FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The Ongoing Evolution of the Locker Room
Locker rooms have come a long way from the bare-bones functional spaces of the past. Modern-day locker rooms are designed to please modern-day patrons, with amenities and layouts that makes more sense.
Planning & Programming a Park for Pooches
Dog parks continue to surge in popularity across the country, with new places for pooches and their owners to play and socialize popping up in communities of all sizes. Learn more about planning and programming these parks.
Waterfronts Provide Economic Strength, Charm
If your community has a waterfront—whether along a river or lakefront, an abandoned quarry or a beach—you've got the ability to develop an amenity that will draw visitors for some passive and active recreation.
Options Abound When You Want Performance & Durability
When it comes to indoor sports and fitness surfaces, options abound, from synthetic vinyl and rubber surfaces and tiles to hardwood flooring. Learn more about your choices and their benefits, as well as what to expect over the long run.
A new app is giving students, faculty, staff and alumni at SUNY New Paltz greater control over their exercise, while providing fitness and recreation facilities important information to help create a better exercise experience.
OKC Tennis Center Adds Indoor Tennis
The Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park recently added an award-winning tennis structure housing six regulation courts. The new building brings the OKC Tennis Center to 36 total courts.
Broaden Your Appeal With Cardio Equipment Variety
Every fitness floor should feature some standard and expected fitness equipment, like treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical trainers. But you can appeal to a wider variety of users if you add more choices to the mix.
Advancements in Design Boost Sports Facilities
Taking sports from a seasonal affair to a year-round offering has gotten a lot easier as manufacturers of fabric structures have continued to innovate new design options.
Soccer Goes Green
New York Red Bulls Training Facility & Stadium in East Hanover and Harrison, N.J
The New York Red Bulls team training facility in East Hanover, N.J., was the first facility in the country to be Environmentally Certified by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). Two weeks later, their stadium in Harrison, N.J., became certified as well.
Seminole County Sports Complex in Sanford, Fla.
When Seminole County Sports Complex, a 15-field sports facility that hosts baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse, in Sanford, Fla., opened in the spring of this year, it also came with a state-of-the-art LED lighting system.