FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Improving Safety for Your Play Spaces
On the playground, it’s all about fun and games for the kids, but beneath and surface and behind the equipment, there’s a whole world of careful design and research to help improve safety.
Top Trends in Fitness Programming
Fitness fads come and fitness fads go, and it’s important to know which bandwagon to jump on. This month, we take a look at some of the latest trends to hit the health club scene.
In a Tough Market, Customer Relations Is at a Premium
Good customer service is critical to running your business or facility. We talked to some experts and distilled their advice to help you keep your clientele happy.
Don't Walk Away
Spraygrounds Require Ongoing Maintenance
Once you’ve got a sprayground in place, it’s critical that you don’t forget about it. Constant maintenance and attention is required to keep the splashes coming.
Making Aquatics More Cost-Effective
With budgets stretched to the limit, many facilities are wondering how they can run their aquatic facilities without running into the red. Here are some ideas on making things more cost-effective.
Clearing the Clutter
What Matters Most in an Artificial Turf System
Artificial turf sports fields are a great option for facilities that want to get more play in more weather. But before you buy, you need to know a thing or two about the surface—and what lies beneath it.
Moving Beyond Political Ideology in the Budget Battle
Want to keep your budget off the chopping block? One way to get through the ideological clouds surrounding budgetary issues is to offer hard evidence of what the people in your community really want.
Camp Colley in Phoenix, Ariz.
Phoenix residents who are looking for a place to get away and enjoy nature need look no further than Camp Colley, a haven away from the big city where nature rules and visitors can immerse themselves in the experience.
Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel, Pa.
When this upscale facility’s swimming pool started showing its age, an innovative solution for renovation provided a like-new pool.