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APRIL 2012

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

In this annual exploration of park sites and playgrounds, we go beyond buzzwords to examine the trends that are creating that buzz, from sustainable and accessible sites to playgrounds that fit into the local environment and more. We also take a look at selecting site furnishings.

New & Improved Landscape Design for Today's Parks

Vibrant Colors, Exciting Layouts Capture Interest

Finding the Right Park Furnishings

Forecast: Showers of Fun: Spraygrounds, From New to Tried-and-True

Forecast: Showers of Fun

Spraygrounds, From New to Tried-and-True

Whether you've already got a sprayground or you're looking to add a little water fun to your facilities, this feature will help you understand these popular amenities better, providing guidance from those who've gone before.

Reaching New Heights: The Evolution of Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses

Reaching New Heights

The Evolution of Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses

Once relegated to climbing gyms, climbing walls have seen a lot of growth into recreational facilities in cities and on campuses across the country.

Cabin Fever: Tips & Trends in Today's Youth Camps & Day Camps

Cabin Fever

Tips & Trends in Today's Youth Camps & Day Camps

While many camps were hard hit when the economy took a dive, those that pay close attention to critical factors like retention and parental involvement have recovered quickly.

Maintenance & Operations: <strong>Don't Reinvent the Wheel</strong><br>
<em>Follow LEED Practices to Green Your Cleaning</em>

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Follow LEED Practices to Green Your Cleaning

In addition to greener buildings, LEED-certified facilities also focus on greening the way they are kept in top condition. This means close attention to how the facility is kept clean.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Cleaning the Water, Clearing the Air

How UV Water Treatment Improves Water and Air Quality

UV treatment is a great way to sanitize your pool's water, but it also helps improve air quality around swimming pools—especially indoors. This article explores the use of UV treatment in pools to help improve water and air quality.

Kids Just Want to Have Fun

In a recent survey, 84 percent of kids said they either quit or wanted to quit playing sports, mostly because they weren't having fun. We look at some of the other troubling numbers, and talk with an expert about how to bring back the fun and engage kids in sports.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Sports Surfaces

Serve a Winning Court
Tennis Surface Innovations

If you're looking to grow interest in the sport of tennis, look no further than your tennis court surfaces, which can have a huge impact on player comfort.

Design Corner

Success Breeds Success
The Evolution of a Student Center

Explore how the University of Alabama has succeeded in adding a student center, and how that success is leading to other successes at the school.

Youth Sports

Play Smart, Play Safe
Treating & Preventing Concussions in Youth Athletes

Concussions have been on the receiving end of greater awareness over the past several years, particularly at the professional levels of sports. Understanding and preventing concussions among younger players is just as crucial.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Imagine This

The Imagination Learning Park at The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, Conn.

Located next to a Boys & Girls Club and a popular children's museum, this new park and playground takes imagination to new heights.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Digital Tour Guide
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