FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Reaching New Demographics Through Targeted Fitness Programming
Fitness facilities are increasingly offering programs focused on specific audiences, from sitting workouts for older adults to game-centric workouts focused on teens.
Balancing Safety and Fun on the Playground
No matter how carefully a playground is designed, children will still fall and can potentially get hurt. Close attention to safety standards, especially the surface beneath the equipment, will help keep kids safer.
Planning Community Gardens and More
With the increasing focus on obesity and other health issues, a community garden offers a perfect way to teach about healthy nutrition and activity. It also provides an outlet for other community events.
Sustainable Turf Management
An Organic Systems-Based Approach
More and more communities and agencies are going green. This includes adopting more sustainable grounds maintenance practices.
When Mother Nature almost put a stop to a Vermont marathon, planners made quick, smart adjustments to ensure runners would get their chance to shine.
U.S. Paralympics selected the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces. Find out how these programs are making a difference.
Driven by Demographics
Student Activity Center Design Must Consider All Constituencies
The most successful student activity center designs are those that take demographics into account. Every campus and every project will be different. Embracing these differences leads to effective designs.
Splashpads Get Greener
Innovative Systems Reuse & Replenish Every Splash
As splash play areas have become a must-have for parks across the country, designers are coming up with new ways to conserve resources, and reuse water.
Consequences of a Nearly Snow-Free Winter on Ballfields
This past winter has been striking for its lack, or near lack, of snow in many areas. Learn how this affects your ballfields, and what you need to do to get them ready for the players to take to the field.
A Community Gets Active
Allen Fields in Angel Fire, New Mexico
In Angel Fire, N.M., a new synthetic turf sports complex has become a hub of recreational activity for kids and adults.