OCTOBER 2019

FEATURES

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

In our annual Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play, we offer an in-depth look at all the latest ways waterparks are making themselves even more appealing to a fun-seeking public. We also take a look at inclusive splash play.

Indoors or Out, Waterparks Offer Fun for All

Whether they are indoors or outdoors, waterparks provide a fun escape for people of all ages. Here, we take a closer look at some of the latest rides and trends in marketing, with ideas to help you bring more people to your own facility.

Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play

Splash play areas continue to evolve, with more ways to make sure people of all ages and abilities can have fun and cool off.

Grounds for Improvement: New Efficiencies Drive Better Maintenance Practices

Grounds for Improvement

New Efficiencies Drive Better Maintenance Practices

Efficiency and smarter, more ecological practices are the name of the game when it comes to grounds maintenance. From sports fields to open spaces, learn more about the equipment and practices you need to get the job done right.

Great Escapes: Provide Respite & Relaxation With Shelters & Shade Structures

Great Escapes

Provide Respite & Relaxation With Shelters & Shade Structures

From elaborate structures that serve as park centerpieces to simpler shelters that offer an easy way to get out of the weather, we cover all of the ways shelters and shade structures can help improve your site.

Game Day Connections: Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

Game Day Connections

Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

For fans and players alike, the right scoring, lighting and sound systems make a big difference in the enjoyment of the game, whether it's football, soccer, baseball, swimming or any other sport.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Pool Painting Tips & Tricks

Painting is one of the best ways to protect and beautify your pool. Learn more about the tips and tricks to be sure you get it done right.

Shade That Does More

What if you could simultaneously provide visitors with much-needed shade while generating power? At the St. Louis Zoo, a unique new shade solar canopy does just that.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / REC CENTERS

Meeting the Well-Being Needs of the Most Rural Communities

Rec centers provide a wide range of services no matter where they are located. But in some of the most rural communities, it’s crucial to understand your audience before you begin.

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FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / AQUATICS

Safer Air for Swimmers
>> Levine Center for Wellness & Recreation at Queens University in Charlotte, N.C.

At this small North Carolina university, a swimming coach understands the value of good indoor air quality, and as a result, the aquatic facility is a home to champions.

inPRACTICE / REC CENTER

A Community Boost
>>Botetourt Family YMCA In Daleville, Virginia

In 2013, Botetourt County citizens approached the regional Y to ask for their own facility. The resulting Botetourt Family YMCA is the fifth location in the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge system.

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PARKS & REC EXCLUSIVES

Optimizing Outcomes of Community Center Renovations

Community centers are growing in importance across the United States, facilitating a sense of belonging, improving residents’ quality of life, property values and even tourism.

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DEPARTMENTS

inGRATITUDE

Potawatomi State Park, Wisconsin