FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Trends on the Playground
From fitness and nature to imaginative play, playgrounds continue to incorporate design elements that get kids moving and having fun.
Find Your Niche(s) and Stand Out
Fitness clubs can really reach members by offering niche programming that addresses specific needs. From personal training groups to age-specific exercise programs, there's a niche for everyone.
New Regulation Standards Expected for Campgrounds, Parks & Beaches
Access Board guidelines for swimming pools have been in the news for the past couple of years. But pools aren't the only facilities that need to pay attention to accessibility.
Playing With Water
Spraygrounds continue to give community members a chance to get their feet wet without sinking resources into a full-blown aquatic center. Find out what makes for a successful splash play area.
Aeration, Overseeding Can Help Turfgrass After Drought
The drought of 2012 was brutal in many locations, and your turf might be feeling the effects. Learn what you need to do now to help rejuvenate your turf.
Form & Function
The Changing Nature of Multi-Use Facilities
When budgets get tight, facility owners need to do more with less. Creating multi-use facilities that incorporate design elements that help keep operating costs down can help.
Beat the Heater
Upgrading Aquatic Facility Heaters to Reduce Costs
Energy costs continue to rise, which means you need to find new solutions to heat your pool for less.
Anacostia Boathouse in Washington, D.C.
When the time came to move to a new boathouse, an association of rowing enthusiasts found a solution that expanded space to meet the needs of a diverse community.