FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Saving Facilities and Lives Through Smarter Aquatic Programming
Learn-to-swim programs are an essential tool in your aquatics programming kit. Learn about how some facilities are reaching out to new swimmers to bring more people to the pool.
Taking America's Dog Parks to the Next Level
A dog park can be more—much more—than a simple fenced-in area where dogs can roam. Offering a bit more for our canine friends—and their owners—can boost a park’s success in the community.
Tips From the Pros on Compliance With New ADA Standards
With new ADA rules set to go into effect, it’s important to understand how recreation, sports and fitness facilities will be affected.
Toughen Up Your Turf
In this first installment in our series on maintenance issues, we take a look at the basic requirements for maintaining sports fields. Whether your fields are synthetic or natural turf, there are steps you can take to maximize their playability.
Using Programming to Promote a Positive Park
Many communities take a build-it-and-they-will-come approach to skateparks. But when you also offer programming to introduce new skaters to the sport, you’ll get the most out of your facility.
Play for All
Thinking Outside the Ramp
Many think it’s enough to install ramps to make a playground accessible. But a playground that truly includes disabled children and immerses them in the activity involves so much more.
Todd Beamer Park in Fresno, Calif.
Less than 10 years after his tragic death on a flight destined to crash in a Pennsylvania field, the city of Fresno, Calif., celebrates Todd Beamer’s legacy with a new park.
Sycamore Park Sprayground in Fort Worth, Texas
When the rules for handling water treatment at splash play areas were updated, the design team of this new sprayground was ready to roll with the changes.