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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2002

FEATURES

Rolling Ahead: New skate parks and inline facilities learn from past mistakes

Rolling Ahead

New skate parks and inline facilities learn from past mistakes

Sure, skate parks and inline places are popping up all over the place, but what exactly does it take to create a great skate park and inline hockey facility?

Here's a comprehensive guide to planning a skate park and inline hockey rink, including the next generation in design.

Pool Your Resources: Aquatics programming ideas to help keep your facility floating

Pool Your Resources

Aquatics programming ideas to help keep your facility floating

While few pools are idle for very long anywhere in the country, the high cost of running a pool makes what aquatic directors call "dead water time" anathema to a successful pool program.

Looking for some new ways to attract the crowds to the pool—and keep them coming back?

Check out these programming insights to help aquatic centers build attendance.

Thereís No Business Like Spa Business: With some rec centers and health clubs adding or converting space for spas, how do you plan a successful place for pampering?

Thereís No Business Like Spa Business

With some rec centers and health clubs adding or converting space for spas, how do you plan a successful place for pampering?

Pampering is in—and profitable. More and more rec centers are converting or adding space for spas. What's the latest in spa facility design and what are important elements to make such an addition successful?

Find out how to make your spa spectacular.

Table of contents for JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2002 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

Adventure Vendors on Your Property

Your risk or theirs?

The more successful and attractive you make your facility, the more requests you will receive from outside entrepreneurs to rent, borrow and/or share your property. Find out how to protect your reputation and your business by learning how to manage the risks associated with a special event or adventure vendor.

Stewardship of the Sand

The environmental impact of mechanical beachcleaning

Having to tiptoe through the sand to avoid bottle caps, medical waste or insect-infested seaweed is, well, no day at the beach.

We can all agree that our recreational waters and beaches are a precious resource that must be vigilantly protected.

Table of contents for JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2002 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

Play Ball

Lakewood BlueClaws Park in Lakewood, N.J.

While minor-league baseball has successfully pitched its family-oriented image, more and more stadiums are continuing to add amenities that are a big hit with the kids. Check out the custom playground built at this new state-of-the-art New Jersey stadium.

When Nature Calls

Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri

In 2004, when those eager to retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark's expedition to commemorate its 200th anniversary will no doubt enjoy the benefit of many modern improvements over the original journey—not the least of which are the new toilets and showers placed strategically along the way.

When the Only Place to Go is Up

University of Marylandís vertical challenge course
College Park, Md.

The University of Maryland's vertical challenge course, an Alpine Tower II, was almost brand new on Sept. 24, 2001, the day a tornado roared through campus. The 50-foot tower survived without a scratch.

Besides having survived a deadly tornado, the tower is also unique in its space-saving design. Instead of spreading individual challenges over a large park site, dozens of challenges are located within the tower, which takes up far less real estate.

Table of contents for JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2002 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Shelters, Buildings & Structures

Give me shelter

Grounds Maintenance

Looking good on the outside

New Products

Whatís new on the block?

Literature Showcase

Your guide to the latest info

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Recreation Management Webinar: Designing Sites With Shade In Mind
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists