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JANUARY 2016

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Looking Back, Looking Forward

FEATURES

Safe in the Water: Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety

Safe in the Water

Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety

Keeping swimmers safe is the most crucial task for aquatic facility managers. Luckily, there are plenty of tools at your disposal, from water safety training for patrons to lifeguard certification and training for a variety of types of aquatic facilities and more.

Balancing Act: Safety & Risk on the Playground

Balancing Act

Safety & Risk on the Playground

Play equipment is meticulously designed to protect children from catastrophic injury, but it shouldn't eliminate risk entirely. Finding the right balance is important to encouraging children's growth without risking their health.

Safe & Secure: New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety

Safe & Secure

New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety

At the college and professional levels, sports facility security is often a full-time job. But high schools, park districts and other providers of sports tournaments and programs can learn from the pros to improve safety at their own facilities.

Experience & Education: The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

Experience & Education

The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

Whether it's certification for fitness trainers and climbing instructors, or orientation for club members, training and education are a crucial pillar in providing safety at your facility.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Savings, Beauty & Improved Visibility in the Pool

One of the fastest, easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and save money at your aquatic facility is to replace incandescent pool lighting with today's improved LED lighting.

Tarping: How to Keep Your Sports Turf Crew Safe

Tarps are an important tool to protect sports fields from weather damage. But it's equally important to protect your crew.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Sports Fields

Eight Benefits of Natural Grass

While many facilities are transitioning their sports fields to synthetic turf, natural grass turf can provide many useful benefits.

Building Solutions

In Full Color
New Options Make Tensioned Membrane Structures a Solid Choice

Tensioned membrane structures can be a great, quick solution when you want your facility up and running fast. And with new color options, your ability to customize a unique design has vastly expanded.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playgrounds

A Community Rebuilds
Parker's Park in West, Texas

After losing his father to a fertilizer plant explosion, one boy sought to transform and heal his community through a playground rebuild.

YMCA

Rebuilt in a Flash
Greater Naples YMCA in Naples, Fla.

When lightning struck this community's beloved YMCA, everyone came together to provide a temporary home for important programs while the facility was quickly rebuilt.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…

…Adrian Benepe of the Trust for Public Land

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Shelters & Building Structures

Literature Showcase

The new year brings new products, brochures and catalogs from industry suppliers. Here's our guide to all the latest, just in time for your 2016 planning.

New Product Ideas

S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence
ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces