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MAY 2016

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Cutting Through the Noise

FEATURES

Design Your Niche: Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches

Design Your Niche

Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches

While cardio floors, weight areas and group fitness rooms are part and parcel of most fitness facilities, there are many niches that come and go as trends change. Here's how to design a facility that can roll with the changes.

Destination for Sports: Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities

Destination for Sports

Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities

Most municipalities are home to a ballfield or two, but some parks districts and departments go above and beyond to create sports parks that are true destinations, able to host pick-up games as well as tournaments.

Building Bridges: The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities

Building Bridges

The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities

In the past several years, more and more recreation, sports and fitness facilities are being designed in concert with healthcare facilities, providing people a way to transition through recovery to a life a wellness.

Aquatic Evolution: Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

Aquatic Evolution

Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

Once upon a time, an outdoor pool was a simple rectangle with maybe a diving board or two. These days, outdoor aquatics provide a far more complex experience, pleasing patrons of all ages and abilities.

Changing the Landscape: Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

Changing the Landscape

Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

Sustainable site design means different things in different environments. This feature will consider some of the important ways sustainable design is affecting parks and sites in different areas.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Generate Business by Renovating Older Pools

If you have a swimming pool that is showing signs of wear and tear, now is the time to look at renovating the pool and its surroundings. The right renovation will fix problems and modernize your pool to attract more swimmers.

Flexible Athletics

The Novogratz Center for Athletics
Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., recently completed construction on The Novogratz Center for Athletics, a new 27,900-square-foot facility that was designed to flexibly accommodate the school's growing athletics program.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Designing for Flexibility and Function

How a Sports Facility Can Engage an Entire Community, Not Just Athletes

By designing flexible, multi-use, large-volume facilities where both varsity athletes and the broader campus community can take advantage of shared amenities, colleges can maximize their investments—both in terms of dollars and space.

Aquatics

Selecting, Installing & Maintaining Commercial UV Systems

Installing an UV system at a commercial aquatic facility will lower chemical usage in a pool by 30 to 50 percent and achieve safer water by eliminating pathogens, viruses and chloramines. Here's how to choose the best fit for your facility.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Playground

A Bridge to Play
Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, Calif.

When one mother noticed a dearth of accessible playgrounds in her area, she decided to start raising funds. The result has been called the most accessible playground in the world.

Aquatics

Giving Back
The Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County in Asbury Park, N.J.

At The Boys & Girls Club in Asbury Park, N.J., kids are exposed to aquatics who might not ever learn to swim otherwise. Here's what happened when the facility needed to improve its pool.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…

…Wesley King

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