to Keep Patrons & Staff Healthy
Swimming Toward Wellness
Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness
Get Ahead of the Game
Successful Sports Field Maintenance
All-Season Structures
Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Looking Beyond Physical Limits
Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
All Together Now
Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

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Shade
A Waterfront Park Revitalized
Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Park Upgrade
Creating a New Destination
Mega-10 Park in Marshalltown, Iowa

  GUEST COLUMNS
Design Corner 
Optimizing the Design of Recreation Centers
Restrooms 
Making the Right Choice in Prefabricated Restrooms

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dog Park Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Products
Sports Flooring
New Product Ideas
March 2018
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Dog Day Afternoons
Building Your Dog Park, From Start to Finish
From Industrial to Recreational
Ideas in Waterfront Restoration
Surface Area
Options Abound for Indoor Sports Flooring & Fitness Surfaces
Inclusive and Multifaceted
The Ongoing Evolution of Locker Rooms

  FACILITY PROFILES
Gym Flooring
Bringing Wellness to Those Who Help Others: Alongside in Richland, Mich.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Fitness 
The Future of Fitness: Gym Design
Event Planning 
Professional Weather Advice for an Ideal Outdoor Event Experience

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool & Aquatic Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Event & Concession Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2018
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When Disaster Strikes
Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks
Get Moving, Get Playing!
Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go
Creature Comforts
Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site
Adventure Awaits!
Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options
Still Going Green
Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities
Expanding Pools of Knowledge
Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety
Making Connections, Spurring Development
The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

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Military Recreation
A Little R&R
The Epicenter at Great Lakes naval station, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Member Retention 
Don't Do It Without the Data
Aquatics 
Gearing Up for the Swim Season

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterfront & Marina Products
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2018
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The Changing Face of Recreation
Multigenerational, Multipurpose Facilities
Everyone's Welcome
The Latest Trends in Sports Facility Design
Swimming Ahead
New Currents in Natatorium Design
The Landscape View
Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront
Fitness for All
Campus Design Focuses on Connection, Inclusiveness

  FACILITY PROFILES
Fitness
In the Fight
The HIT Squad in Granite City, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Aquatics 
Evaluating Eye & Respiratory Symptoms at an Indoor Waterpark
Design 
Making the Most of Your Changing Room Design

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports Equipment
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Gymnasium Components
Scoreboards
New Product Ideas
June 2018
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2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry
A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & 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, YWCAs, JCCs, and Boys & Girls Clubs
July 2018
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In The Money
Our 11th Annual Salary Survey
Destination: Playgrounds
Modern Playgrounds Create Fun Family Outings
Come On In, The Water's Fine!
Effective Systems to Maintain Water Quality
All Grown Up
Innovative Programs for Active Older Adults

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Camp
Camp Renewal
Camp Kelly in Tunkhannock, Pa.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Sports Equipment 
The Importance of Athletic Equipment Inspections

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room Equipment
Restroom Structures
New Product Ideas
Website Showcase
August 2018
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One Eye on the Future
Plan Your Facility for the Long Term
PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS

  GUEST COLUMNS
Tips for Recruiting the Next Generation of Government Parks and Rec Employees 
September 2018
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Everyone's Gym
Outdoor Fitness Reaches All Ages, Abilities
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Making a Great Event
New Pool Rules
Passive amenities are out; floating creative water spaces can increase attendance
A Necessary Service
Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

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Grounds Maintenance
Managing the Wild
Various Locations - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rec Center
Pump Up the Memberships
The Centre of Elgin in Elgin, Ill.

  GUEST COLUMNS
Playgrounds 
The Multi-Faceted Value of Play
The Benefits of Play Extend Beyond Exercise
Fitness 
A Perfect Fitness

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterpark & Splash Play Equipment
Playground Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas
Recreation Management's Review of Products at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference
Trade Show In Print
Pilot Rock - Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock Bike Racks
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Register for the 15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists