SEPTEMBER 2018

FEATURES

Everyone's Gym: Outdoor Fitness Reaches All Ages, Abilities

Everyone's Gym

Outdoor Fitness Reaches All Ages, Abilities

When communities want to reach a diverse audience with fitness opportunities, nothing beats outdoor fitness zones that combine a variety of equipment and exercise possibilities.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Making a Great Event

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Making a Great Event

When you want to create a great and successful event or festival, there are a lot of to-do’s. Here, we talk to some folks in charge of some unique and successful events about what keeps people coming back every year.

New Pool Rules: Passive amenities are out; floating creative water spaces can increase attendance

New Pool Rules

Passive amenities are out; floating creative water spaces can increase attendance

Getting everyone into the pool can be a simple task, when you outfit your pool to meet your community’s needs.

A Necessary Service: Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

A Necessary Service

Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

Restroom structures provide a necessary comfort for guests in your parks. Finding the right fit can be simple, as long as you take your site and visitors’ needs into account.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Who Has the Best Parks?

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. For the third straight year, Minneapolis has taken top honors.

Fitness Takes a Hike

After this Ontario town got a generous land donation, community members saw an opportunity to add the area’s first outdoor gym.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Playgrounds

The Multi-Faceted Value of Play
The Benefits of Play Extend Beyond Exercise

In recent years, unstructured play has often lost out to more structured educational time. But parents and leaders are pushing back, recognizing the myriad benefits—physical, emotional and cognitive—that play can deliver.

Fitness

A Perfect Fitness

Effective fitness facilities are carefully planned and thought out. Here are some tips to making the most of your space, whether you’re a small boutique club or a large fitness center.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Grounds Maintenance

Managing the Wild
Various Locations - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Having the right tools and equipment makes a big different in fishery management for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Rec Center

Pump Up the Memberships
The Centre of Elgin in Elgin, Ill.

When this local recreation center saw its memberships decline, it turned to a unique approach to find new ways to structure pricing and offerings, bringing people back in droves.

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DEPARTMENTS

Aquatics Industry Report

Aquatic Programming Trends

From learn-to-swim and water safety programs to more creative and diverse opportunities, aquatic facilities are providing a wide range of program opportunities.

The Last Word with…
…Tracy Willette

Director, Bangor Parks & Recreation Department

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
National Construction Rental - Rentals Made Easy.
Pilot Rock - Enjoy the Outdoors with Pilot Rock Bike Racks
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - For Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring