FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
…Tisha Bolger of the American Camp Association
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