VP Building - Quality Buildings for Recreation

NOVEMBER 2013

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

A Sense of Place

FEATURES

Power of Play: Investing in Playgrounds Benefits More Than Children

Power of Play

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.

Fit With the Trends: Updating Fitness Offerings to Meet Everyone's Needs

Fit With the Trends

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.

Marketing Movement & Exercise: YMCAs, Schools Help Spur Youth to Exercise, Eat Healthier

Marketing Movement & Exercise

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.

Programming: Aquatics: <strong>Water for Everyone</strong><br>
<em>Build Out Your Core Aquatic Programs</em>

Programming: Aquatics

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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

King of Laundry

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Splash Play

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.

Aquatics

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.

Design Corner

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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Ice Rinks

Tough Enough
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.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Healthy Support
ING Awards Grants to Schools to Fight Childhood Obesity

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