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FEBRUARY 2006

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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Fanning those February flames

FEATURES

<strong>Special Supplement:</strong> A Complete Guide to Aquatic Centers: Just Add Water

Special Supplement: A Complete Guide to Aquatic Centers

Just Add Water

Our annual guide to everything you need to know about pools, waterparks and natatoriums. If it's about a wet facility, it's in here, from aquatic exercise to water slides.

Keep Your Skatepark on the Cutting Edge: Adding challenge and enhancing safety

Keep Your Skatepark on the Cutting Edge

Adding challenge and enhancing safety

We shift through some of the big issues regarding skate park safety. Find out how various facilities manage their liability—and keep a facility fun.

Tough Turf: Getting athletic fields in good shape is both complicated and not-so-complicated

Tough Turf

Getting athletic fields in good shape is both complicated and not-so-complicated

The quality of your dirt, grass and turf may be underappreciated, but they should never be overlooked. Make sure you're following some of the best field design and maintenance practices.

Table of contents for FEBRUARY 2006 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

The Summer Camp Course Has Grown Up

Professional Ropes Course Association

Numerous summer camps still operate a more traditional ropes challenge course as part of camp adventure activities, but in emerging markets, for adventure-seekers of all ages, the summer camps ropes course has certainly grown up.

Where Do I Store That?

Organization and Storage Space

Everyone struggles with it. What should be saved? Where to store it? Every recreational facility needs to order and maintain supplies, archive documents, and store parts and equipment.

Climbing Interest

Playgrounds

One of the most exciting trends in parks and recreation is the popularity of new classes of independent climbers.

Table of contents for FEBRUARY 2006 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

Better Berens

Berens Park
Elmhurst, ILL.

Berens Park in Elmhurst, Ill., has been a fixture for sports practices for more than 30 years. But since it was created, houses have encircled it on all sides, so other amenities—gymnastics programs, playgrounds, community meeting spaces—were placed elsewhere, leaving Berens Park as a well-loved facility but one not quite living up to its full potential.

A Multigenerational Place to Play

Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority's Destination Park project
Lewisburg, Pa.

It's hard to say which is more impressive: The Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority's new park or its moxie.

Fitting the Community's Lifestyle

Shoreview Community Center: Tropics Waterpark and Fitness Center
Shoreview, Minn.

Shoreview, Minn., is a fitness-minded community, and it's also quite organized. These two traits have blended to give the city a wildly successful and well-used gathering place that just keeps getting better.

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