FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
A Look at the Latest Fitness Trends
Like most things, fitness trends are constantly changing to keep up with participants’ needs. While old staples are still alive and kicking, literally, new, out-of-the-box ideas are emerging onto the exercise scene.
Military Fitness and Recreation: Serving Those Who Serve
Military recreation centers play diverse roles in service members’ lives, serving as morale boosters and community builders. Learn more about the critical service these centers play.
Easy Being Green
Recreational facilities have been at the forefront of the green wave. As global warming and other environmental issues continue to grow the public’s eco-consciousness, recreation managers must stay ahead of the curve and continue to deliver eco-friendly facilities.
Pulling It Off Without a Hitch
From the humble fair to the glitz of an international festival, communities around the country are implementing new and creative ways to fund special events to bring in the public and their dollars.
A Little Education Goes a Long Way
Get 'em off the Couch...And Onto the Playground
As study after study emerges about the growing number of obese children in the United States, America’s weight problem is casting a shadow on the health of its younger generations. New playground innovations can help reverse the negative trends.
Reduce Your Pool's Energy Footprint
Swimming pools are notorious users of energy—lots of it, from water to power and heating costs. This month, we consider some strategies for reducing your energy usage—and costs.
The Wrong Turf Decision Could Cost You
Artificial turf is a huge investment, and making the wrong decision could cost you. Here are some reasons why the cheapest option might not be the wisest choice.
Woodlands Water Play Park in St. Albert, Canada
When a popular sprayground attracted more patrons than it could handle, an upgrade was in order. Here’s how one city makes water fun available to a region’s worth of kids.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Long Beach, Calif.
Going green is especially important in schools, where children are exposed for long periods to the problems posed by less eco-friendly building products. We look at how one school has raised the bar in California.
Dunes Bible Camp in Ocean Park, Wash.
When stormy weather wreaks havoc on your landscape, make lemonade from those lemons. At the Dunes Bible Camp, a sawmill turns fallen timber from wasted wood to a wonderful resource.