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JANUARY 2006

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Play Days

Donít forget the fun

FEATURES

Play to Live, Live to Play: Playground development, from design to construction and beyond

Play to Live, Live to Play

Playground development, from design to construction and beyond

Find out how smart planning from square one, correct installation, as well as regular maintenance and inspections all can add up to a safe play environment.

Simple Splashes: Updating your aquatic facility and programming without going overboard

Simple Splashes

Updating your aquatic facility and programming without going overboard

Looking for ways to get more people into the pool? We offer some handy tips for revitalizing your facility and programming without going off the deep end.

Festival Fundamentals: Six  habits of highly effective special events

Festival Fundamentals

Six habits of highly effective special events

Whether it be a festival or 5K (or both), several key strategies and the right team can help make your special event a success.

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GUEST COLUMNS

The Validity of Accreditation

National Council on Strength and Fitness

The need to fill staff positions has become a common ongoing chore for many fitness facilities. Prudent managers who maintain a reasonable concern for liability risks realize the importance of finding and hiring only qualified staff.

Selecting Fitness Equipment for Special Populations

Fitness and Exercise

Look around any fitness facility. Exercisers with special needs are everywhere. We'll focus on equipment needs for four groups: older adults (age 55 and up), pregnant women, people with disabilities, and children and teenagers.

Donít Be Powerless

Emergency Planning

Power outage. These two words can damage the recreation and sports industry on a number of levels.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Synthetic Turf and All That Jazz

Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Silver Spring, Md.

With its second annual jazz festival fast approaching, the bustling town of Silver Spring, located in Montgomery County, Md., could've been stuck singing the blues because its 35,000-square-foot outdoor concert space was not yet a viable venue.

Spreading its Wings

Butterfly Garden And Bug Carousel At The Bronx Zoo
New York City

Getting back to nature, even in the heart of a busy metropolis, never has been so easy, especially since the Bronx Zoo—which sits on 265 acres surrounded by New York City—opened its new Butterfly Garden last May.

Preserving Prairie History

Whitetail Park
Lafayette, Colo.

On any given day the new $2 million Whitetail Park in Lafayette, Colo., is a lively scene for multiple generations and interests. Given the challenge of creating a place that was all things to all people, the park was designed as a hybrid that meets the various needs of the community.

Pilot Rock - Replace your worn out park equipment! - Buy Now
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Recreation Management Webinar: 4 Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991