SEPTEMBER 2017

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Reaping the Benefits of Diversity

FEATURES

The Right Rest Stop: Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

The Right Rest Stop

Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

Whether you're beginning with a rustic, rural site or a downtown park with electrical and plumbing hookups in place, there's a restroom structure ready and able to meet your needs.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks: Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks

Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

Social equity has long been a goal for parks and recreation professionals. Here, we talk to some experts to learn some best practices for ensuring everyone has a voice and can participate.

Taking It OUTSIDE!: Outdoor Fitness Areas to Get Everyone Moving

Taking It OUTSIDE!

Outdoor Fitness Areas to Get Everyone Moving

In the war against the chronic illness and other problems caused by Americans' expanding waistlines, outdoor fitness areas are one particularly effective weapon.

The Fundamentals of Fun: Events & Festivals Bring Attention & Business to Communities

The Fundamentals of Fun

Events & Festivals Bring Attention & Business to Communities

When you're hosting a festival or event, there's some basic, though temporary, infrastructure that can help you put on a great show. From mobile stages and bleachers to concessions and more, we take a look at how to outfit your fest.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Enzymes to Ease Water Maintenance

Manufacturers have developed new enzyme products to meet the needs of each and every body of water. Here's a look at how enzymes can help you maintain water quality more effectively at your aquatic facility.

Do's and Don'ts of Inclusive & Multigenerational Play

When planning for an inclusive and multigenerational playground, there are some specific things to keep in mind to make the project a success.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

Clean Up the Swamp
Handling Algae in your Pool

In the height of summer, when the weather gets hot and wet and bather loads are on the rise, your pool's water needs careful attention. If you find algae is a problem, here's how to handle it.

Marketing

Boost Your Numbers
Nine Best Practices for Increasing Activity Registrations

You can build the most innovative programming around, but without smart marketing, will the participants come? Here are some smart ways to boost registrations.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Aquatics

The Air in There
Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.

When this indoor aquatic facility hosted a large competitive event, it found its air handling system was not up to snuff. Now, with the right solution in place, swimmers and staffers are protected.

Shelters & Shade

Back to the Garden
The Kitchen Community in Memphis, Tenn., & Other Locations

At The Kitchen Community's gardens in various cities across the country, children learn how to grow and eat healthy.

Dog Parks

Something More for People & Pets
All Paws Pet Wash Pet Park in Belvidere, Ill.

The best pet parks provide something a little different. At this park in downtown Belvidere, Ill., you can play with your pooch and then get Fido all cleaned up before you head home.