Water Odyssey - Fun Ways to Spray and Play! - See More

APRIL 2015

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

In this special guide, we cover some of the latest trends in playgrounds and park sites. From how to find the right partners and boost your funding to reach underserved areas to creating unique and creative playspaces to selecting and maintaining your furnishings, we've got you covered.

Strategies to Support Park Creation and Maintenance

While budgets have tightened, there are still plenty of opportunities for funding your parks projects. From legislative approaches to grants, volunteering, concession contracts and more, we examine various methods for boosting your parks' potential.

Creative Play Spaces and Playground Solutions

Your playground doesn't have to look like every other. With creative approaches, customization, community involvement and more, you can build a unique playground that kids can't resist.

Find the Right Site Furnishings for Your Space

Selecting site furnishings—from benches and picnic tables to trash receptacles, bike racks and more—is a crucial part of park planning. The right furnishings will enhance your space, and if you choose wisely, should last for the long haul.

How Refreshing!: Updating Splash Play to Meet New Demands

How Refreshing!

Updating Splash Play to Meet New Demands

Now that splash play areas have been around a while, new trends are taking hold. From water treatment and conservation to designing the areas for appropriate ages and experiences, learn what's new.

Going Green: Small Steps Make a Big Difference

Going Green

Small Steps Make a Big Difference

You don't have to build a brand-new, environmentally friendly facility to shrink your negative impact on the planet's resources. There are small steps to take that can go a long way in greening up existing facilities.

Pool Procedures Overview: Expert Tips on Maintaining a Safe, Healthy and Sustaining Swimming Pool

Pool Procedures Overview

Expert Tips on Maintaining a Safe, Healthy and Sustaining Swimming Pool

Swimming pools feature complex chemistry and a whole list of to-do's that are extremely important to keep things running right and to keep swimmers safe. Here, we asked some experts for input on pool maintenance.

Big Thrills, No Spills: Safety First for Climbing Facilities

Big Thrills, No Spills

Safety First for Climbing Facilities

Climbing wall facilities feature inherent risks, but there are measures you can take to dramatically reduce the risk of injury for climbers. Proper training and the right equipment can have a big impact.

Table of contents for APRIL 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Certifiably Safer in the Fitness Industry

What are the most important qualifications for a fitness instructor? In this article, a legal expert examines the implications of various types of certification testing and the value they create.

No Obstacle to Success

Obstacle course races have seen a huge upswing over the past several years. Learn more about this unique approach to racing events and why people come in droves to compete.

Table of contents for APRIL 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

Personal Trainers

Keys to Hiring Personal Trainers

When this high school's natatorium became increasingly inefficient, a team of experts came together to create a unique air handling solution to fix the problem.

Restrooms

Water Wise
Reduce Water Usage & Bills With Efficiency Measures

Water conservation is becoming increasingly critical in various parts of the country. Here are some suggestions for finding ways to conserve in your restroom—one of the biggest wasters of water.

Table of contents for APRIL 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

Natatorium

Green & Efficient
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Lincolnshire, Ill.

When this high school's natatorium became increasingly inefficient, a team of experts came together to create a unique air handling solution to fix the problem.

Table of contents for APRIL 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Measuring Up
South Dakota State Parks Earn 'A' Rating

Table of contents for APRIL 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Waterfront & Marina Products

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.