Miracle - XGEN - Extreme Generation - Experience the Thrill

NOVEMBER 2011

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Gratitude and Turkey

FEATURES

Alive & Well: Fitness Clubs Still Thriving, Moving Forward

Alive & Well

Fitness Clubs Still Thriving, Moving Forward

Despite the economic downturn, fitness facilities have continued to thrive and grow. Learn about the latest trends in design and programming that help fitness clubs stand out from the pack.

Finding the Way to Fun: Big Ideas to Help Create Your Superior Playground

Finding the Way to Fun

Big Ideas to Help Create Your Superior Playground

From intergenerational access and nature-inspired play to custom elements, there are myriad trends that affect playground design. Find out more about these trends, and read about play spaces that are putting them into action.

Green For Green's Sake: Eco-Friendly Facilities & Operations Yield Economic, Environmental Savings

Green For Green's Sake

Eco-Friendly Facilities & Operations Yield Economic, Environmental Savings

Going green is good for the environment, but if you do it right, it can also be a boon for your facility's budget.

Maintenance Series: Vandalism & Graffiti: Straighten Up, Fly Right<br>
<em>Preventing Vandalism, Graffiti With Smart Maintenance</em>

Maintenance Series: Vandalism & Graffiti

Straighten Up, Fly Right
Preventing Vandalism, Graffiti With Smart Maintenance

Graffiti and vandalism in your parks and facilities can be a slippery slope, sliding toward even more damage and even crime. Here we offer tips on preventing small problems from developing further.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

That Can't Happen Here. Can It?
To Prevent Drowning, Empower Lifeguards and Others

The summer's news of a drowning in Massachusetts prompted many to exclaim that such a tragedy could never occur at their facility. But is that true? And what should you do to be sure?

Legal Issues

Preventing Litigation on Construction Issues

If your latest construction project presents flaws that must be fixed, turn to the experts before calling in the legal team to address the problem.

Building Options

Building Branding
How the Right Building Can Work for You

Metal buildings offer a savvy way to impress your existing and potential members and customers. Find out more about how such buildings can deliver the right brand message for you.

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FACILITY PROFILES

YMCA

A Culture That Builds Strength
South Shore YMCA, Hanover Branch in Hanover, Mass.

When this YMCA wanted to help kids get fit, they looked into a new approach that integrated youngsters into the general facility, rather than separating them. Find out more about how it works.

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DEPARTMENTS

Before You Go…

Pool Safety Update
Rule Change Means More Costs for Aquatic Facilities

Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - Dor Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces