FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Making Play Safe & Accessible
Before it is opened for fun and play, a playground must go through a careful planning process—one that ensures accessibility and safety for the children.
Communities & Facilities Take Action to Improve Health
With obesity and its accompanying health problems continuing to challenge the American public, recreation, sports and fitness facilities are looking for ways to team up with others in their communities to help address the situation.
Marketing in a Web 2.0 World
Itís one thing to be on Facebook and Twitter. Itís something else entirely to be using social media well. If youíre ready to get on board, read on and weíll show you how a few state park organizations are getting it right.
Spruce Up Your Sports Field for Spring
Spring is in the air, and that means baseball season. To ensure your fields are ready for the increased traffic, you need to pay close attention to your field maintenance practices.
Combat Germs in the Gym
In the gym itís easy to share germs. Ensure your facility is as clean as possible by implementing a careful cleaning strategy.
Is Waterpark Envy Killing You?
How Rectangles Can Work
It seems as though many facility managers canít stop feeling envious of pools with slides and other bells and whistles. But there are ways to make your rectangle work for you that donít involve expensive upgrades.
Keep Pools Open in Challenging Times
'Green' Pools and the Virginia Graeme Baker Act
As budgets shrink, you may be looking to save money in your aquatic operations. Updated, greener technology might be just the solution youíre looking for.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
With its wide range of recreation, sports and fitness opportunities, the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur díAlene, Idaho offers an example that planners can turn to as they design community centers for the future.
Various Locations in Tacoma, Wash.
When Tacoma, Wash., needed a solution for its aging pools, it turned to splash play as an ideal way to offer a little fun in the water, without the maintenance headaches.
Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.
The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill., offers visitors a chance to interact with nature and view tree species from all over the world. And now it offers something else: a new surface made from recycled beer bottles.
Let Them Play Ball
Batters Up USA Brings Diamond Sports to Kids
With baseball season around the corner, your mind might be on getting more kids onto the field in your own community. Batters Up USA offers a way to get more kids involved in baseball and softball.