Landscape Structures - Smart Play - Big Fun For The Little Ones

MARCH 2005

FEATURES

What's the Score?: A guide to the newest system options and choosing the best scoreboard for your facility

What's the Score?

A guide to the newest system options and choosing the best scoreboard for your facility

Don't just settle for any scoreboard. We take a look at all the popular scoreboard and timing system options as well as all those extra bells, buzzers and whistles.

Field Goals: Making your sports fields look like the pros—without breaking the budget

Field Goals

Making your sports fields look like the pros—without breaking the budget

Looking to turn that field of dreams into a budget-friendly reality? We uncover the tips, tricks and cost-effective strategies from experienced pros to design high-performance playing fields or to transform existing fields on a limited budget.

Fresh Fitness Checkup: Fitness equipment and programming: One doesn't work without the other, and both are changing

Fresh Fitness Checkup

Fitness equipment and programming: One doesn't work without the other, and both are changing

In the fitness world, there's always something new on the horizon: new equipment, new workout regimens, new gadgetry. And all of it, according to their creators, is going to change the way people exercise. That always isn't the case, but new ideas do have an impact. We take a look at what's going on in fitness equipment and programming in 2005.

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GUEST COLUMNS

AEDs: Do They Belong in Your Facility?

A facility operator's decision of whether to obtain one or more automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should be given careful consideration. Find out the facts before you make a plan.

Unlocking the Secrets of Locker Designs and Toilet-Partition Selections

The industry offers many choices for locker and restroom products. Installing the right ones requires analyzing the particular needs of a facility and matching them to products. Learn how to make this task an easy one.

Avoiding Maintenance Problems in Commercial Pool Care

Four areas to keep in mind

Today's managers of recreational aquatic facilities have a lot to worry about. Not only are they responsible for maintenance, safety, supplies and other employees, but often they are responsible for managing more than one facility. Here are four important areas to focus on.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Magnificent Megaplex

TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
Spruce Grove, Alberta

Often a unique partnership produces unique results. The Alberta municipalities of Parkland County, the Town of Stony Plain and the City of Spruce Grove joined forces to produce the $28 million TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre (TLC), which serves as a year-round family fitness center; a much-needed indoor venue for hockey, soccer and other organized sports programs; and a popular social hub for participating communities. The participating governments share in a magnificent resource and never could have independently financed the megaplex.

Green Bay Parks Pack a Splash

Seymour, Fisk, Bay View, Fort Howard, Farlin and Eastman Parks
Green Bay, Wis.

Looking to re-energize six downtown neighborhood parks, the Green Bay Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry embarked on a $750,000 program to add innovative splash play areas to each park. Using funding from the City of Green Bay Redevelopment Authority, the splash areas represented a creative, relatively low-cost way to bring water fun to many parts of the city while sprucing up parks that needed updating.

Designing for a Deluge

Waco Lake
Waco, Texas

In this day and age of flat or declining budgets, it is a rare opportunity to basically start from scratch and rebuild a park from the ground up. This was the case for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Waco Lake in Texas. This 9,000-acre flood-control project recently went through a seven-foot rise to its conservation pool evaluation at the request of the city of Waco, which meant an additional 1,000 acres of park and wildlife habitat had to be flooded.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment

Dive right in

Site Furnishings & Park Components

Perfect park accessories

Sports Lighting

Shedding some light

New Products

New on the block

Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
Pilot Rock - Replace your worn out park equipment! - Buy Now
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch