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MARCH 2010

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

A Stitch in Time

FEATURES

All Together Now: Making Play Safe & Accessible

All Together Now

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.

Steps Toward Wellness: Communities & Facilities Take Action to Improve Health

Steps Toward Wellness

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.

Expand Your Reach: Marketing in a Web 2.0 World

Expand Your Reach

Marketing in a Web 2.0 World

It's one thing to be on Facebook and Twitter. It's something else entirely to be using social media well. If you're ready to get on board, read on and we'll show you how a few state park organizations are getting it right.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Field Maintenance

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.

Facility Maintenance

Combat Germs in the Gym

In the gym it's easy to share germs. Ensure your facility is as clean as possible by implementing a careful cleaning strategy.

Aquatic Marketing

Is Waterpark Envy Killing You?
How Rectangles Can Work

It seems as though many facility managers can't stop feeling envious of pools with slides and other bells and whistles. But there are ways to make your rectangle work for you that don't involve expensive upgrades.

Pools/Aquatics

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 you're looking for.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Pointing to the Future

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 d'Alene, Idaho offers an example that planners can turn to as they design community centers for the future.

Splashing Good Times

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.

Bottom's Up!

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

Before You Go…

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.

ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
Recreation Management Webinar: 4 Technologies to Reduce Costs & Improve Water Quality
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - Dor Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Pilot Rock - Replace your worn out park equipment! - Buy Now
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again