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OCTOBER 2013

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FEATURES

Serious About Shade: Shelters & Shade Structures Enhance Sites, Protect Patrons

Serious About Shade

Shelters & Shade Structures Enhance Sites, Protect Patrons

The right shelter or shade structure can make a big difference in the look and feel of your site. You can use shade and shelters to enhance your site's aesthetics, as well as protect patrons from sun. You might even boost revenues in the process.

Art in the Park: Innovative Designs Add Aesthetic Interest to Your Green Space

Art in the Park

Innovative Designs Add Aesthetic Interest to Your Green Space

Adding art to your site can provide a unique and engaging experience for visitors. And it's not as difficult as you might think. Read on to learn how to incorporate artistic elements into your existing or planned green spaces.

Sports for Everyone: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Adaptive Sports

Sports for Everyone

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports programs are becoming more common, but the demand for them is rising at a much faster rate. Learn about the challenges around these offerings, and what resources exist to help you implement them.

Programming: Trails: <strong>Path to Nature</strong><br>
<em>Programming Trends in Environmental Education</em>

Programming: Trails

Path to Nature
Programming Trends in Environmental Education

Whether it's on the trail or in the nature center, programming designed to enhance people's understanding of nature is still popular. Learn from some successful programs, then get your own nature programs started.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Boosting Sports in a War Zone

Sports are a universal language, and children around the world love to come together for competition and fun. Engaging children in community and sport is one goal of a recent project that brought dozens of sports courts to communities in Afghanistan.

Recreation

The Lost Episodes of Parks and Recreation
(That We Would Like to See…)

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

CYA: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Risks With Over-Stabilization of Chlorine

Before you add stabilizer to your chlorine-treated pool, get some advice from the experts and be sure you're protecting your patrons—and your bottom line.

Recreation

The Lost Episodes of Parks and Recreation
(That We Would Like to See…)

How would you write an episode of the popular sitcom "Parks & Recreation"? Here's one take.

Sports

Tiptop Turf
Keeping Your Synthetic Turf in Shape

Keeping your synthetic turf in top shape requires careful adherence to maintenance practices. This month, the experts give you a quick rundown.

Careers

Higher Qualifications
The Implications of College & Graduate Degrees on the Recreation Industry

With the job market continuing its slow recovery, many in the field of recreation, sports and fitness facility management have decided to improve their education. Here are some of the implications of degrees in the field.

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FACILITY PROFILES

YMCA

No Shortage of Ideas
Salem Family YMCA in Salem, Va.

When it came time to rework the popular Salem Family YMCA, there was no lack of good ideas. Learn how this facility made its way through a highly effective renovation project.

Playgrounds

All Playgrounds Are Not Created Equal
Rosedale Recreation Center in Washington, D.C.

A new city-wide project to bring play to every corner of the district has kicked off with an impressive, inclusive play space at the Rosedale Recreation Center.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Fun & Fitness in the Water
Waterparks Offer Physical Fitness for Youth

Pilot Rock - Replace your worn out park equipment! - Buy Now
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence - Restrooms - Storage - Power - Learn More
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991