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APRIL 2007

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

Special Supplement: Complete Guide to Park Components & Play Areas: A Place for Everyone

Special Supplement: Complete Guide to Park Components & Play Areas

A Place for Everyone

The choices can seem endless when selecting park and play components, but there are helpful approaches to investigating the options and making the best selections. We take a look at the must-know-now information you need to design an attractive and inviting space.

Altitude with Attitude: Building Your Climbing Business by Catering to Kids

Altitude with Attitude

Building Your Climbing Business by Catering to Kids

Indoor climbing walls have helped catapult climbing’s popularity as a sport, with 9 million so-called urban climbers in the United States alone. Getting new climbers interested now means targeting kids with your marketing plan—bringing teens and tweens into the facility.

Risky Business: Critical Safety Issues for Aquatic Facilities

Risky Business

Critical Safety Issues for Aquatic Facilities

No matter how much fun your patrons have at your pool, splash play area or waterpark, you know that ensuring their safety is serious business. We cover critical issues in aquatic safety and risk management.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Keep Your Stars

Association Guest Column: International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association

Turnover is a hot issue in fitness facilities. In this guest column, IHRSA talks to experts across the industry for a view of staffing issues and how to reduce turnover.

Expand Your Stand

Easy ways to boost concession profits

Still offering the same humdrum staples at your concession operation? Learn how to expand your concession—with little investment and virtually no effort—to keep customers coming back for more.

A Delicate Balance

Understanding water quality problems in lakes and ponds

If you have water quality issues in your lakes and ponds, it might help to learn more about the components that impact the delicate balance of the pond ecosystem; light and temperature, nutrients, and oxygen.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Grab Your Partner, Build Your Community

Gypsum Recreation Center in Gypsum, Colo.

This $12.2 million, state-of-the-art recreation center was designed with extensive community input and is a mainstay of the town’s core. People of all ages and skills can now take advantage of their town’s first rec center, which includes a pool, gym, aerobics rooms and dedicated gymnastics area.

Basketball on the Edge

The EDGE Basketball Training Facility in Orlando, Fla.

Former All-Star NBA player Dee Brown is now sharing his basketball expertise with young players. He opened The EDGE basketball training facility in Orlando to teach the fundamentals of the game to young players and give them access to top-notch coaches and professional-caliber equipment.

All-Season Swim

The Courthouse Fitness & Racquet Club in Jackson, Miss.

With a new polygon fabric structure erected over its existing swimming pool, The Courthouse Fitness Facility in Jackson, Miss., can now provide year-round swimming to its members.