FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
How Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone
Accessibility on the playground is a requirement, but sometimes it's not enough. Going above and beyond to encourage true inclusiveness in your play spaces can have a big impact on your community.
Beyond ADA Compliance
The deadline for ADA compliance for existing pools is Jan. 31, 2013, but there is a lot more you can do to encourage use by patrons with disabilities.
Programming Inclusion for Hidden Disabilities
Learning how to successfully include those with hidden disabilities—social, emotional and cognitive challenges—into your programs can have a life-changing effect for those you serve.
Inclusive Play Stands Out
Expanding on our print feature covering inclusive playgrounds, we offer a look at how some playgrounds have put ideas into action.
Tuscarora Township Wins Shelter
Tuscarora Township in Michigan was the lucky winner of a beautiful shelter at the NRPA Congress this past October. Learn more about how the township plans to utilize its windfall.
Keeping Officials 'In the Game'
What are some common problems in current officiating, and how can they be addressed?
Swimming Pool Lift Maintenance
Once you've upgraded your pool to ensure ADA accessibility, you need to be sure you maintain your equipment properly. Here are some tips on keeping your pool lift in working order.
Catoctin Mountain Park in Thurmont, Maryland
Catoctin Mountain Park has always tried to go above and beyond to ensure accessibility to its beautiful views and campsites. A new trail at the park features an accessible surface that gets patrons with disabilities off the asphalt.
Bringing Competition to the Water
Graydon Pool in Ridgewood, N.J.
An addition of inflatable products has given Graydon Pool a new way to attract and retain water enthusiasts—with fun water competition.