FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Shelter & Shade Trends, From Sun Protection to Customization
Parks, pools, and sports and recreation facilities rely on shelters and shade structures to provide sun protection, as well as an aesthetic kick for their facilities.
Sustainable Landscape Design
Many parks are turning to sustainable landscaping, which helps keep operating costs down while adhering to a green mission.
Innovations & Applications of LED Scoreboards & Sports Field Lighting
LED technology has changed how scoreboards and field lighting bring the viewing experience to spectators. Learn more about these innovations.
Beyond the Basics
Synthetic Turf Fields Have Come a Long Way
Synthetic turf fields are a great solution for reducing maintenance requirements, while extending the hours of play available for sports fields of all kinds, from the usual football and soccer to baseball and more.
A Sacramento ice rink relies on a unique traffic solution to keep speeding traffic under control.
Bennett's Curse in Jessup, Md., has been named one of the best haunted houses in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. To get all of their frightful attractions under one roof, owners turned to a unique building solution.
Step Into Swim: Getting Everyone Into the Pool, Part 2
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.
10 Trends Changing the Face of the Fitness Industry
The demographic shift occurring as the population of active agers expands means you need to change up your fitness offerings or be left behind.
New Sources of Revenue for Entertainment Facilities
Many family entertainment centers sit empty during school hours. By adding childcare services, you can grow your revenue while ensuring your facility is full of fun-loving kids.
AquaVenture Waterpark in Norfolk, Neb.
A community gets a spanking new waterpark, complete with exciting and colorful waterslide rides that are among the first of their kind.
What's in a Name?
Woodruff Park in Atlanta, Ga.
In Atlanta, Ga., a design contest yielded a unique themed playground that amplifies the city's character.
A Playful Makeover
Kandle Park & Pool in Tacoma, Wash.
This new park and pool in Tacoma, Wash., provides myriad opportunities for fun in water or on land for community members.