Miracle - XGEN - Extreme Generation - Experience the Thrill

OCTOBER 2006

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Green Pieces

FEATURES

Helpful Havens: Gazebos, pergolas and the wide world of outdoor shelters

Helpful Havens

Gazebos, pergolas and the wide world of outdoor shelters

When it comes to outdoor structures, the number of options continues to grow and become more specialized. There's decorative (pergolas), decorative/functional (gazebos) and strictly functional (prefab buildings), as well as combinations of all these elements. We look at the options to help you choose the structures that are best for you.

Fixtures Fixation: What to consider when outfitting sports facilities

Fixtures Fixation

What to consider when outfitting sports facilities

How to do you accessorize a sports facility so it can best serve as both competition and practice venues for a variety of sports? Facility managers and other experts share their advice on how to go about buying equipment, collaborating with designers and architects, as well as cutting costs without compromising quality.

Age of Enlightenment: Selecting the right sports lighting for performance and aesthetics

Age of Enlightenment

Selecting the right sports lighting for performance and aesthetics

Oh, let the light shine in. Facilities are finding more ways to make their lighting eye-catching, practical and environmentally sensitive. Most of all, lighting systems are becoming an affordable investment.

Green Up: Ideas to improve the eco-friendliness of your facility

Green Up

Ideas to improve the eco-friendliness of your facility

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GUEST COLUMNS

Standard 50: Ensuring Pool Water Treatment Products are Safe and Effective

Association Guest Column: National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)

The purpose of NSF/ANSI Standard 50 (NSF 50) is to establish minimum requirements for materials, design, construction and performance of equipment commonly included in the water circulation systems of residential and public swimming pools, spas or hot tubs.

Hybrid Skateparks

Is this innovative concept right for your community?

While thousands of skateparks have been installed in communities throughout the United States, almost all of these skateparks are of either modular or concrete design. But today, many communities are discovering another way that combines the benefits of both forms—the hybrid skatepark. It's been a popular choice at private commercial skateparks for many years, but it's now a growing trend that might make sense for your riders and your community.

Making American Playgrounds Relevant

Providing children with quality play environments is more important than ever. The outdoor social and physical environment that a child has access to is very strongly associated with how active children and their families are.

A Crash Course in Chlorine

Even after decades of use and the introduction of alternative disinfectants, chlorine remains a king germ-slayer for commercial pool water due to its effectiveness, safety, low cost and convenience.

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FACILITY PROFILES

On Target

Flick Park Pool
Glenview, Ill.

If you're a fan of arcades and a fan of waterparks, then Flick Park Pool is the place for you, where these two very different forms of recreation merge, among other watery amusements.

Mid-course Correction

Club Nutrition & Fitness
Springfield, Mo.

After a lackluster first year in business, the existing course and speed did not portend any sales improvement for Club Nutrition & Fitness in Springfield, Mo., for the upcoming 2005-2006 season. A change in strategy was badly needed—and some fresh ideas from an outsider.

Paved Paradise

Pier 40 Courtyard Fields
New York City

As the tune goes, it's usually a paradise that's paved to make way for a parking lot. Fortunately, in the case of Pier 40 in Manhattan, the process has been reversed.

Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
Recreation Management Webinar: 4 Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - Dor Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring