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NRPA Launches Mentoring in Parks & Rec

As January ushers in National Mentoring Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced its new initiative, Mentoring in Parks and Rec: Connecting Communities, Cultivating Leaders.

WAHC 2020 Save the Date Announced

The 17th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will be held Oct. 14 to 16, 2020, at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston.

STMA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide and are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – confirmed its 2020 Board of Directors.

Third Class of American Hiking Society's NextGen Trail Leaders Announced

American Hiking Society announced the third class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing together rising stars in the outdoor community from across the country. Through American Hiking Society, NextGen Trail Leaders will speak out to elected officials and engage the millions-strong hiking community on the need to protect public lands and build more inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities.

Park Service Reduces Wildfire Risk in National Parks

National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director David Vela announced that the NPS successfully treated 230,308 acres of public land in fiscal 2019, helping to reduce wildfire risks in America's national parks and safeguarding nearby communities, natural resources and infrastructure.

ASBA Announces Publication of Running Tracks Manual

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the publication of Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual.

Survey: Majority of U.S. Adults Are Less Active in Winter

The large majority (86%) of U.S. adults say their physical activity level changes during the winter, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. More than half (58 percent) are less active, while slightly more than a quarter (27 percent) are more active.

Park & Conservation Organizations Applaud Grants for Parks in Disadvantaged Communities

The National Park Service announced the selection of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program grants for projects to develop brand new or improve existing parks in 18 economically disadvantaged, urbanized areas in 16 states.

JCC Association & The Union for Reform Judaism Aim to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

JCC Association of North America and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) announced a major new partnership to address immediate challenges facing the field of Jewish early childhood education and family engagement.

ASBA Announces Industry Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of awards of recognition presented in the industry.

National Fitness Foundation Aligns With IHRSA for NEYS Launch

The National Fitness Foundation, the official nonprofit of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, has announced IHRSA (The International Health, Racquet & Sportclub Association) as a sponsor of the National Endowment for Youth Sports Launch Reception.

National Park Foundation Receives $5 Million in 2020 Appropriations

The National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, will receive $5 million as authorized under the National Park Service Centennial Act (PL-114-289, Section 402).

ACSM Announces 2020 Fitness Trends

If you need some motivation to achieve your 2020 fitness goals, consider incorporating one or several of these new fitness trends from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). From wearable tech to fitness programming to health and wellness coaching, ACSM's annual fitness trend forecast can help.

ASBA Announces 2019 Game Changer Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual Game Changer awards.

Penn State Extension Offers Professional Development for the Green Industry

Green industry professionals are invited to join us for professional development and networking opportunities offered by Penn State Extension Jan. 6, 2020, at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa.

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

Updated Athletic Equality Index Shows Progress for LGBTQ Inclusivity

Athlete Ally released the updated version of its historic 2017 Athletic Equality Index (AEI), a first-of-its-kind ranking and reporting of the LGBTQ inclusiveness of all 65 member institutions of the NCAA's Power 5 conferences.

Corporate Support Elevates National Park Foundation Impact

From protecting America's national parks to connecting people to all they have to offer to engaging the next generation of national park champions, the National Park Foundation's corporate partners help make so much possible for the national parks community.

National Park Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Park Lands

The National Park Service (NPS) announced it is seeking the public's assistance to develop a list of national park lands that would benefit from new or increased access routes.

PHTA University Announces Upcoming Classes

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced its PHTA University 2019/2020 winter training schedule that includes in person courses across the country, instructor-led courses and 24/7/365 online self-paced courses.

People Look to Parks & Rec for Winter Cultural Celebrations

Four in five adults want their communities to hold cultural events and celebrations during the holidays that everyone can enjoy according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grants Available

The Coca-Cola Foundation and national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful announced that the application period for the 2020 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program is open through Dec. 31, 2019.

Rails-to-Trails Releases Latest Research on Trails' Impact in Wisconsin

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released the latest data about the health and economic benefits that trails deliver to the state of Wisconsin.

STMA Names 'Moving Patterns Contest' Winner

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – comprised of 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athletes' safety – named Andrew Miller, program advisor for the Brentsville High School (Nokesville, Va.) turfgrass management program, its seventh annual "Mowing Patterns Contest" winner.

PHTA Makes Education Updates

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance board of directors recently made determinations on PHTA education structure and course format plans for the future to address duplicate courses and certifications that came as a result of the unification of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).

WHO Says Majority of Adolescents Worldwide Are Not Sufficiently Physically Active

The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years.

PHTA Welcomes New VP of Education

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced the appointment of Mark C. Milroy, CAE as PHTA's vice president of education.

Keep American Beautiful Selects National Youth Advisory Council

Keep America Beautiful has selected 17 high school students from across the country to serve on its eighth national Youth Advisory Council over the course of the 2019/2020 school year.

YMCA Research Shows Young Americans Are Optimistic About Creating Change

A survey of 2,000 Americans (aged 18 to 38) found that 67% believe younger generations are more likely to be outspoken about the issues they support, and half of respondents believe younger generations are actually the ones driving positive change.

Urban Land Institute to Advise Kansas City on Equitable Parks

A group of nationally renowned land use, urban planning and resilience experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are making recommendations to Kansas City, Mo., on the creation of an equitable park system.

Step Into Swim Joins GivingTuesday Movement in 2019

In a push to create a million more swimmers and equip children with essential water safety skills, the Pool & Hot Tub Foundation's (PHTF) Step Into Swim program has joined #GivingTuesday, an international day of charitable giving that brings awareness to philanthropic causes and celebrates generosity worldwide.

STMA Announces 2019 'Field of the Year' Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional association for 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – awarded its 2019 Field of the Year winners.

IAAPA Inducts Attractions Industry Pioneers into Hall of Fame

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, inducted two global attractions industry legends — Frederick "Fred" Langford and Alberto Zamperla — into the IAAPA Hall of Fame.

IAAPA Recognizes Industry Leaders With Service, Young Professional Awards

IAAPA recognized the 2019 IAAPA Service Award winners and the 2019 Young Professional of the Year Award winner during the annual GM and Owners' Breakfast at IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla. The IAAPA Service Awards honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the global attractions industry.

Five Communities Earn 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the five communities chosen to receive the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors and elevates communities at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity and equity for all.

CMAHC Announces Changes to MAHC Update Process

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) has made changes to the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process, which is now underway.

Orthopaedic Surgeons Discuss Dangers of Sports Specialization

As sport specialization at the youth and high school levels becomes increasingly popular, parents, coaches and medical professionals are encouraged to understand and help prevent the risk of injury among young athletes.

Study: Students at More Than Half of California's High Schools Are at Risk of Injury

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) peer-reviewed scientific publication, finds that more than 47 percent of schools in California do not have an athletic trainer (AT), a health care professional who provides preventative services, emergency care, clinical assessment, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions, considered to be the gold standard of care according to the sports medicine community.

Program Helps Schools Address Students' Emotional, Mental Health Challenges

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators announced details of its new health. moves. minds. program, which launched nationwide in August after a successful pilot program from April through June 2019.

AOAP, Swim Angelfish Announce Partnership

The Association of Aquatic Professionals announced a partnership with Swim Angelfish, expanding the efforts of both organizations to provide a number of resources to aquatic professionals, enthusiasts and athletes in the aquatics field.

STMA Names 2020 'Innovative Award' Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – named its 2020 "Innovative Award" winners.

New ACE Specialist Program Prepares Exercise Pros to Help Those With Chronic Pain

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched the Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program, a new continuing education program that equips exercise professionals with the knowledge and tools to empower clients living with pain or chronic orthopedic-related conditions to return to their daily activities with restored confidence in movement.

IHRSA Releases 2019 Profiles of Success

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released its annual Industry Data Survey (IDS) results and the accompanying publication, IHRSA Profiles of Success. The report provides a detailed analysis of the annual performance of leading health and fitness clubs, including results in key metrics such as revenue, and membership growth and retention.

Urban Design Selected as New Stand-Alone Category for ASLA Awards

ASLA Professional and Student Awards in Urban Design will recognize projects that activate networks of spaces that mediate between social equity, economic viability, infrastructure, environmental stewardship and beautiful place-making in the public and private realm.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join Recycling Effort

Recycling innovation and partnership are themes of this year's America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national program that takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Club Sports Coaches Less Prepared for Medical Emergencies Than H.S. Coaches

The Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) scientific publication, released 'A Comparison of Emergency Preparedness Between High School Coaches and Club Sport Coaches and Exploring Coaches' Perceptions of Youth Sport Specialization: A Comparison of High School and Club Sport Context' as part of a special thematic issue focused on youth sport specialization.

Report Offers Solutions to Fund Waste Collection, Reduce Plastic Pollution

Ocean Conservancy, in partnership with the Trash Free Seas Alliance, of which Keep America Beautiful is a founding member, recently released the new "Plastics Policy Playbook: Strategies for a Plastic-Free Ocean." Based on desk-side research, in-country workshops and robust financial modeling, the report is an in-depth guide to some of the most impactful public- and private-sector interventions available to tackle plastic pollution.

People Look to Parks for Volunteer Opportunities

Four in five adults (80%) look to their local parks and recreation for family-friendly community volunteer opportunities, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll. Millennials lead the way in terms of their volunteerism (87%), compared to Gen Xers (81%) and baby boomers (76%).

Research Shows Investment in Walking & Biking Infrastructure Delivers Billions in Benefits

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released findings from "Active Transportation Transforms America," the nation's most comprehensive analysis of the quantifiable impact of trails, walking and biking on the places we live.

NRPA Begins Second Year of Service Initiative

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is partnering with CITGO Petroleum Corp., the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Forest Preserves of Cook County in Cook County, Ill., for the second year of its Heart Your Park Day of Service initiative.

Pediatricians Discuss Soccer Injuries & Prevention Techniques

Youth soccer is a tremendously popular year-round sport with many physical fitness benefits, but, as with any contact sport, it carries a risk of injury to players that should be discussed with the family pediatrician.

WWA Show Engages Waterpark & Aquatic Attendees

The 39th Annual Symposium & Trade Show, held October 7-10, 2019, was one of the best ever with more than 1,800 owners, operators, developers, suppliers and designers who traveled from 23 countries and 6 continents to be part of this once-a-year experience.

NSF/ANSI 50 Adds Requirements for Safety Flooring at Recreational Water Play Venues

NSF International is taking steps to make recreational splash parks and water venues safer. A new section of NSF/ANSI 50: Equipment and Chemicals for Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Other Recreational Water Facilities establishes minimum criteria for safety flooring at interactive water play venues.

STMA Announces 2019 'Sports Field Managers of the Year'

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) awarded the 2019 'Sports Field Managers of the Year' who demonstrate the hard work and passion needed to provide attractive and safe playing fields at all levels.

Tree Canopy Walk at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Drives Record Attendance

On Oct. 7, 2019, Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens celebrated its one-year anniversary since reopening to the public with an expansive new nature-play campus. With three new facilities surrounding the nation's longest tree canopy walk coursing through the 54-acre forest's orchards and groves and over a vernal pond, and 1.5 miles of ADA-accessible pathways, the Midland, Mich., destination has become an important local and national attraction.

Journal of Athletic Training Releases Issue Focused on Youth Sport Specialization

The Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) scientific publication, released a special thematic issue focused on youth sport specialization, an increasingly hot topic as it pertains to general and sports-specific physical health, effects on public health, psychosocial wellbeing and burnout.

ACE Expands Education Offerings

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) launched Health Coach Live Class, a real-time, virtual classroom experience designed to complement the ACE Health Coach Certification Study Program, improve the comprehension of learning materials, and prepare future health coaches for their first day on the job.

World Aquatic Health Conference Continues to Have Positive Impact

This year marked the 16th Annual WAHC and saw continued growth in education and networking for aquatic professionals.

NRPA Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) announced its new 2019–2020 Board of Directors. New to the board is Philip Wu, M.D., a retired pediatric obesity specialist from Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region.

SHAPE America Announces 2019 Impact School Grant Recipients

SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators and Gopher, announced the selection of five SHAPE America Impact School grant recipients as part of a partnership to improve existing health and physical education programs across the country.

Wheelin' and Dealin'

People and company news

Amplivox Introduces 96-Channel Wireless PA

AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced an upgraded version of its powerful Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus wireless portable PA system with a 96-channel wireless receiver. The new capability will help increase sound coverage and reduce wireless channel interference.

Kwik-Covers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2020 marks an important milestone for Kwik-Covers LLC -- it's been 20 years since the Kwik-Cover was created!

Civitas Named a Best Five Firm 'Putting the Public Back in Public Space'

National online news outlet Curbed recently selected five top U.S. design studios to profile, including Civitas, which tackled social justice issues in creating a newly beloved park for West Tampa, Fla.

Zodiac Announces Transition to the Fluidra Name

Following the July 2018 merger with Fluidra, S.A., Zodiac announced that the company will now be operating as Fluidra.

Fecon Introduces Low-Flow Mulcher Head

Fecon introduced a new low-flow mulcher head that is ideal for use with most standard skid steer loaders, Avant-type wheel loaders and other carriers that are able to provide 17-27 gpm of hydraulic flow, have enclosed cabs that can be properly protected with the appropriate polycarbonate guarding, and have the ability to carry the 1300-pound attachment.

Doosan Bobcat Announces Investment Dealer Trade-In Program

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced the launch of a new dealer program, Trade-ins Made Easy, the result of a strategic partnership between Bobcat Company, Doosan Financial Solutions and Sandhills Global.

Rain Bird Golf's New ICI+ Provides Integrated Course Control

Rain Bird's Golf Division is introducing a new integrated course control solution that makes it possible to install satellites and the company's popular IC System on the same wire path.

Ramuc Introduces New Ultra PRO 2000

Ramuc's Ultra PRO 2000 is a synthetic rubber pool paint formulated for commercial use on concrete or plaster pool surfaces.

Doosan Bobcat Completes Acquisition of BOB-CAT Mowers

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of the BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment from Schiller Grounds Care Inc.

AmpliVox Introduces Rechargeable Battery for Lecterns With Built-In PAs

AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced a new rechargeable battery that is compatible with its 150-watt Compact Amplifier, making it capable of powering built-in wireless PA systems built into many AmpliVox lecterns, including such popular models as the Multimedia Computer Lectern, Coventry Lectern, Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern, Executive Column Lectern and others.

Amplivox Mega Hailer Earns Awards

AmpliVox Sound Systems' Mega Hailer PA System has been recognized with two awards: 2019 Award of Excellence by Tech & Learning Magazine, and a 2019 Security Solution Award Runner Up by Security Sales & Integration Magazine.

QubicaAMF Introduces New Partneship

QubicaAMF Worldwide, the largest bowling products company in the world, announced that the Qubica legacy partners acquired full ownership of QubicaAMF.

Vortex International Opens New Headquarters

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a manufacturer and world leader in water attractions, has relocated to larger offices in the same Montreal community of Pointe-Claire to expand its manufacturing capabilities.

Designated Space for Student Gamers Important in Design

When baby boomers left home for college, they were sternly warned by their parents not to waste time playing cards in the student union. Today, children of the gen X generation leave their homes completely wired for technology, packing up their PS4s and an average of seven devices and expect to be able to continue their gaming and online activities while away at school.

Maryland Horsemen's Health System Joins With HeadCheck Health

MedStar Health, in conjunction with Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund (DJHWF), and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (MTHA), announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health to launch an industry-specific electronic injury tracking system with a focus on optimizing concussion safety and medical care at racetracks.

Genesis Hosts Record-Breaking International Attendance

Genesis, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, broke pre-conference schools and attendance records at the 2019 International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo.

LG Commercial Display Technologies Amplify Engagement at Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness has named LG Business Solutions USA as the preferred commercial display vendor for the more than 2,800 Anytime Fitness franchise locations in the United States.

The Abs Company Signs 100 Club Deal for Booty Coaster

The Abs Company, manufacturer of core-based functional training equipment, announced that it has entered into a global partnership with World Gym Taiwan.

WhiteWater Announces Brass Ring for Tailspin at Whirln' Water Adventure Waterpark

WhiteWater received an IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Tailspin in the Best New Product: Water Park Ride/Attraction category.

SLG Introduces Sparta Sports Light

Spring Lighting Group, a veteran OEM luminaire manufacturer which has been producing an extensive line of popular, specification-grade LED luminaires under the 'SLG' brand for several years, announced the introduction of its new Sparta Sports Light.

Augmented Wall Climbing Game Platform Can Now Be Controlled With Shadows

Valo Motion from Finland released a new puzzle-based multiplayer game for its augmented wall climbing game platform.

Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium Selects Baron Threat Net

Baron, a leading provider of critical weather solutions, announced that the Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium has chosen Baron Threat Net active weather monitoring and forecasting tools to promote stadium safety.

Natare Provides New Headwall for Brantford, Ontario Aquatic Centre

Natare Corp., along with Canadian partner Austin Carroll Pool Construction Ltd., recently provided a stainless steel headwall to assist the multi-faceted Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre with FINA compliancy.

WhiteWater's Spinning Rapids Ride Recognized With Brass Ring Award

WhiteWater, leading global designer and manufacturer of park attractions, was recognized by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) with a Brass Ring Award for Spinning Rapids Ride in the Best New Product category.

Doosan Bobcat to Acquire BOB-CAT Mowers

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced plans to acquire the assets of the BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan brands of ground care equipment from Schiller Grounds Care Inc.

Life Fitness Introduces On-Demand Workout Classes for Cardio Products

Life Fitness announced the debut of Life Fitness On Demand, an innovative and growing library of digital classes available exclusively on the touchscreens of Life Fitness premium cardio products.

Scranton Products Included at Newly Renovated Syracuse Hockey Arena

The Syracuse Crunch hockey team's War Memorial Arena's Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y., recently completed an $8.5 million transformation designed to enhance fan experiences with luxury amenities.

WhisperFloXFVS - 5HP Pump Recognized as Best New Product

Pentair announced that its brand-new WhisperFloXF VS 5HP commercial variable speed pool pump was named Best New Equipment Pad Product at the International Pool & Spa Patio Expo.

Goric Playgrounds Releases New Products

Goric Playgrounds, specialists in the design and marketing of innovative children's playground equipment for public spaces, rolled out several new products at the annual ASLA Conference in San Diego.

WhiteWater Announces Brass Ring Award for Over/Under

WhiteWater received a Brass Ring Award from IAAPA for the Over/Under in the Best New Product: Water Park Ride/Attraction category at the recent.

John Deere Upgrades Small-Frame G-Series Skid Steers & Compact Track Loaders

John Deere enhanced its lineup of five small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, providing operators with even more power and efficiency on the job site.

Weigl, Avolites Collaborate on Dollywood's Wildwood Grove Installation

Avolites and Weigl recently partnered on The Wildwood Tree, a unique installation located within Wildwood Grove at Dollywood. Designed and built by LifeFormations, with creative from The Imagination House, the centerpiece of this new land is majestic and unlike any other tree in the world.

TRX Sets New Standard in Myofascial Release

TRX, a leader in functional training equipment, content and app-based technology, has launched the TRX Rocker, an innovation in traditional foam roller design.

Bio-Based Pavement Rejuvenator Helps Parks & Rec Reduce Maintenance Costs

Coast Pavement Services announced the availability of RePlay biobased pavement rejuvenator to parks and recreation agencies throughout Oregon and Washington.

Highmark Interactive Brings 'EQ Brain Performance' to NHL Alumni

Highmark Interactive (Highmark) and the NHL Alumni Association (NHLAA) announced a multi-year partnership that makes Highmark the Official Neurological Assessment Tool of the NHLAA.

Pear Sports Awarded Contract to Work on Air Force Fitness

PEAR Sports, creator of the PEAR Health & Fitness Platform that delivers digital smart coaching technology, announced it was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract to investigate how the PEAR Coaching Platform can be used to solve some of the Air Force fitness readiness challenges.

New Louisville Stadium Installs SubAir Sport System

When the new 11,000-plus-seat Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Ky., opens next year, it will have two new occupants: The Louisville City Football Club of the USL Championship soccer league and a state-of-the-art SubAir Sport System.

S.R.Smith Acquires Pool Energy-Saving Product Operations

S.R. Smith LLC, a leading manufacturer of swimming pool deck equipment, lighting and access products, headquartered in Canby, Ore., announced the acquisition of Sunbather Pty Ltd of Melbourne, Australia.

Adventure Golf Services Introduces RollOut Mini Golf

Adventure Golf Services (AGS) is introducing RollOut Mini Golf – a portable set of miniature golf holes specifically designed for those who may wish to travel with a miniature golf course or install one temporarily.

Atlas Business Solutions Showcases Staff Scheduling Software

Atlas Business Solutions Inc., recently announced the release of an updated mobile app and an optional manager dashboard for its staff scheduling software, ScheduleAnywhere.

Octane Trifecta Provides New HIIT Experience

Nautilus Inc. announced that Octane Fitness is presenting fitness facilities and exercisers with a new cardio package that adds variety and motivation for small group training, HIIT, circuit workouts and more.

Natare Pool Chosen for Western Australian Indigenous Community

Natare Corporation with its Australian partner, State Wide Services Australia Pty Ltd, was selected as the pool construction system of choice for Kalumburu community's long-awaited swimming pool.

High School's Fans Ready to Cheer With Added Comfort

Portable toilets are convenient, but they are not a long-term solution. Those cheering on the Panthers at Quakertown High School's QNB Bank Field in Pennsylvania lived this, especially while standing in lines during games.

Big Screen Makes Interactive Trampoline Games More Immersive

The creator of sports and games of the future, Valo Motion from Finland, will introduce a brand new model for their trampoline game platform ValoJump. ValoJumpers all over the world can soon experience ValoJump games on a huge 86-inch display.

GameTime Provides Up to $2 Million in Matching Funds for California Play & Recreation

GameTime announced the funding recipients of the 2019 California Park and Recreation Society's State-Wide Healthy Play Initiative. This is the third year for the funding and educational partnership between the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS), GameTime and PlayCore.

John Deere Releases New Grade Control Level Best Box Blades

Helping compact equipment operators improve productivity and machine versatility, John Deere added three new models, the PD-72 inch (1,829 mm), PD-84 inch (2,134 mm) and PD-96 inch (2,438 mm), to its referral attachments line from the leading manufacturer of grading attachments, Level Best.

Vortex International Wins 2nd WWA Leading Edge Award

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a manufacturer and world leader in water attractions, received a Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association at its Annual Symposium & Trade Show, the water leisure industry's most popular marketplace. This is Vortex’s second time winning a Leading Edge Award.

Winslow Twsp H.S. Gym & Stadium Upgrade With Biamp's Community Loudspeakers

JD Sound & Video has installed sound systems for both the outdoor stadium and indoor gymnasium of Winslow Township High School (WTHS) using Biamp's Community R SERIES loudspeakers.

Water Tech Team Marches to Cure Cancer

Water Tech Corp., manufacturer of well-known Pool Baster battery-operated pool cleaners, sent the "I Pink I Can" team to their local New Jersey Breast Cancer Walk in October.

Ramuc Introduces New Epoxy for Painting Slides

RAMUC's EP epoxy pool coating provides unsurpassed protection to previously painted epoxy or unpainted surfaces, making it an ideal choice when renovating pool slides. This coating provides a high gloss, tile-like finish that is both abrasion and chemical-resistant.

Water Odyssey Introduces Mushroom Maze

Water Odyssey introduces its Mushroom Maze spray feature for splashpads. The Mushroom Maze emits a crystal clear sheet of water.

Draper Introduces Smaller, Quiet Gym Divider

Gym divider curtains are a good way to create multiple spaces in athletic facilities. Sometimes traditional gym curtains don't work, and a smaller, quieter, and more sleek solution is required.

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