FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Investing in Playgrounds Benefits More Than Children
Cities and communities across the country have discovered the many benefits to be had by adding up-to-date play spaces. Find out about some of the latest trends in playground design.
Updating Fitness Offerings to Meet Everyone's Needs
Staying on top of the latest fitness trends—not falling for fads—will help ensure you're providing the right programming mix.
YMCAs, Schools Help Spur Youth to Exercise, Eat Healthier
With childhood overweight and obesity continuing to plague the nation, creative school and YMCA leaders have come up with myriad strategies and programs to address the issue.
Water for Everyone
Build Out Your Core Aquatic Programs
Successful—and revenue-generating—aquatic facilities take a smart approach to pool programming. Ensuring you're offering what patrons are looking for will help get them into your doors, and into the pool.
Cabrillo College Boosts Laundry Productivity
Athletic and fitness facility laundry can be a gigantic chore. Having the right tools in place can make a difference, as one college found.
Designing for Discovery
Effective Aquatic Play Design
Well-designed splash play areas take all users' needs into account, from the youngest tots to teens, parents and more. Here, the experts lead the way through successful design.
RWIs: Framing a Healthy Perspective
Earlier in the year, a CDC report led to a veritable storm of media reports on poop in pools. But as with most scientific reporting, a little perspective is called for.
The Finish Line
Finding the right balance when designing community recreation facilities is a crucial part of the process. Experienced architects will know how to draw the line between too much and too little.
Mid-South Ice House in Memphis, Tennessee
When the Memphis metro area lost its only public ice, a group of parents and others banded together to create the Mid-South Ice House. Part of the job was ensuring the facility was tough enough to withstand use and abuse.