FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The Evolution of Multipurpose Facility Design
The design of fitness and multipurpose facilities has come a long way, from the plain, stark boxes of the past to beautiful buildings filled with natural light and activities of all kinds. Find out more about this evolution in design.
Getting Programming Right for Multipurpose Facilities
Programming trends come and go, but there will always be tried-and-true ways to please your patrons. It starts with finding out what they want, and then tailoring your offerings to meet their needs.
Improving Aquatic Safety and Aquatic Management
Aquatic safety is an imperative job for aquatic facility managers—not to be overlooked. Learn about the latest trends in safety and aquatic management.
Playgrounds and Sense of Place
No longer the simple structures of the past, playgrounds can help establish a sense of place and more, all while encouraging kids to get active.
Our Fifth Annual Salary Survey
We surveyed more than 2,000 recreation, sports and fitness facility management professionals to uncover the latest salary data and career trends.
YMCA of the North Shore Saves Resources, Operating Costs with Co-Generation
Fitness facilities can get a boost when they engage in cogeneration solutions to power their facilities. Learn how a YMCA has taken advantage of this technology to reduce its operating expenditures.
New Course, Handbook Help Aqua Pros Prevent Problems
Aquatic facility managers must stay on top of the latest news and tools to fight the good fight against recreational water illnesses. The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has some new resources available to help you meet these challenges head on.
The Value of Play
Developing Meaningful Play Opportunities Through Research
Play experts have been learning a lot about all the positive effects playtime can have for children—mentally, emotionally and physically.
Restored Ecology as Park Design Inspiration
The master plan for Valley View Park in West Des Moines, Iowa, is the culmination of an extensive public involvement process, investigation and evaluation of historic site conditions and a balanced approach to park development that incorporates human needs and environmental considerations.
When it comes to marking places, wayfinding and more, signs are a crucial tool. Finding signs that can withstand abuse and harsh environments can help reduce maintenance.
Waste Not, Want Not
Various Locations in Aurora, Colo
No one wants to see piles of dog waste along their favorite trail or as they picnic in the park. A new system is helping many parks and municipalities handle the unsightly waste—in an eco-friendly way.