APRIL 2018

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

In our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings, we talked to playground manufacturers about the latest in equipment that gets kids and families active. We also cover selecting site furnishings to suit your setting, and spoke with experts about how to plan for—and recover from—disaster.

Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks

When hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters threaten, parks can be on the front line. Being prepared before disaster strikes is the key to success.

Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

Screen time might be tempting a lot of kids to forgo activity, but that doesn't mean you should sit back and let it happen. Designing active playgrounds is one way to encourage kids and their families to put down the device and get moving.

Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

Whether your park setting is a peaceful wooded area or a bustling city square, there are furnishings that will meet your needs, providing comfort for visitors and the right aesthetic for your park.

Adventure Awaits!: Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

Adventure Awaits!

Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

There are more options than ever, if you want to add more thrill to your recreational lineup. From climbing walls and challenge courses to zip lines and free-fall devices, you can provide the adventure your visitors are looking for.

Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

Still Going Green

Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

Parks and recreation facilities, as well as schools and college campuses have long been at the forefront of innovative and sustainable design. Find out how some facilities use small steps to go greener.

Expanding Pools of Knowledge: Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

Expanding Pools of Knowledge

Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

Maintaining good water and air quality requires careful attention to all of your pool's systems and infrastructure. Following regular, recommended maintenance practices helps keep things in working order.

Making Connections, Spurring Development: The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

Making Connections, Spurring Development

The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

Designing good multi-use trails takes careful planning and teamwork. Here, we take a closer look at how some greenways have gotten started, and how others are continuing to develop.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Go Greener

Earth Day happens every year in April, and this month, we're taking the opportunity to celebrate by offering up some suggestions to make your operations a little greener.

Indoor Multi-Sport Complex Comes to Detroit

A new indoor multi-sport complex in Detroit features an indoor cycling velodrome and much more.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Member Retention

Don't Do It Without the Data

If you want to retain members, one of the best tools you can use is data. Learn more about how to collect and make use of data to understand how to make your facility even better.

Aquatics

Gearing Up for the Swim Season

The opening of the swim season is just around the corner. Is your facility ready?

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FACILITY PROFILES

Military Recreation

A Little R&R
The Epicenter at Great Lakes naval station, Ill.

Providing a place for military members and their families to let off a little steam and have a little fun helps contribute to mission success.

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DEPARTMENTS

Aquatics Industry Report

By the Numbers: Aquatic Survey Respondents

The Last Word with…
… Steve Wightman

Recent Inductee Into Major League Baseball's Groundskeepers Hall of Fame

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Waterfront & Marina Products

Fitness & Exercise Equipment

New Product Ideas

Problem-Solver Showcase

One of the major goals of Recreation Management always has been to give our readers the practical tips and solutions they need to run more successful facilities and programs. In that spirit, our Problem-Solver Showcase is designed specifically to simplify this process. Following are loads of ideas to help solve many common problems facility managers encounter day in and day out. Feel free to browse this detailed information on the latest products and services designed to tackle tough issues head on.

Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Commercial Recreation Specialists - Your Waterfront Reinvented
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool