JANUARY 2013

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Ring in the New

FEATURES

Let's Play Together!: How Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Everyone

Let's Play Together!

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.

Aquatics and Accessibility: Beyond ADA Compliance

Aquatics and Accessibility

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: Inclusiveness: <strong>Mission Possible</strong><br>
<em>Programming Inclusion for Hidden Disabilities</em>

Programming: Inclusiveness

Mission Possible
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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Play

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.

Portrait of a Winner

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Sports Officiating

Keeping Officials 'In the Game'

What are some common problems in current officiating, and how can they be addressed?

Aquatics

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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Trails

Trail Blazers
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.

Aquatics

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.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Play Spaces
BCBS Association, Savannah Support Play Streets Initiative