FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Our Fourth Annual Salary Survey
Based on a survey of more than 2,000 professionals in the managed recreation, sports and fitness market, our fourth annual survey of salaries and careers offers a positive outlook for years to come.
New Strides in Aquatic Safety
Through industry collaboration and scientific study, big advances are being made in aquatic safety. From training lifeguards to creating codes for every pool to follow, there are plenty of new developments to follow.
Trends in Sports Facility Design
The design of sports facilities has gone far beyond big boxes to hold gymnasiums and now increasingly incorporates social elements, while also taking into account environmental, compliance and liability issues.
Caring for Growing Places
Grounds—and Their Crews—Require Careful Attention
Great grounds can make a great impression, but only if they are properly cared for. This month we take a look at grounds maintenance practices.
Vibrant Centers of Community Identity
For community centers to be effective centerpieces for those they serve, the planning team must take into account the building’s design, programming and operations.
Members of the Armed Services and their families have given so much. Here is a way that fitness facilities can give something back.
Westminster Center Park in Westminster, Colo.
When designing this new park space and playground, the planning team looked to a sister city in England—and took some cues from the story of Peter Pan, as well.