OCTOBER 2017

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SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT<br />
A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play Areas

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play Areas

In our brand-new Guide to Waterparks and Splash Play Areas, we take a closer look at the most up-to-date trends in waterparks, from rides to concessions, as well as splash play areas. We also cover risk management for these unique water-based venues.

Advances in Waterpark Design & Technology

Running a successful waterpark means keeping up with the newest trends in rides and technology, not to mention savvy marketing and amenities that keep guests coming back for more.

The Ongoing Evolution of Splash Play

Parks and recreation facilities across the country continue to add to the number of splash play areas, with new water fun continuing to grow. Manufacturers have adapted to the demand, while offering new and exciting ideas to expand your options when adding splash parks.

Risk Management for Waterparks & Splash Parks

Millions of people visit waterparks every year, relishing the excitement of waterslides, wave surfing machines, and much more. Keeping these guests safe is a crucial element of waterpark management.

Add a Little Shade: Shelters, Shade Structures Mix Function & Style

Add a Little Shade

Shelters, Shade Structures Mix Function & Style

When you want to create a park that attracts a wide range of visitors while also creating visual appeal, shelters and shade structures can really make a difference.

Seeking the Total Package: Trends in Sports Lighting, Scoreboards and Sound Systems

Seeking the Total Package

Trends in Sports Lighting, Scoreboards and Sound Systems

Technology is constantly advancing, providing new and better ways to keep sports fields lit, and to provide spectators with all the information and excitement they want.

From The Ground Up: How Grounds Maintenance Professionals Keep Moving Forward

From The Ground Up

How Grounds Maintenance Professionals Keep Moving Forward

Maintaining the beautiful grounds of sports facilities, parks and other green spaces requires constant attention. Staying educated and connecting with peers helps keep these professionals on top of their game.

Widening the Playing Field: Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

Widening the Playing Field

Diversity & Inclusiveness in Multigenerational Playgrounds

Playground manufacturers are continually innovating and finding new ways to get people to move and play. Some of the latest equipment aims to grow play through all generations, encouraging people of all ages to play and grow together.

Table of contents for OCTOBER 2017 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Avoiding Recreational Water Illness Outbreaks

Recreational water illnesses can be a big problem, especially toward the end of summer when higher bather loads mean filters are working overtime. A two-pronged approach can help avoid RWIs in the first place.

The Gym Gets Smarter

Ellipticals, Treadmills Integrate With Fitness Trackers

The rise in activity trackers has had a big impact on fitness equipment and facilities. Here, we take a look at smart gyms.

Table of contents for OCTOBER 2017 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

Locker Rooms

On-Trend Locker Room Design

If you want to impress your guests, you have to move beyond the gang showers and loud metal lockers of the past. The latest locker room amenities provide a sense of safety and privacy.

Table of contents for OCTOBER 2017 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

Sports Facilities

Taking the Field
Whitaker Fields Complex at the University of Texas at Austin

With a tremendously popular program providing sports clubs, competition and just plain fun to a diverse audience of students, UT Austin recently updated its facilities to accommodate even more opportunity.

Outdoor Fitness

A Community Works Out
John S. Simms Park in Bellflower, Calif.

At this popular new outdoor fitness area, local residents of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are connecting over wellness.