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FEBRUARY 2011

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FEATURES

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

In this annual closeup look at aquatic facilities, we examine ways to get the most out of your operating budget, from programming wisely to smart design choices. We also take a closer look at aquatic safety, including drowning prevention and ensuring good water quality.

Programming Aquatics to Be Self-Sustaining

Protecting Pool Patrons, Reducing Risk

Staying Current With the Latest Aquatic Designs

Get In On the Action: Action Sports Parks Bigger, Better, More Balanced Than Ever

Get In On the Action

Action Sports Parks Bigger, Better, More Balanced Than Ever

When you don't offer skaters and BMX bikers a place to show off their skills, you invite them to use your parking lots, streets, parks and other locations. Learn how communities across the country are doing it right.

From Blueprint to Ballgame: The Ins and Outs of Sports Field Design

From Blueprint to Ballgame

The Ins and Outs of Sports Field Design

Before you can get your team onto the field, you have to take care to ensure your fields are properly designed. Close attention to the soil and other factors is essential.

Maintenance Series: Gymnasiums: Beauty and the Beast: Maintaining Your Gym

Maintenance Series: Gymnasiums

Beauty and the Beast: Maintaining Your Gym

From the beastly bleachers to the beautiful flooring and beyond, gymnasiums require your attention to maintenance issues to ensure everyone's safety and comfort.

Budget Defense Tactics: Use Business Sense & Strategic Partnerships to Survive

Budget Defense Tactics

Use Business Sense & Strategic Partnerships to Survive

Budgets for parks, recreation, sports and fitness have been hit hard, and many argue that it's time to get used to a new normal. From adopting smart business sense to developing partnerships with others in your community, there are steps you can take to survive—and even thrive.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Locker Rooms

Locker Room Design Strategies
Durable Fixtures Enhance Image, Reduce Operational Costs

Choosing the right materials for your locker room will help ensure its long-term aesthetic appeal.

Fitness Facilities

Fitness Center Safety: Assumption of Risk

Before you open the doors and let your members loose in your fitness center, be sure you understand the risks involved, and train your employees to handle problems before they become disasters.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Recreation Center: Sculpting a Space

John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in DES MOINES, Iowa

A creatively designed space offers a perfect backdrop for an impressive sculpture collection.

Lighting: Bright Upgrades

The Ponds of Brookfield Ice Arena in Brookfield, Wis.

When this ice arena needed a lighting solution, they found the right choice was something unexpected.

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DEPARTMENTS

Before You Go…

At the Top
Nonprofit Group Promotes Safety for Tree Climbers

Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now.- Shop Now
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists