FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Working With Landscape Architects on Park Design
You might think park design is a simple process of picking a site and placing some amenities. But when you have a landscape architect in your corner, you can make your site into a stunning community gathering place.
Trends in Sports Facility Design
For college and high school sports, as well as park-based sports facilities, it's become increasingly important to run efficiently while providing comfort and safety to fans and players alike.
Collaborating & Combining Functions in Multipurpose Designs
When your facility serves a diverse community with a multi-faceted set of programs, it's crucial to have the right partners on board, as well as getting community involvement in the decision-making process right from the start.
Trends in Aquatic Facility Design
The rectangular pool of the past is long gone, replaced with aquatic centers that offer a big splash. Here, we discuss some of the latest trends with top aquatic designers to help you bring more "wow" to your pools.
Trends in Strategic Fitness Facility Design
Ideally, you want your fitness facility to be incredibly welcoming to new members and exercise newbies while also keeping existing members interested and coming back for more. Here's some smart strategies.
An Inclusive Attitude Gets Active Adults & Seniors Involved
By 2017, one of every two people in the United States will be older than 50, and recreation, sports and fitness facilities are adapting to meet the changing needs of this aging population.
As summer heats up, things get dryer, and with much of the southwestern United States facing severe droughts, it's important to keep water quality at its best to reduce the need for pool draining and refilling.
Near Zero-Waste Dog Park?
The Tale (Tail?) of Dog Waste Composting Programs
When your site is canine-friendly, you also need strategies for dealing with the poop problem. Here, an expert in dog waste composting explores options outside of just sending the waste straight to the landfill.
Ever Heard of a CPA? What About a CSFM?
Certification in sports field management is not only a smart career move, it also can help ensure you have the know-how to keep your fields in top playing shape.
Making a Splash
Splash Island at Lake Gregory in Crestline, Calif.
When this lakefront attraction wanted to boost attendance and create some excitement, they turned to a partner who could turn their waterfront into an aquatic park.
Restrooms Take Center Court
Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
This prestigious tennis facility needed to provide guest amenities that were a step above the rest. Here's how their restroom solutions make an impression.