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OCTOBER 2016

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Getting Colder, Getting Darker

FEATURES

Stop & Go: Style & Maintenance Needs Key to Choosing Restroom Structures

Stop & Go

Style & Maintenance Needs Key to Choosing Restroom Structures

Restrooms are available in a range of styles and setups so you can find just what you need to suit your site. Whether you’re looking for a plumbed and powered facility or a simple vault toilet, your options abound.

Wet & Wild Destinations: Strategies for Waterpark Success

Wet & Wild Destinations

Strategies for Waterpark Success

Destination waterparks need to attract business and keep people coming back for more to stay afloat. With surfing simulators, clever marketing and continual changes and expansion, the best and brightest waterparks are finding success.

Your Best Fest Yet: Trends and Strategies for Fun Events and Festivals

Your Best Fest Yet

Trends and Strategies for Fun Events and Festivals

Before you get your fest off the ground, find out more about best practices and clever innovations that others have engaged to attract a crowd.

Scratching Below the Surface: How Safe Is Your Playground Surface?

Scratching Below the Surface

How Safe Is Your Playground Surface?

There’s a lot more than meets the eye to playground safety surfaces, and despite any claims about safety, the context of your site—including prevailing weather, use and much more—can have an impact.

One Surface, Many Uses: Finding the Right Multipurpose Sports & Fitness Surfaces

One Surface, Many Uses

Finding the Right Multipurpose Sports & Fitness Surfaces

Sports and fitness surfaces for indoor facilities often need to serve a variety of needs, from sport activities to hosting events and more. Learn more about what makes a good surface for a range of programming.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Troubleshooting Tips for Automatic Pool Cleaners

Automatic pool cleaners are a big part of keeping pools running properly. But things can go wrong. Here are some troubleshooting tips to keep your automatic pool cleaner doing its very important job.

Get an Upgrade for Your Athletic Fields

Since 2015, the Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids. Initiative has renovated more than 607,000 square feet of athletic and recreational green spaces. Learn more about how to add your community’s name to the hat to get your own athletic field renovation project under way.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Locker Rooms

Five Design Essentials of the Well-Planned Locker Room

Locker rooms might not always be top-of-mind for your visitors, but you’d better believe they’ll notice if you don’t properly design and care for these spaces. Here are some essential elements of a well-planned locker room.

Aquatics

Cost Calculators: The First Step to Reducing Operating Costs

If you want to lower the operating costs of your aquatic facility, it can be helpful to begin with cost calculators, which can help determine areas of potential savings.

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FACILITY PROFILES

University Recreation

On the Water
Northwestern Sailing Center in Evanston, Ill.

With its views of Lake Michigan, Northwestern University’s Sailing Center provides a boatload of boating opportunities, and fits right into the landscape.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…

…Adam Katchmarchi