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MARCH 2013

FEATURES

The Perfect Ascent: The Next Wave in Climbing Walls

The Perfect Ascent

The Next Wave in Climbing Walls

From finding ways to attract novice climbers to route-setting to please those who've been up and down the wall a few times, there are plenty of ways to adapt climbing to suit your facility.

Out of the Ordinary: Make Way for Some Unexpected & Unusual Sports

Out of the Ordinary

Make Way for Some Unexpected & Unusual Sports

Pickleball? Quidditch? Cricket? While we're all familiar with baseball, soccer, football, basketball and tennis—and the facilities that support them—there are ways to adapt and bring new sports—and new patrons—onto the court or field.

Protect Yourself: Effective Risk Management Needs Strategy, Supervision

Protect Yourself

Effective Risk Management Needs Strategy, Supervision

Getting your risk management plans in order means careful organizing, as well as ensuring your entire staff is on board.

Programming: Day Trips: The Path to Adventure

Programming: Day Trips

The Path to Adventure

Many parks, YMCAs and other recreation organizations plan day trips for everyone from children with a day off from school to seniors looking for a bit of fun. Here are some ideas from agencies that have gotten it right.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Bird's Eye View

Aerial Imagery
High-Res Technology Enhances Landscape Management

Getting an aerial view of your golf course or other recreational facility can make a big difference in effectively managing the site.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

Stadium Safety
Designing for Fire Safety in Major Stadiums

Designing for safety is a critical measure when planning major stadiums. Here, an expert in stadium design looks at some of the issues to keep top of mind.

Sports Fields

Tips for Leagues That Must Maintain Their Facilities

If you've got to maintain—and maybe even improve—your sports fields, there are some smart steps to take to ease the process.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Community Center

A Window to a Park
McCabe Park Community Center in Nashville, Tenn.

A new community center offers an entry view to a park, as well as plenty of amenities to please the community.

Schools

A Dream Realized
Bayard Taylor Elementary School in Philadelphia

A gift from a sports icon brought a new, well-loved playground and site improvements to a formerly drab school play yard.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

On the Rise
Students with Disabilities Get More Sports Opportunities