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APRIL 2014

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

In our annual guide, we take a look at some of the ways communities join together and create partnerships to bring playground project to fruition. We also cover the latest trends in greenway development, as well as site furnishing selection.

Getting Your Playground Initiative Up and Running

Accessorizing With Site Furnishings & Amenities

Create Greenway Trails to Get Your Community On the Move

Make a Splash: Spraygrounds Get (Even More) Creative

Make a Splash

Spraygrounds Get (Even More) Creative

Spraygrounds are obviously here to stay. This feature takes a look at how the market has matured, and how the industry has addressed challenges and raised the bar even higher for these creative play spaces.

Ascending Appeal: Boosting Interest in Your Climbing Wall or Challenge Course

Ascending Appeal

Boosting Interest in Your Climbing Wall or Challenge Course

The number of climbing gyms in America increased by 10 percent in 2013. At the same time, canopy tours, zip lines and challenge courses are popping up all over. Programming and operations practices have helped spur these exciting facilities to success.

Keeping Pools in Tiptop Shape: Automation and More to Boost Pool Maintenance

Keeping Pools in Tiptop Shape

Automation and More to Boost Pool Maintenance

While human intervention is still critical, as swimming pool maintenance becomes more automated, pools also have become safer and more likely to stay in working order regularly.

Surfacing 101: Find the Finest Flooring to Fit Your Facility

Surfacing 101

Find the Finest Flooring to Fit Your Facility

Whether you are planning to build a new gymnasium or upgrade an older one, the decisions you'll have to make are numerous, but none are more important than choosing the right sports surface.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Beautiful Views

The Power of Daylighting

Sure, providing plenty of natural light can help you save on energy costs, but did you know it also can improve performance and productivity, as well as health?

Peak Performance

Bay Club Launches Performance Program

Performance training may be a niche specialty in the programming arena, but those who get it right can really make a difference in helping their clients and members achieve their goals.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Fitness

Improve the Gym Experience
Strategies to Keep Your Fitness Facility Hopping

While there are myriad innovations on the market to boost your fitness facility's membership and engagement, sometimes it's smart to go back to basics.

Playgrounds

Play Is in Peril
Saving Unstructured Outdoor Play

Children just don't play the way they used to. But the good news is that playground designers and park professionals are on the ball, developing new ways to get children outside having fun.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Theme Parks

Pay and Go
Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.

How do you boost sales at concessions and kiosks while providing patrons an easier way to pay? New payment solutions at this park in Allentown, Pa., makes it simple.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

World-Class Turf
Preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Sports Fields & Maintenance Equipment

Fitness & Exercise Equipment

New Product Ideas

Problem-Solver Showcase

One of the major goals of Recreation Management always has been to give our readers the practical tips and solutions they need to run more successful facilities and programs. In that spirit, our Problem-Solver Showcase is designed specifically to simplify this process. This showcase contains loads of ideas to help solve many common problems facility managers encounter day in and day out. Feel free to browse this detailed information on the latest products and services designed to tackle tough issues head on.