OCTOBER 2018

FEATURES

Special Supplement: A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

Special Supplement: A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

In our annual Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play, we take a closer look at the latest trends in rides and other developments at waterparks, including a feature specifically examining safety. We also offer up the most recent splash play innovations.

The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, and designers and operators are always looking for the next new thing that will get patrons through the gate and keep them coming back for a splashing good time.

Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve

Splash play areas continue to be a hot item among parks and other providers of recreation. As these amenities grow in use, manufacturers have done their research to better understand what makes them more successful.

Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety

Here, industry experts share their thoughts on the best practices in waterpark safety and resource management, as well as lifeguarding trends.

Gimme Shelter: Keys for Creating Great Covered Spaces

Gimme Shelter

Keys for Creating Great Covered Spaces

Shelters and shade structures not only provide patrons with a little respite from the blazing sun or bad weather, they can also create a unique focal point for a site, providing a beautiful aesthetic or highlighting a lovely view.

Pump It Up: Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

Pump It Up

Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

Sports facilities are all about providing a great experience for both team players and spectators, and one of the essential elements is the way the game is viewed and communicated. Advances in scoreboards, lighting and sound make more possible.

Greener Than Ever: The Latest Trends in Grounds and Turf Management

Greener Than Ever

The Latest Trends in Grounds and Turf Management

From greener practices to smarter use of turfgrass and other plants, grounds managers are on the cutting edge, wisely using resources to provide more effective and efficient sites and sports fields.

Get Inspired: Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

Get Inspired

Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

Nature has long been one of humankind’s most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet bo

Nature has long been one of humankind’s most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet both for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.

th for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

What to Do After Wildfires

Wildfires can have a devastating impact on an area. Here’s some advice for restoring and repairing swimming pools after a wildfire.

Advocating for Safer Swimming

In recent years, more cities and parks have stepped up efforts to provide swimming education to all their residents.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Aquatics

Healthy Swimming Pools & the Importance of Chlorine

Recreational water illnesses are a real threat to swimmers, and to the facilities that must combat them. Chlorine is your essential tool in keeping the nasties out of your pool.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Sports Flooring

What's Under Foot?
Blue Springs Fieldhouse in Blue Springs, Mo.

After the city of Blue Springs, Mo., purchased a building in late 2014 to renovate and transform into a state-of-the-art recreational fieldhouse, one of the top goals was to install new flooring.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…
…Jane Katz

Professor at John Jay College & Swimming Safety Advocate

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