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FEBRUARY 2014

FEATURES

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

Every year we take you to the deep end to dive for the pearls of wisdom that help keep your aquatic facilities in top shape. This year's guide features trends in aquatic facility design, fun elements like splash playgrounds and more to drive more attendance, aquatic staffing expertise and the latest news on regulations and guidelines.

Boost Attendance With Aquatic Play Features

A Regulatory Update

The Latest Trends in Aquatic Staffing

Aquatic Design Trends

Field Perspectives: The Right Sports Turf in the Right Place

Field Perspectives

The Right Sports Turf in the Right Place

Synthetic turf and natural turf have their advantages and disadvantages when used in sports applications. To make the best decision for your facility means carefully considering the options with an eye to your specific needs.

Survival of the Fittest: Keys to Successful Fitness Facility Management

Survival of the Fittest

Keys to Successful Fitness Facility Management

From designing the best programming to attracting and retaining members, the experts have a good handle on how to manage your fitness facility most effectively.

Food for Thought … and Profits: The Changing World of Concessions

Food for Thought … and Profits

The Changing World of Concessions

If you manage your concessions and events well, you can create a win-win situation—providing food and fun for your fans, as well as boosting your revenue potential.

Keep an Eye on Play: Proper Maintenance Makes for Safer Playgrounds

Keep an Eye on Play

Proper Maintenance Makes for Safer Playgrounds

Maintenance is one of the cornerstones of playground safety. Learn the basics from some of the industry's leading playground experts.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Get Ready for Race Day

Many parks and recreation organizations play host to 5ks, fun runs and other races. What are the benefits to your community and your organization, and what are some of the ins and outs of hosting a great race?

A Suitable Shelter

For the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation tribe, a planned tepee-themed shelter will serve as a gathering spot and focal point for this community in the far northern reaches of Alberta, Canada.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Locker Rooms

The Ideal Locker Room

Locker rooms provide myriad functions, from a simple place to lock up belongings to a cozy respite after a hard workout. Where do you begin when making decisions about locker room design and materials?

Aquatics

Improve Efficiency, Save Money

Going green has gone beyond a simple environmentally friendly maneuver as facilities realize the many financial benefits of conserving energy, water and other resources.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Parks

Made in the Shade
Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Attractions

Full-Color Fun
The Crayola Experience in Easton, Pa.

When it came time to renovate this popular attraction, bright pops of color and creative programming were crucial.

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DEPARTMENTS

Fitness Evolution

ACE Hires Physician to Advance Role of Fitness Pros