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JULY 2016

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Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

Things Are Looking Up

Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

In our annual Salary Survey, based on responses from more than 2,100 professionals in the recreation, sports and fitness industry, we see how salaries are inching up, along with happiness at work.

Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

Play On!

Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

Playgrounds have come a long way since their inception, with huge advances in safety, as well as increasingly creative solutions that get kids moving and having fun.

Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

Smooth Sailing

Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

Keeping aquatic facilities running smoothly requires close attention to daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled maintenance practices, as well as knowing when it's time to plan some renovations.

A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

A Beautiful Vision

Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

To design and develop an effective trail or greenway, you need to start with a proper plan. Community involvement and funding partnerships will help get the project off the ground.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

A Stunning Solution for The Yards Park in Washington, D.C.

Yards Park is a fantastic open space in Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, featuring a monumental fountain. But until recently, this stunning fountain wasn't quite so impressive.

It's Elementary

Use Color & Structure to Enhance the Playground Experience

The best playgrounds serve an aesthetic purpose while providing the surrounding community with a much needed center of growth and development for children of all ages.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Splash Play

A New Generation of Splashpad
Focusing on Play Experiences to Meet Community Needs

Splash play continues to be one of the most popular planned additions at parks across the country. But splashpads have come a long way since their initial introduction, as manufacturers have learned more about how people like to play in water.

Turf

What You Need to Know About Baseball & Synthetic Turf
How a Sports Facility Can Engage an Entire Community, Not Just Athletes

More and more schools and colleges are finding out that synthetic turf can be an effective solution for extending their season and programming on their baseball fields.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Aquatic Surfacing

A High-Performance Pool Deck
Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

At the glitzy Aria Resort & Casino, a new pool deck is turning heads.

Restroom Structures

Biking Boosters
Village Green Park & Peterson Ridge Trail in Sisters, Ore.

The City of Sisters, Ore., wanted to encourage bikers along its trailways to stop in for a bite and enjoy the surrounding community. So, it turned to a restroom and shower building, as well as bike lockers.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…

…Tisha Bolger of the American Camp Association

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Review of Products at the 2016 General Assembly of YMCAs

Restroom Structures

Locker Room Equipment

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.

New Product Ideas

ICON Shelter Systems - An Illuminated Choice
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.
Weeders Disgest - Got Muck and Lakeweeds? - Free Advice From Our Lake and Pond Experts
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool