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JULY/AUGUST 2004

FEATURES

Special Supplement: <br>Recreation Managementís Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring:

Special Supplement:
Recreation Managementís Complete Guide to Sports Surfaces and Flooring

Indoors and out, choosing your floors and sport surfaces can be daunting at the least, a dizzying array of products, manufacturers and systems, backed up by product information that requires an advanced physics degree to comprehend. Our special pullout section demystifies the product types and selection process. Find out how many top-notch facilities made their choices—and why. Learn the lingo, set yourself on the right decision-making path and discover the pitfalls to avoid.

Slick Setups: Programming, planning and promotional tricks that help heat up ice arena profits

Slick Setups

Programming, planning and promotional tricks that help heat up ice arena profits

The key to a successful ice rink is keeping it busy. We offer tips on how to design your facility—with both innovative architecture and attractive programming—to attract round-the-clock crowds.

Top It Off: Enclosing a pool can increase program offerings and help draw new crowds

Top It Off

Enclosing a pool can increase program offerings and help draw new crowds

Learn why more pool facilities are turning to bringing the great outdoors inside with enclosure systems. We investigate the ins and outs of enclosing your pool, including the latest techniques and the range of costs, both short and long term. Find out when and if enclosures work for your facility.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Welcome Seniors

Your facility can better serve its community and, at the same time, increase its profit margin by making the most of our society's expanding senior market. Many older adults need qualified exercise supervision along with motivational guidance in order to achieve lasting improvements in physical fitness. They are looking for that instructor or trainer, that facility, and that activity program that will empower them to reach their goals. To capture your share of business from this exploding demographic sector, you need to make sure that your facility sends a very clear and consistent message: "Seniors Welcome Here!"

New for the Course

The popularity of miniature golf has steadily increased over the past decade with millions of families visiting courses every year. While the basic concept of miniature golf remains unchanged since its introduction in the early 1920s, the courses have evolved into unique and interesting variations of the original courses.

Fads vs. trends

One of the challenges facing the fitness industry is to develop products that will sustain over the long run and avoid the stigma of being labeled a fad.

Shutting the Door on Locker Maintenance

Nearly all locker rooms have similar types of challenges. Water and moisture threaten to "unhinge" many locker rooms, and vandalism is always a problem. More locker space and less maintenance are items on most facility managers' wish lists.

Replacing old lockers is a great way to give facilities an updated appearance, while solving many traditional locker problems and helping to reduce maintenance time and costs.

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FACILITY PROFILES

On the Boardwalk

Ocean Cityís Boardwalk in Maryland

From October through May, Ocean City, Md., is a quiet seaside town of about 11,000 people. But come summer, it swells into a bustling tourist destination of nearly 350,000 per weekend, making it the second largest city in Maryland by population.

Now, after rebuilding and revitalization, its Boardwalk is a hub of warm-weather activity, attracting 8 million vacationers annually from every state and many countries around the world

Shared Vision

South Miami Community Center in South Miami, Fla.

What used to be a lone ball field in an economically depressed area of South Miami, Fla., is now the home of the new two-story, 23,000-square-foot South Miami Community Center.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Sports Lighting

Shedding some light

Restroom Structures

Places to go

Crowd Control, Security & Safety

Play it safe

New Products

Whatís the latest?

Q&A Problem Solver

Handy solutions for you

Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.