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A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

A Guide to Recreation & Sports Surfaces

In our annual guide, we take a look under the surface to examine the most recent trends in sports and recreation surfacing. From synthetic and natural turf to wooden and synthetic courts, playground safety surfaces and more, we offer advice to help you determine the best choice for your facility.

Innovations in Sports Flooring Abound

Education, Maintenance Key to Playground Surface Safety

Making the Best Turf Decisions

Riding the Wave of Success: Waterparks Find New & Creative Ways to Stay Afloat

Riding the Wave of Success

Waterparks Find New & Creative Ways to Stay Afloat

Every year brings new developments in thrills and spills at the waterpark. Here, we explore what waterparks are doing to take their operations to the next level of success.

Stronger, Faster, Cheaper: The Pros of Prefab Restroom Structures

Stronger, Faster, Cheaper

The Pros of Prefab Restroom Structures

The right restroom structure can make a big difference in people's perception of your park. In this feature, we take a look at what you need to know to get your restroom up and running quickly and cost-effectively.

Scoreboard Watching: Trends in Scoreboards & Video Displays

Scoreboard Watching

Trends in Scoreboards & Video Displays

LED lights and more cost-effective video displays have transformed run-of-the-mill scoreboards into something patrons will love to watch.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2014 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


In the Swim

The Olympic Pool & Fitness Centre in Newmarket, New Zealand

A New Zealand pool and fitness center has found the right solution to protect swimmers from illness while providing a wonderful swimming experience.

Turf: A Crash Course

Synthetic turf fields offer a wide range of benefits. Here's a look at some specific types of turf and their applications.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2014 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Sports Fields

Sporting Shade
Play It Cool While Playing Ball

Providing a way for spectators as well as player to get a break from the sun at the ballpark or other types of sports facilities is a smart way to protect everyone's health, and get more out of your facility.

Design Corner

Making a Splash
Adaptive Use of Older Structures Suited to Small Natatoriums

Some municipalities, clubs and other owners don't have the funds for a brand-new natatorium, but with the right design team and the right structure in place, it's not out of reach.

Park Structures

All Together Now
How to Achieve a Unique, Impressive Community Gathering Place

When you outfit your park with a unique amphitheater, you create a beautiful community gathering place that will provide decades of entertainment and fun.

Eaton - Ephesus All Field
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Pilot Rock - Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock Picnic Tables
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years