Landscape Structures - Smart Play - Big Fun For The Little Ones

SEPTEMBER 2007

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FEATURES

Special Accommodations: Meeting Special Needs with Shelters, Shade and Other Park Structures

Special Accommodations

Meeting Special Needs with Shelters, Shade and Other Park Structures

Selecting a shelter or a shade structure goes well beyond knowing the most popular building types and how they'll suit your site. Learn how some facilities are using these structures to meet the needs of some pretty special patrons.

Let There Be Dark: How Smart Lighting Design Increases Security, Performance and Night-Time Aesthetics

Let There Be Dark

How Smart Lighting Design Increases Security, Performance and Night-Time Aesthetics

Providing a place for patrons to gather and play after dark means installing lighting that not only helps them feel safe, but also truly makes them safe. Learn how smart lighting design choices can not only protect patrons, but also can protect our night-time views of the starry skies.

Eco-Nomically Green: A Little Green Goes a Long Way

Eco-Nomically Green

A Little Green Goes a Long Way

With more parks and recreational facilities focusing on sustainable design than ever, we take a look at some of the ways green approaches to running a facility can translate into reduced operational costs.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Quality Control

Association Guest Column: Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

With your feet firmly planted on terra firma, a challenge course can look pretty, well, challenging. It's important to remember that the physical course is only part of the story—ensuring facilitator quality is equally, if not more, important.

Modularity Is the Spice of Life

Variety, flexibility and economy are the key ingredients in the recipe for skatepark success. Learn how a truly modular skatepark system can provide the right combination for most municipalities.

Self-Control and Sportsmanship

How Sports & Recreation Can Improve Society

If communities could organize their schools, recreation and sports programming to teach scientifically proven skills in self-control, we could go a long way to reducing many of society's ills.

A Balancing Act

Advances in chemical automation, development of new disinfection methods and better education on water chemistry problems have simplified the aquatic facility manager's job, while providing safer water to swimmers.

Recruitment Gold

A Look at Student-Focused Facilities

Colleges face tough competition when it comes to recruiting the best and brightest. While cutting-edge academics are key, a key to putting one's best face forward is a well-designed recreation facility.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Smart Sports

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Miami University needed a smart solution to allow for indoor tennis practice. Find out how the school's athletes are top performers on and off the court—inside and out.

Skating in the Shadow of Palm Trees

Downtown Ice in San Jose, Calif.

At the height of the Christmas shopping season, you can find all the typical sights in downtown San Jose, Calif., from carolers and bustling shoppers to ice-skaters wearing light jackets. Learn more about how the city keeps an ice rink running in its less-than-wintry climate.

A Pool with a Past

Roosevelt Aquatics Complex in Glenview, Ill.

While brand-new aquatic complexes may be popping up across the country, one Chicago suburb is preserving its past while its aquatics center steps squarely into the 21st century.

A Cut Above

Brainerd and Brown Acres Golf Courses in Chattanooga, Tenn.

With attendance at public golf courses falling in recent years, one city's facilities have managed to bring the public back to the greens.

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