FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The ever-evolving workout world
There's never a shortage of people who want to get fit, but workout options are constantly changing. We take a look at the latest and greatest in the workout world to help you decide what to add—or keep—at your fitness facility.
Entertainment & timing technology come together
Your scoreboard might not be your top concern when outfitting your sporting venue, but it's important to remember that all eyes will be on this crucial piece of equipment. Here's how to keep spectators entertained while keeping track of scores and seconds.
Four-season design for recreational enclosures
To create a recreational space suited for all seasons, you need to consider everything from your geographical location to the programming you offer. Ultimately, your four-season facility should let in the light and get patrons to play year-round.
Association Guest Column: National Recreation and Park Association
Who's coaching your youth sports teams? How much do you really know about your volunteer coaches? NRPA, in partnership with three expert consultants, has developed a program to provide park districts and leagues the tools needed to perform national background checks on potential volunteers and give them proper training and identification.
The power of multi-generational destination parks
Destination parks offer a little bit of something for everyone, and enhance the well-being of the entire community. Providing a place where all can play unites the community and helps everyone get fit.
Planning your spa for a successful launch
The spa business is the fourth largest leisure industry in the United States, with more than $11 billion in annual revenues. If you're thinking about adding a spa, make sure that a well-thought-out plan for a successful launch is already in place.
Delivering healthy indoor air quality
At least half of the recreational indoor pool facilities in North America are not delivering healthy indoor air quality. Recreation managers should know that proper indoor air quality requires a synergy between the building envelope, the air distribution, dehumidification equipment and water chemistry.
Seoul International Park in Los Angeles
In the neighborhood of Koreatown around Seoul International Park, kids no longer dream of playing baseball year-round—they live their dreams on the seventh Dodgers Dream Field. This $1.2 million renovation included installation of a long-lasting, low-maintenance synthetic turf field.
Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, Va.
Owners of mountaintop gold courses face a common dilemma: getting water to flow uphill. For the owner of the remote Primland Resort, the solution included a pipeline and four pump stations. But another problem quickly arose: building a cost-effective structure to house the pump stations.
Crystal Lake Campground in Lodi, Wis.
At Crystal Lake Campground, just outside of Madison, campers not only can choose from traditional campsites, but also A-frames, duplexes, mobile homes, cabins in the woods and a series of unique beachfront structures that provide a memorable camping experience—yurts.