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MARCH 2015

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Waterfront Access: Clever Planning, Activities Help Draw Visitors

Waterfront Access

Clever Planning, Activities Help Draw Visitors

If you have water, whether a lake, a river or the ocean, in your back yard, then you've got a natural amenity that can attract visitors from near and far. But first, you have to know how to develop that space.

Upscale & Utilitarian: The Latest in Locker Room Design

Upscale & Utilitarian

The Latest in Locker Room Design

Dirty locker rooms that don't seem secure will definitely affect the success of your facility. Here, we'll examine locker room design trends, focusing on ease of maintenance and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

Tail-Wagging Fun: Design & Outfit an Effective Dog Park

Tail-Wagging Fun

Design & Outfit an Effective Dog Park

Dog parks continue to be a popular addition across the country. Learn the basics of getting a dog park off the ground, as well as what you can do to go a bit beyond and offer more for pooches and their owners.

Court Sense: Experts Offer Tips on Choosing Indoor Sports Surfaces

Court Sense

Experts Offer Tips on Choosing Indoor Sports Surfaces

If you want to get a lot out of your sports courts, first you need the right design. Then, you must follow proper maintenance procedures. Here's what to consider to get more programming out of your courts.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Managing Maintenance, Meeting Expectations

Fitness Equipment Updates Will Satisfy Facility Owners & End Users

Fitness equipment continues to evolve to make it easier for people to get in a good workout—but manufacturers are also adding features that make it easier for club operators to keep things running smoothly.

Upgrading Play Safety: A Case Example

When First Baptist Church in Neches, Texas, decided to surface their playground with rubber mulch, they turned the whole installation experience into a fun time for all.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Fitness

The Outdoor Gym: Benefits & Best Practices

Outdoor fitness areas can offer myriad benefits to a public that needs to fit in a bit more fitness. Learn more about some of the benefits and best practices associated with these amenities.

Design Corner

Perception vs. Reality
Swimming Pools & Water Conservation

With water conservation increasingly a concern—especially in drought-ridden areas of the country—it is important to understand how swimming pools use water, as well as how to save water in these essential facilities.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playgrounds

A Park & Playground Preserved
Cadboro-Gyro Park in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

A Canadian park gets a makeover, and the improvements provide a much more effective play space for kids.

Indoor Track

Keep on Running
Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

The right track surface can make a big difference for users. Here, an ice center gets a new track surface for runners and walkers to enjoy while watching skaters take to the ice.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Golf Club Brings New Players to the Game

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Replace your worn out park equipment! - Buy Now
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces