MAY 2019

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Balancing Acts

Water Worlds

FEATURES

Special Supplement

Special Supplement

A Guide to Aquatic Facility Design

In our Guide to Aquatic Design, we talked to expert aquatic designers to learn more about the latest design trends for natatoriums and aquatic parks. We also take a closer look at the latest developments in splash play.

The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

Diverse aquatic programming and the diverse communities it serves have had a big impact on the way natatoriums are designed.

Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in outdoor aquatic park design, including some of the more popular amenities and the challenges of designing such facilities.

The Latest Trends in Splash Play Design

When the weather gets hot, people of all ages flock to the water, which is one of the reasons why splash play is so popular. With the tremendous growth in these amenities has come a wave of savvy new offerings.

Engage Your Fans & Players: New Innovations in Sports Facility Design

Engage Your Fans & Players

New Innovations in Sports Facility Design

Not every facility can reach the heights of technology found in a professional arena, but smart ways to engage fans and players have trickled down from the big leagues, bringing video boards, better connectivity and more to a new generation of sports fans.

Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design

Purposeful Places

The Latest in Landscape Design

The role of landscape design in recreational spaces has evolved to include ADA requirements, sustainability trends and multi-use areas flexible enough to draw as many people as possible.

Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

Aiming for Versatility

Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in multipurpose facility design, as well as the common elements that are essential in these facilities.

Making Connections: Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

Making Connections

Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

The latest fitness facilities are focused on more than physical health, increasingly providing space for social interaction and even connection with the outdoors.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Neighborhood Investments & The Common Good

A recent report covering four cities reveals how investments in parks, libraries, trails and other civic assets can change people’s perceptions of the surrounding neighborhood.

Brand-New View

When Pinellas County, Fla., needed to replace the boardwalks and fishing pier surrounding the observation tower at scenic Wall Springs Park, engineers decided to find a more lasting solution.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

The Future of Community Aquatic Centers

Communities looking to serve the needs of all have branched out when it comes to aquatic center design, providing far more than a simple place to swim laps.

Campus Recreation

Special Events in Campus Recreation

Meeting the needs of your facility’s users while also hosting special events can be tricky. Be proactive and have a plan in place to make the most of your campus recreation facilities.

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FACILITY PROFILES

University Athletics

Adding Value
Weber State University in Ogden, Utah

At Weber State, a little-used rooftop courtyard atop an athletic building gets a major refresh, bringing popular picklepall programming to students and staff.

Sustainable Solutions to Serve the Community

Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center in Woodridge, Ill.

At this recreation center, sustainability is one of the keys to effective design.