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OCTOBER 2012

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FEATURES

Are You Covered?: Shelter & Shade Trends, From Sun Protection to Customization

Are You Covered?

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.

Greenscapes: Sustainable Landscape Design

Greenscapes

Sustainable Landscape Design

Many parks are turning to sustainable landscaping, which helps keep operating costs down while adhering to a green mission.

Lighting the Way: Innovations & Applications of LED Scoreboards & Sports Field Lighting

Lighting the Way

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.

Maintenance & Operations: Synthetic Turf: <strong>Beyond the Basics</strong><br>
<em>Synthetic Turf Fields Have Come a Long Way</em>

Maintenance & Operations: Synthetic Turf

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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Keep the Speed on Ice

Skatetown
Roseville, Calif.

A Sacramento ice rink relies on a unique traffic solution to keep speeding traffic under control.

Halloween Hauntings

Bennett's Curse
Jessup, Md.

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

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.

Active Aging

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.

Childcare

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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Waterparks

Beyond Expectations
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.

Playground

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.

Park & Pool

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

On the Rise
Fitness Industry Employment Set to Grow

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Lighting & Scoreboards

New Product Ideas

NRPA Showcase

Congress & Exposition October 16-18, 2012

Trade Show In Print

S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.
Recreonics - wibit - Keep Your Balance
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
RenoSys  - Pool Problems?  We have everything you need to make your pool like new.