MAY 2011

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

Suit Yourself: Locker Rooms to Fit Your Facility

Suit Yourself

Locker Rooms to Fit Your Facility

This year's batch of competitors for our Innovative Architecture & Design Awards contest were outstanding. Check out the winners, as well as our Editor's Choice award winner and other top highlights.

Ninth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards: Best of the Best

Ninth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

Best of the Best

We've selected the winners of our ninth annual design awards competition. We're proud to showcase those facilities here, from college and community recreation centers to pools, soccer stadiums and more. Read on to see how these cutting-edge projects raise the bar for recreation, sports and fitness facility design across America.

Winners

THE SALVATION ARMY RAY & JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER
CARY STREET GYM, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
CAMPUS RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
LARGO COMMUNITY CENTER
STUDENT RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
TELLEPSEN FAMILY DOWNTOWN YMCA
THE SUMMIT
THE WELL, SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY

Editor's Choice Winner

DEANWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER & LIBRARY

Highlights
We are also pleased to showcase the following facilities that were submitted and sponsored by the firm that entered them:

MAVERICK CENTER, MESA STATE COLLEGE
CAMPBELL COUNTY RECREATION CENTER
CHUCK BAILEY RECREATION CENTRE
VAN ANDEL SOCCER STADIUM, HOPE COLLEGE
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY RECREATION CENTER
GROTON SENIOR CENTER
HPER BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA
BARRINGTON PARK DISTRICT FITNESS & RECREATION CENTER
THE AMBLER AREA Y
LINDON AQUATIC CENTER
HOLLYBURN COUNTRY CLUB


Table of contents for MAY 2011 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

Does Your Pool Pass the Smell Test?

Ensuring proper water quality requires the right approach. Here's a rundown of how to guarantee your pool can pass the smell test, meaning you've solved the chloramines problem.

Playgrounds

Bringing Nature Into Play

With children getting less exposure to nature, play equipment manufacturers are finding creative ways to engage them—not only in play, but also in their natural surroundings.

Table of contents for MAY 2011 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

Are You Playful?

Nonprofit to Award Grants to Help Cities Improve Play