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MAY 2015

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Designs of the Times

FEATURES

Picture Perfect Parks & Sites: Working With Landscape Architects on Park Design

Picture Perfect Parks & Sites

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.

Lean & Green: Trends in Sports Facility Design

Lean & Green

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.

Finding Synergy: Collaborating & Combining Functions in Multipurpose Designs

Finding Synergy

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.

Add 'Wow' to the Water: Trends in Aquatic Facility Design

Add 'Wow' to the Water

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.

Make New Friends, Keep the Old: Trends in Strategic Fitness Facility Design

Make New Friends, Keep the Old

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.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Programming Across the Ages

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.

Drought-Proof Your Pool

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.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Dog Parks

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.

Sports Field Management

Managing Turfgrass
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.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Waterfront

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

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.

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