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NOVEMBER 2014

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The Power of Playing Together: Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Kids & Communities

The Power of Playing Together

Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit Kids & Communities

To be truly accessible, playground owners must take a step beyond compliance with ADA to ensure inclusion for children and families of all abilities.

Programming: Aquatics: <strong>Healing Waters</strong><br>
<em>The Power of Aquatic Programs</em>

Programming: Aquatics

Healing Waters
The Power of Aquatic Programs

Aquatic therapy programs, special needs programs and others may not be the programming centerpiece that learn-to-swim is, but they can provide a way to get more patrons to the pool and boost revenues.

Fit and Trim: Fitness Equipment Trends and Facility Maintenance Best Practices

Fit and Trim

Fitness Equipment Trends and Facility Maintenance Best Practices

New innovations in fitness equipment are continually emerging onto the market. Here, we offer readers the latest updates in equipment and provide advice on equipment maintenance.

From the Ground Up: Best Practices in Grounds Maintenance for Parks and Golf Courses

From the Ground Up

Best Practices in Grounds Maintenance for Parks and Golf Courses

Taking proper care of grounds in parks, golf courses and similar facilities requires careful, daily attention to details. Here, we cover some of the best practices.

Take the Field: Managing & Maintaining High-Performing Sports Fields

Take the Field

Managing & Maintaining High-Performing Sports Fields

If you want to keep your sports fields in top playing shape, you need to take good care of turf, whether it's natural or synthetic.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Durability Meets Design

Provo Recreation Center in Provo, Utah

The new, 160,000-square-foot Provo City Recreation Center is designed to accommodate patrons of all ages. With comfort in mind, special attention was given to the facility's locker rooms and restrooms.

Green Practices in Grounds Management

When you get everyone on board with greener practices in grounds management, you can not only save the environment, you can also save time, effort and maybe even your budget.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Dog Parks

Thinking About Building a Dog Park?
First, Learn About Dogs & the People Who Own Them

If you're thinking about building a dog park, you need to take your patrons into consideration. And that means thinking about the needs of people and their pets.

Aquatics

When Cloudy Water Strikes
Strategies for Handling Water Quality

When cloudy water strikes your pool, there are methods you can use—and chemicals you can add to the water—to make things right again.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playgrounds

Hope Springs Eternal
Hope Park in Frisco, Texas

The playground at Hope Park in Frisco, Texas, was built to ensure kids with special needs and disabilities had a place to play. But, more importantly, it was also designed so that kids of all abilities could play together.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Parks, Public Spaces Top Attraction for Urbanites

ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Recreonics - wibit - Keep Your Balance
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces