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FEBRUARY 2013

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

In our annual look into trends in aquatic facilities, we provide expert insight and examples of success from facilities across the country. This year's guide covers trends in aquatic facility design, from splash play to waterparks, as well as aquatic health and safety, and programming ideas to help drive revenue.

New Aquatic Design Trends Offer a Sea of Options

Trends in Aquatic Health & Safety

A Strong Business Model Plus Creative Programming Can Keep Your Aquatics in the Black

Sports Fields in Context: Making the Right Choices in Synthetic & Natural Turf

Sports Fields in Context

Making the Right Choices in Synthetic & Natural Turf

For many facilities, synthetic and natural turf fields are not an either-or conundrum, but a both-and solution. Each type of field serves its purpose. Learn more about how to manage your multiple-choice fields.

Exercise Your Options: The Future of Fitness Facilities

Exercise Your Options

The Future of Fitness Facilities

Whether you offer a little something for all audiences, or you choose to go niche, there are decisions to be made about fitness facility design. Here, we discuss some of the recent trends.

Programming: Make It Special: Planning Special Events Yields Big Rewards

Programming: Make It Special

Planning Special Events Yields Big Rewards

From 4th of July Celebrations to Tree-Lighting Ceremonies, Concerts in the Park and beyond, special events can bring a community together—and may even offer a chance for your organization to boost

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Fighting Disease, One Germ at a Time

Flu season isn't over yet. Learn how to prevent the spread of germs at your facility with these helpful tips.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Locker Rooms & Restrooms

Greening Locker Rooms & Restrooms
Sustainable Design Evolves, Locking in Style & Savings

When you make smart choices in materials for your lockers and restroom amenities, you can not only ensure your facility is more environmentally friendly, but you also boost the durability and usability fo your facilities.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Skateparks

Skateboarding Gets Artsy
Melrose Skate Park in Hyattsville, Maryland

An artistic elements sets this new skatepark apart from the pack.

Parks

The Art of Outdoor Fitness
Main Terrain in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Revitalizing a neglected area in Chattanooga, this new park will offer a chance for citizens to get in a little exercise and fun.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Playgrounds: Who Has Access?

ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.
Recreonics - wibit - Keep Your Balance
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Pilot Rock - Shop Trash Receptacles
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years