JANUARY 2018

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Play It Safe: Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

Play It Safe

Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

The safest playgrounds require continual attention. Ensuring children's safety means understanding best practices and constantly updating your knowledge to be sure you're ahead of the curve.

Water Wise: Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning

Water Wise

Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning

Preventing drowning means getting everyone on board, from yourself to your staff to the people who visit your aquatic facility. Here, we examine some smart strategies to keep swimmers safe.

To Better Serve Those Who Serve: How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively

To Better Serve Those Who Serve

How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively

While military bases often provide their own recreation, sports and fitness outlets, local communities would be wise to partner with them to provide additional outlets. We talked to some experts to find out the best ways to do just that.

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun: But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

It is possible to get kids involved in youth sports programs at fairly young ages, as long as you acknowledge that it's not about prowess, but about learning how to move and cooperate.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Sports & Entertainment Abound

Place Bell in Laval, Quebec

In Montreal, Laval's Place Bell, with its 10,000-seat arena, promises to become one of the most in-demand sports and entertainment destinations in Quebec.

Landscape Trends on the Horizon

We talked to experts to find out the latest trends in commercial landscaping for 2018.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Sports Fields

One Field, One Season
Keeping the Natural Turf

When UNC needed a new practice field, the school's team went to great lengths to stay with natural turf.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Enclosures

Let the Sun Shine In
The YMCA of the Suncoast: Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in Lecanto, Fla.

When this YMCA wanted to ensure its pool could be used no matter what the weather was doing, it went with a unique solution that provides protection in bad weather without completely shutting out the good.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Lighting Products

Shelters & Shade Structures

Literature Showcase

The new year brings new products, brochures and catalogs from industry suppliers. Here's our guide to all the latest, just in time for your 2018 planning.

New Product Ideas

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Recreation Management Webinar: Boost Your Water Treatment: NSF/ANSI 50 Update
National Construction Rental - Rent-A-Fence
Busch Systems - Conserve Your Landscape With Our Recycling & Waste Containers
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists