FEBRUARY 2018

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Swimming Toward Wellness

FEATURES

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

A Guide to Aquatic Centers

In our annual Guide to Aquatic Centers, we talk to the experts to get the latest information on planning and designing pools for profitability. We also examine strategies for maintaining air and water quality, and take a closer look at wellness programming in the water.

Strategies for Designing Pools to Stay Out of the Red

Planning for a new pool or renovation takes time and money. But one of the biggest challenges is ensuring that you don't lose money after it's built.

Best Practices to Keep Patrons & Staff Healthy

There is no more critical issue to pool owners than the safety of swimmers and staff. Failure to maintain safe water and good air quality can lead to health issues, and problems for your aquatic facility.

Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness

Plenty of research has shown that working out and relaxing in the water can provide a wellness boost. Here, we talked to experts about adding wellness programming at aquatic facilities, to the benefit of all.

Get Ahead of the Game: Successful Sports Field Maintenance

Get Ahead of the Game

Successful Sports Field Maintenance

No matter which sport you're playing, sports fields can take a serious pounding, and most people expect the field to bounce right back for the next game. Staying on top of maintenance requirements is one way to prevent problems.

All-Season Structures: Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness

All-Season Structures

Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Advances in engineering and evolving technology have made less conventional structures a viable alternative to brick-and-mortar construction when you want to enclose sports, swimming and other programs.

Looking Beyond Physical Limits: Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Looking Beyond Physical Limits

Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Much of the focus of inclusion efforts in parks and rec, sports and fitness facilities has been placed on physical disabilities, but developmental disabilities are just as common and also may require a unique approach. So how do you ensure everyone can be included?

All Together Now: Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

All Together Now

Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

Group fitness classes continue to inspire people to show up at the gym and get in a good workout. This month, we take a look at what makes group fitness so successful, as well as ways to improve your options.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Restoring a Rare Ecosystem Pays Off

In 2016, Arlington County's Magnolia Bog restoration project earned the Best New Environmental Sustainability Award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Association. The project is a model of natural resource management in urban areas.

Restrooms

Additional Considerations in Prefabricated Restrooms

In addition to environmental factors, there are plenty of other considerations one must take into account when selecting restroom structures.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

Optimizing the Design of Recreation Centers

Proper design of your recreation center will address long-term programming needs, ensuring diversity and flexibility.

Restrooms

Making the Right Choice in Prefabricated Restrooms

When planning a new restroom facility, there are many questions to answer. First and foremost, figure out what type of solution will work best for your site.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Shade

A Waterfront Park Revitalized
Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

This intracoastal recreational area, accessible by car or boat, was isolated and underused for years, but now, thanks to a complete revitalization, it's a whole new waterfront.

Park Upgrade

Creating a New Destination
Mega-10 Park in Marshalltown, Iowa

When it came time to upgrade this park that sits amid a range of recreational opportunities, the whole community got involved.

Pilot Rock - Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock Picnic Tables
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Eaton - Ephesus All Field
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
No Fault - Safe Play Starts with Safe Surfaces