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JULY 2010

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Something for Everyone

FEATURES

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our 2010 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 2010 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry

In this annual survey, we ask recreation, sports and fitness professionals to talk about some of the major aspects of their careers.

Try That on for Size: Small Communities Take On Big Recreation Amenities

Try That on for Size

Small Communities Take On Big Recreation Amenities

At the other end of the spectrum, sports facilities in local communities are finding new ways to offer more for their patrons.

Design for the Big Time: Latest Stadiums Mix History, Technology and Intimate Fan Experience

Design for the Big Time

Latest Stadiums Mix History, Technology and Intimate Fan Experience

Big stadiums for professional and college teams are adding new features that look back and forward. Many designers access the history of a place, and then mix in technology and other amenities to update the experience for game-goers.

Hidden Treasure: Aquatics Facilities Can Be Gold Mines If Done Right

Hidden Treasure

Aquatics Facilities Can Be Gold Mines If Done Right

If your aquatic facility is losing dollars, you might take a look at your program lineup. Get this critical piece of the puzzle right, and you can boost your bottom line.

A Cut Above: Scoreboard Innovations Becoming More Visual, Motivational

A Cut Above

Scoreboard Innovations Becoming More Visual, Motivational

Once upon a time, a scoreboard was just a big rectangle with some numbers on it to let spectators know how things stood. These days, with technological advances and creative innovations, they can do so much more than tell the score.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Fitness & Exercise

Gateway to Exercise

While your patrons actually have to show up to the health club if they want to get a workout, there are plenty of tools online to help motivate them and inspire you.

Sports and Playground Surfaces

No Risk From Tire Crumb

While there has been much unscientific discussion over the safety of tire crumb, the EPA's final word is that it poses no risk. And, the benefits abound.

Software

Perfect Timing
Online Scheduling Software Offers Reservation Solution

If you want to get scheduling done right, you'd be wise to check out the latest software offerings and all the ways they can help you manage better.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Healthy Growth

Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass.

Since the 1970s, the owners of the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex have been growing and innovating. Learn more about how they've stayed on top of their game.

Give Them What They Want

Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles, Ill.

Careful consideration of community needs is leading to a growing aquatic facility. While kids can splash about now in the spraypark, in years to come, there will be so much more aquatic fun.

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DEPARTMENTS

Before You Go…

Reaching Your Peak
Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Opens 50 and Older Club

Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Shop Trash Receptacles
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years