A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces
In this annual exploration of recreation and sports surfaces, we dig deep to bring you details that will help you find the right surface for your facility, whether you're looking to protect kids from falls on the playground, outfit a sports field or develop a stunning indoor court.
Improve Playability, Longevity Maintenance & More
Playground Safety Starts With the Surface
Keep Turf in Peak Playing Condition
New Waves, New Technologies in Waterparks
Waterparks continually update their offerings in order to stay ahead of the competition and to keep attracting repeat visits. Learn more about all the newest ways to keep patrons coming back for more.
The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures
They might not be the most talked-about amenity, but people will judge your park or site based on their experience using restrooms. Keep them happy by ensuring safety, accessibility, durability and eco-friendliness.
Transforming Brownfields Into Playing Fields and Parks
Brownfields offer a near-perfect option for many landlocked areas looking to expand recreational offerings. Find out more about how the redevelopment process works.
Green in the Gym
If you want a gymnasium that doesn't overload your maintenance staff, begin with the right design. Green strategies can help reduce long-term costs and maintenance requirements.
RFID wristbands have been implemented at Hersheypark to improve customer convenience and satisfaction, as well as boost profits at the park.
Build Pride and Performance
A Dynamic Formula for Successful Recreational Facilities
The ideal community recreation facility is a civic landmark and a point of hometown pride. Getting to that result requires a careful design process.
Hot New Food Trends
Keep your concession stand ahead of the competition by staying on top of the latest trends in tasty treats.
Step Into Swim: Getting Everyone Into the Pool
The NSPF Step Into Swim campaign is working to increase the number of swimmers by funding existing programs that teach people to love the water.
From Eyesore to Eye-Catching
River Bend Community Park in St. Charles, Ill.
With the help of good neighbors and several government agencies, a former prison site has been transformed into a beautiful amenity for the local community.