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JANUARY 2011

FEATURES

Taking the Plunge: Saving Facilities and Lives Through Smarter Aquatic Programming

Taking the Plunge

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.

Dog Parks 2.0: Taking America's Dog Parks to the Next Level

Dog Parks 2.0

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 parkís success in the community.

Are You Accessible?: Tips From the Pros on Compliance With New ADA Standards

Are You Accessible?

Tips From the Pros on Compliance With New ADA Standards

With new ADA rules set to go into effect, itís important to understand how recreation, sports and fitness facilities will be affected.

Maintenance Series: Sports Turf: Toughen Up Your Turf

Maintenance Series: Sports Turf

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Skateparks

Skatepark Smarts
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, youíll get the most out of your facility.

Playgrounds

Play for All
Thinking Outside the Ramp

Many think itís 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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

A Park for All

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 Beamerís legacy with a new park.

Right on Time

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Community Support
Williston Parks and Recreation Gets New Playground, Tennis Courts