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Georgia State Park Celebrates Its Dark Sky Status

In December, Georgia saw one of its state parks designated as a Gold-Tier International Dark-Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. Stephen C. Foster State Park joins Big Bend National Park in Texas and Death Valley National Park in Nevada as one of the best places in the world for contemplating the cosmos.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

  • 2017 AOAP 6th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 6 to 9 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., Presented by The Association of Aquatic Professionals (
  • ACA 2017 National Conference, Feb. 21 to 24 in Albuquerque, N.M., Presented by the American Camp Association (
  • CPRS Conference & Expo, Feb. 28 to March 3 in Sacramento, Calif. Presented by the California Park & Recreation Society (


Study Reveals Consumers' Favorite Fitness Brands

A new study by Market Force Information found that consumers prefer their local YMCA or YWCA over all other national gym chains, and many gym-goers are planning to switch gyms in the next three months.

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Researchers: U.S. Professional Societies Add Climate Change to Education, Outreach

Most urban-focused professional societies in the United States are educating their members on climate change issues, but few have adopted a holistic approach that includes adaptation, mitigation and the explicit recognition of social justice implications, according to a new report commissioned by The Kresge Foundation.

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Master Pools Guild Continues Step Into Swim Support

The Master Pools Guild has donated $40,000 to the National Swimming Pool Foundation's Step Into Swim Campaign, which teaches the lifesaving skill of swimming.

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Deloitte Highlights Sports Industry Trends for 2017

Deloitte's sports professionals predict that innovation and disruption will dominate 2017, in a study of issues and opportunities likely to be top of mind this year for sports executives.

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Solar Water Heating an Option for Fitness, Recreation Facilities

To lower utility bills and achieve a reduced carbon footprint, multitenant property owners are increasingly turning to the sun for solar water heating.

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Setting the Natural Light 'Gold Standard'

If you want your facility to maximize patron comfort and minimize costs for lighting, relying on natural light is key.

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Light It Up: McEuen Park in Couer D'Alene, Idaho

Creating a fabulous centerpiece for this park meant investing in a smart strategy for lighting it up at night.

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Down to the Wire: The Latest Trends in Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound

While the team plays and spectators look on, there's a whole host of behind-the-scenes technology making the game go.

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Bring the Outside In: Hempfield Recreation Center in Landisville, Pa.

When the Hempfield Recreation Center in Landisville, Pa., needed to improve its operations, it went with a solution that would improve maintenance while decreasing the center's operating expenses.

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Lighten Up: Ballfields, Pools Get a Boost With LEDs

Lighting swimming pools and sports fields has become a lot more economical with the introduction of LEDs.

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Free Webinar: Improving Water Treatment at Aquatic Facilities
With UV

Feb. 28, 2017, 2 p.m. EST

Maintaining water quality is crucial to aquatic operations, which is just one reason why the Model Aquatic Health Code recommends a secondary line of water treatment, such as UV. Used alongside more traditional chlorine treatment systems, UV systems are an effective solution to help maintain water quality. And because they're so effective at maintaining water quality, UV systems will help reduce the need for chemicals in your pool, helping streamline your operations so you save resources. In addition, UV systems can help remove chloramines, which can be harmful to swimmers' health and your facility. This webinar will examine the benefits and effectiveness of UV systems for commercial aquatic facilities. From an overview to specific examples of installations from across the country, we'll look more closely at more effectively treating water in pools, spraygrounds and waterparks.

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