VP Building - Quality Buildings for Recreation

SEPTEMBER 2013

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Back to School

From the Ground Up

FEATURES

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: <br>
A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:
A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

In this annual guide, we take you inside some of the latest trends in sports surfaces, from synthetic to natural turf, as well as hardwood courts and synthetic court surfaces. We also cover some of the newest developments in playground safety surfaces.

Turf Trends for Today & Tomorrow

Environment, Maintenance Vital to Flooring Lifespan

Choosing the Right Playground Safety Surface

Trickle Down Theory: Boosting Waterpark Fun to Grow Revenues, Build Community

Trickle Down Theory

Boosting Waterpark Fun to Grow Revenues, Build Community

Big-time waterparks offer big-time thrills, but there's no reason smaller, local waterparks can't get in on the action. Here, we take a look at some of the strategies you can use to boost your waterpark's success.

Programming: Recreational Sports: Never Stop Playing<br>
<em>Trends in Adult Recreational Sports</em>

Programming: Recreational Sports

Never Stop Playing
Trends in Adult Recreational Sports

Whether they're highly competitive players or just out for a little socializing and fun, grownups can reap all the benefits of recreational sports just as much as kids can.

Give It a Rest: The Right Restroom Design for Your Recreational Needs

Give It a Rest

The Right Restroom Design for Your Recreational Needs

Finding the right restroom structure to suit your park's needs shouldn't be the last item on your checklist. Given proper attention up front, restrooms can make a big difference for park patrons.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Aquatic Safety

Consortium Aims to Keep Pools Safe

One of the most important steps you can take to improve water quality at your pool is to educate the public. This month we take a look at some of the things the National Swimming Pool Foundation is doing to help pools keep their water clean and safe.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Camps

Camp Leadership Tools
Working Toward Positive Camp Transformation

Getting your whole team on board and cooperating doesn't have to be a challenge. Here's a simple strategy to encourage teamwork.

Dog Parks

More Than Just a Fence

A dog park can be as simple as a fenced-in area where dogs can romp and play, but it can also be so much more. Here's some advice on setting up an effective park for pooches.

Fitness

Putting the Scale in Upscale

Upscale locker rooms feature a lot of fancy amenities, but you shouldn't overlook the importance of a scale. With more and more people focused on wellness, this simple tool can make a big difference.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playgrounds

Promoting Public Use
Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Ill.

Here's how one community researched and found the right playground surface to meet their patrons' needs.

Skateparks

Something Different
Paine's Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It's been a long time coming, but Philadelphia now has a skatepark like no other.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Right on Track
Air Force Base Uses Networked Fitness to Track Workouts

ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool