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JANUARY 2015

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Center of Attention

FEATURES

Safer Waters for All: MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

Safer Waters for All

MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

The Model Aquatic Health Code was developed with input from industry experts to provide a guideline for entities managing aquatic facility health and safety issues across the country. Learn more about the code and how it affects your facility, as well as new trends in lifeguarding and more.

Safety for the Duration: Keeping Playground Equipment & Surfaces Safe Now & in the Future

Safety for the Duration

Keeping Playground Equipment & Surfaces Safe Now & in the Future

Playground equipment and surfaces from well-known and respected manufacturers is designed with children's safety in mind, but the context of your site and the way products are installed can also have an impact, both now and over the life cycle of your equipment.

Ready for Anything: Improving Sports Facility Safety & Security

Ready for Anything

Improving Sports Facility Safety & Security

After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, many high-profile sports facilities and events have stepped up their security, Here, we examine how some of those practices have trickled down to the school district and park district level to provide ideas on how to keep your players and spectators safe.

Certifiably Safer: Why & How Certification Improves Safety

Certifiably Safer

Why & How Certification Improves Safety

Whether it's for a playground inspector, an aquatic facility manager, a fitness instructor or a climbing instructor, certification can make an impact on safety in your facility.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

'Youthful Enthusiasm'

Helping Adults Overcome Their Fear of Water

By the time most adults look for help overcoming their fear of water, they need help reclaiming the youthful resiliency that will help them learn and grow.

Fit in '15

What fitness trends will take hold in 2015? Join us as we discuss some of the up-and-coming trends with the American Council on Exercise.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Sports Fields

Rebranding the Sports Field Manager

Talented sports field managers are like artisans, creating beauty while managing all the aspects of the sports fields under their charge.

Building Materials

The Right Materials
Benefits of Solid Phenolic in Lockers, Benches and More

If you want your lockers and other amenities within your facility to stand up to use and abuse—and look good while doing it—you may want to consider products manufactured from solid phenolic.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playgrounds

Brotherly Love
White House Municipal Park in White House, Tenn.

On this playground, the heartwarming story of two brothers playing together despite disability comes to life.

Inclusive Sports

We All Play Ball
Miracle League of Grand Island in Grand Island, N.Y.

Miracle League fields offer children of all abilities the chance to play ball and learn from one another.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Academy Teaches Students About Climate Change

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Shelters & Building Structures

Literature Showcase

Here's our guide to all the latest, just in time for your 2015 planning.

New Product Ideas

Recreation Management Webinar: Designing Sites With Shade In Mind
RenoSys  - Buy American Grate Again
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch