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JULY 2012

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Parks Gone Wild

FEATURES

Beyond Fitness: The Evolution of Multipurpose Facility Design

Beyond Fitness

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.

A Wealth of Options: Getting Programming Right for Multipurpose Facilities

A Wealth of Options

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.

Wet Your Whistle: Improving Aquatic Safety and Aquatic Management

Wet Your Whistle

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.

Maintenance & Operations: Playgrounds: Playgrounds and Sense of Place

Maintenance & Operations: Playgrounds

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.

In the Money: Our Fifth Annual Salary Survey

In the Money

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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Need Energy? Make Your Own

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.

Boost Your RWI Knowledge

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Playgrounds

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.

Design Corner

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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Parks

Enduring Signs
Various Locations

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.

Dog Parks

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

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