APRIL 2019

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 trends in play equipment. We also cover selecting and placing site furnishings, as well as ideas on site development..

Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.

Assess Needs, Get Input to Select the Right Play Equipment

Most playgrounds feature an array of apparatuses for children to grow their physical, emotional, cognitive and other skills. But choosing the right playground equipment requires a few first steps.

Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

Selecting site furnishings for public spaces requires careful thought. Choices should be functional and practical, while also presenting a certain aesthetic.

Rise to the Challenge: Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

Rise to the Challenge

Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

When you want to provide adventure to your patrons, there are few better options than climbing walls and challenge courses. Learn more about how to bring these amenities to your facility.

Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

Keep Your Head Above Water

Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

To keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers and the water sparkling and clear, you need to take care of daily, weekly, monthly and other regular tasks. Here's an overview of some smart maintenance practices.

Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

Conservation Conversations

How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

From clever programming that immerses people in nature to education and initiatives to preserve and conserve, parks and recreation organizations continue to spread the word on environmental awareness.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Year-Round Aquatics

Kirkland Lake in northeastern Ontario has transformed into a charming town with something to see and do for everyone. Recently, the town added multifunctional indoor pools and aquatic spaces.

UNC Greensboro Aquatics Go Green

There’s a growing trend among athletic aquatic facilities to install eco-friendly equipment. The University of North Carolina in Greensboro recently updated its aquatic facility with energy-efficient equipment.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Marketing & Promotion

Future-Proof Your Parks & Rec Promotional Strategy

If you want to promote your programs and places, be smart and establish some best practices that will keep your marketing plan strong for the long term.

Sports Safety

Weather Warnings
Lightning Alerts for Sports Safety

Outdoor sporting events are fun for everyone, until the weather turns. It’s crucial when planning events of all kinds to be aware of the potential for lightning.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Parks

Growing Green Space
Various Locations in New York City

From new playgrounds and amenities to improving streetscapes with trees, New York City has been making impressive strides in its already-impressive parks.

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DEPARTMENTS

The Last Word with…
…Donna Gaukler

Missoula Parks and Recreation

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Waterfront & Marina Products

Fitness & Exercise Equipment

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.