SEPTEMBER 2009

FEATURES

A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

When the team scores a point, the kids slide and swing, or the working mom works out, they rarely think about what's beneath their feet—but that doesn't mean you don't have to. In this special supplement, we'll walk you through the most recent trends in sports surfaces, playground safety surfaces and more.

Finding the Right Turf Solution for Your Fields

Finding the Right Sports Flooring

Looking Beneath the Safety Surface

Sink or Swim: How Waterparks Are Surfing the Economic Waves

Sink or Swim

How Waterparks Are Surfing the Economic Waves

When the recession first hit, it seemed the "staycation" trend would keep waterparks swimming along, but as budgets have tightened, waterparks have been forced to tighten their operations and come up with creative new approaches to draw in more revelers.

Designed For Use-and Abuse: Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

Designed For Use-and Abuse

Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

From pre-engineered vault restrooms buildings to more complex structures, parks need a place for families to take a "time out" from recreation. This month, we explore the latest trends in restroom structures and suggest solutions to fit all your needs.

Green Up: Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design

Green Up

Trends in Eco-Friendly Facility Design

You don't have to be a tree-hugger to understand the benefits of green design. Whether it's saving energy, saving water, saving your patrons' health or saving the earth, eco-friendly design solutions just make good sense.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Fitness & Exercise

Effective Fitness Programs for Aging Boomers

With the onslaught of baby boomers reaching retirement age, clubs that target exercise programs for this age group can have a big impact on members' wellness, while attracting new members. Placing an emphasis on functional fitness is one step to success.

Design Corner

Clean & Free Power

When you're looking to power your facility in a more cost-effective, eco-friendlier manner, solar power might be a great option. Here's a quick look at some of the things you should consider before making the switch.

NSPF

Creating Recession-Resistant Aquatic Facilities

The economy is taking a heavy toll on facilities of all types, and many pools have been shut down. In this column, the NSPF offers a look at some resources that can help your facility sail more smoothly.

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FACILITY PROFILES

A Home for Squash

SL Green StreetSquash Center in New York City

This powerful program that teaches kids to play squash while encouraging them to push further in their studies now has a home.

The Power of Remembering

Martha Shannen Reid Memorial in Austin, Texas

When Martha Shannen Reid's family and friends wanted to create a memorial, they got plenty of help from local resources. Now they have a place to remember.