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JANUARY 2012

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All Together Now: New Code Aims at Standards for Nation's Pools

All Together Now

New Code Aims at Standards for Nation's Pools

The regulations affecting pools can vary widely from one locale to another. With the introduction of the Model Aquatic Health Code, the CDC and partners aim to enable more standardization in pool rules.

Getting the Most From Your Dog Park: Play Areas for Pooches Provide Gateways to Greater Gain

Getting the Most From Your Dog Park

Play Areas for Pooches Provide Gateways to Greater Gain

While dogs are the common thread that draw users to the dog park, you want to design the space with people in mind. Offering amenities that make it more fun for dog's best friend will take your dog park up a notch.

Likes, And Tweets, And Shares, Oh My!: Getting on Board With Social Media Marketing

Likes, And Tweets, And Shares, Oh My!

Getting on Board With Social Media Marketing

Are you wondering whether you should be tweeting? Want to know how important Facebook is to your mission? We've got some guidance to help you wade through the social media marketing landscape.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Operations & Maintenance: Locker Rooms

Quality Materials, Security Improve Locker Room, Restroom Upkeep

Locker rooms are a crucial aspect of the facilities they serve, but they can also present maintenance challenges. Getting it right in the first place, with proper materials and designs that take security into account, will help smooth the process.

Cool It Down

Indiana State University Saves on Cooling Towers

One of the areas where overhead can be contained or reduced is in the operation of the chilled water systems that support air conditioning throughout college campuses, specifically the cooling towers.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Skateparks

The Evolution of Public Skateparks

Budgets and other issues can make it more challenging to create positive public outlets for skateboarding, but communities still recognize that skateparks are an important offering. Learn about how skateparks are evolving.

Aquatics

Don't Let Budget Problems Dampen Your Aquatics Program

Budgets continue to be tight, but that doesn't mean you have to reduce your pool's offerings—or worse, close it entirely. Finding new ways to reduce operating costs might be a smart move.

Intramural Sports Programs

The Collegiate Intramural Experience: Times They Are a-Changin'

Regardless of the positive experiences that can be found by participating in intramural sports, female and minority participation remains relatively low. Learn how to change your approach to have an impact on participation.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Parks

A Park Reborn
Callaghan Park in Watsonville, Calif.

One of the first parks in Watsonville, Calif., Callaghan Park had deteriorated over the years. But thanks to a project to re-create the space, the park is now a shining example of site design done right.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Going Green
Historic Gardens Earn Green Star Award

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Grounds & Landscaping Products

Shelters & Building Structures

New Product Ideas

Literature Showcase

The new year brings new products, brochures and catalogs from industry suppliers.
Here's our guide to all the latest, just in time for your 2012 planning.