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JANUARY 2014

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FEATURES

On the Safe Side: Make Your Aquatic Center Safe (and Fun!) From the Ground Up

On the Safe Side

Make Your Aquatic Center Safe (and Fun!) From the Ground Up

From tight control over water quality to staff and visitor education, there are many ways to improve the safety of your aquatic facility.

Keeping Fit, Keeping Safe: Safety Elements Can Be Attractively Designed

Keeping Fit, Keeping Safe

Safety Elements Can Be Attractively Designed

Ensuring members at your fitness facility are engaged in every aspect of wellness also means ensuring they can exercise safely. Here are some steps to build safety in from the ground up.

Play It Safe: The Latest Playground Safety Trends

Play It Safe

The Latest Playground Safety Trends

From safety surfaces to properly designed equipment, there are myriad ways to decrease the likelihood that children will be injured on the playground.

Managing Risk: Protect Your Patrons, Protect Your Facility

Managing Risk

Protect Your Patrons, Protect Your Facility

How can you reduce injuries and manage risk at your facility? We talked to experts working at some of the riskiest facilities out there to get their take on best practices.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

The Value of Play: Bringing Recess Back

A mounting pile of research shows that kids do better in school—and in life—when they have access to free play during the school day. So, how many schools have tipped the scales to add recess back to the school day?

Make Some Noise

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
Scotch Plains, N.J.

When its sports fields' audio system failed on homecoming day, one school knew it was time for something different.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

Design Team Coordination
The Benefits of MEP & Architectural Coordination in Designing Athletic Facilities

A well-designed sport facility is made up of many elements, and ensuring they fit together as a seamless whole requires effective coordination between architects, engineers and the rest of the project's design team.

Sports Fields

When There's a Will, There's a Way
How to Design a Field With Unique Requirements

Whether you're located in a unique climate or your facility is landlocked and suffers from a lack of space, working with the right team will ensure you get the sports field that meets your needs.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Fitness

A Hybrid Approach
Various Locations

Facilities looking to make the most of their group fitness offerings can provide a hybrid approach, with some staff-led classes and some classes delivered via a unique offering that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

ICAA Recognizes Top Active Aging Programs

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Waterfront & Marina Products

Shelters & Building Structures

Literature Showcase

The new year brings new products, brochures and catalogs from industry suppliers.
Here's our guide to all the latest, just in time for your 2014 planning.

New Product Ideas

Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years