VP Building - Quality Buildings for Recreation

JULY 2015

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

Hold Steady: Our Eighth Annual Salary Survey

Hold Steady

Our Eighth Annual Salary Survey

In our annual Salary Survey, we take a look at the responses of more than 2,300 professionals who answered questions about their careers, salaries and more. Find out how your career path compares.

Take It Outside: Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

Take It Outside

Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

Providing fitness equipment for free use at a park, along a trail or near a playground offers a smart way to build your community and help its members get more active.

Day-to-Day Aquatics: Heed Warning Signs, Keep a Checklist to Maintain Your Aquatic Facility

Day-to-Day Aquatics

Heed Warning Signs, Keep a Checklist to Maintain Your Aquatic Facility

Aquatic facility maintenance requires careful attention to detail. Luckily, there are tools and strategies you can use to stay ahead of the game.

Natural, Thematic & Playable By All: The Latest Trends in Playground Design

Natural, Thematic & Playable By All

The Latest Trends in Playground Design

These days, playgrounds can be far more than the simple post-and-platform structures we've gotten so used to. From natural play to themes that excite kids and playgrounds for all abilities, there's a huge world of play out there to enjoy.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Green Your Cleaning

With the adoption of greener practices in recreation facilities comes the use of cleaning products that are greener and scent-free. What's more, the key ingredient in many cleaning solutions nowadays is simple: water.

Trends in Golf Facilities

A Look at Trends in Golf Facilities

As a follow-up to our Annual Industry Report, we take a look at some of the trends among golf facilities, including country clubs, golf clubs and more.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Fitness

Stop Overlooking Fitness Facility Supervision

Fitness facilities offer opportunities for people to get fit, but they also can be dangerous for members who either don't know how to use equipment or use it improperly. Supervision can make a difference.

Splash Play

Bringing Inclusion to Water Play

In a splash play area that's designed with careful attention, children and adults of all abilities can play side-by-side.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Amphitheater

Raise the Roof!
Theater on the Green in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

When this town wanted to provide a covered venue for performances and other events, they turned to a nearby manufacturer of shades and shelters for the perfect solution.

YMCA

The Future Is Bright
Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake, Ill.

A renovation to this YMCA brings in plenty of natural light and creates opportunities for more diverse experiences and programs.

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DEPARTMENTS

before you go…

Public Parks = Economic Value
Pittsburgh Parks Create Solid Financial Impact

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Restroom Structures

Locker Room Equipment

Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses

New Product Ideas

Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected

Looking for a quick way to find out the most comprehensive information as you make plans for programs and facilities?

The web provides a world of resources—a virtual connection to all kinds of products and services for recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Your answers are just a quick click away.

S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence
Pilot Rock - Shop Trash Receptacles
RenoSys  - Pool Problems?  We have everything you need to make your pool like new.