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SEPTEMBER 2012

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Taking Stock of Summer

Off the Ground

FEATURES

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:  <br>A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:
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

Thrills and Spills: New Waves, New Technologies in Waterparks

Thrills and Spills

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.

Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green: The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures

Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green

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.

Trash To Treasure: Transforming Brownfields Into Playing Fields and Parks

Trash To Treasure

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.

Maintenance & Operations: Fitness Facilities: Green in the Gym

Maintenance & Operations: Fitness Facilities

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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Smart Technology

RFID wristbands have been implemented at Hersheypark to improve customer convenience and satisfaction, as well as boost profits at the park.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

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.

Foodservice & Concessions

Hot New Food Trends

Keep your concession stand ahead of the competition by staying on top of the latest trends in tasty treats.

Aquatics

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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Parks

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

Inclusive Play

Design Guide Offers Methods for Outdoor Play Spaces