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New Active Transportation Program Aims to Boost Health & Environment

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and ecoAmerica have joined forces on a new active transportation program to help support the health of Americans and the climate. The partnership will combine ACSM's vision to promote active transportation and related health co-benefits with ecoAmerica's Climate for Health program.

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NSPF CEO Tom Lachocki to Retire in 2019

Having served as the CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation since 2003, Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D., has announced his plan to retire in 2019.

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Local Park Agencies' Out-of-School Time Programs Are Leading Child-Care Providers

According to a recent report published by the National Recreation and Park Association, the majority (84 percent) of local park and recreation agencies offer summer camps, more than half (55 percent) offer after-school programming, and more than a fifth (21 percent) offer before-school care.

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New Data: Nearly One in Six Young People Has Obesity

Nationwide, 15.8 percent of young people ages 10 to 17 have obesity, according to the newest national data. Mississippi has the highest youth obesity rate, at 26.1 percent, while Utah has the lowest, at 8.7 percent.

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STMA Kicks Off 'Mowing Patterns Contest'

Sports Turf Managers Association kicked off its sixth annual Mowing Patterns Contest.

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Prepare to Connect at 71st Annual CPRS Conference & Expo

Registration is open for the 2019 CPRS Conference & Expo being held in Sacramento, March 19 to 22.

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Pool Disinfection

Pool Disinfection

According to our Industry Report survey of aquatics respondents, chlorination systems are used by nearly eight in 10 (79.4 percent) respondents. Tablet chlorination was used by 33.5 percent, and 8.4 percent said they use salt chlorine generators. Another 11.5 percent of respondents said they are currently using a bromination system.

Regarding filtration, the most commonly used form of filtration was a sand filter, used by nearly two-thirds (65.7 percent) of respondents. Another 17.4 percent said they use D.E. (diatomaceous earth) filters, and 9.5 percent said they use a regenerative media filter.

When asked whether they employ secondary forms of disinfection on their pools, 32.7 percent of aquatics respondents said yes. Some 26.3 percent of respondents said they currently use UV systems, and 4.5 percent use ozone systems. Another 1.9 percent said they use another form of secondary disinfection.

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Greener Than Ever: The Latest Trends in Grounds & Turf Management

From greener practices to smarter use of turfgrass and other plants, grounds managers are on the cutting edge, wisely using resources to provide more effective and efficient sites and sports fields.

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What's Under Foot?

After the city of Blue Springs, Mo., purchased a building to renovate and transform into a state-of-the-art recreational fieldhouse, one of the top goals was to install new flooring.

For more information, read What's Under Foot?.

The Multi-Faceted Value of Play

In recent years, unstructured play has often lost out to more structured educational time. But parents and leaders are pushing back, recognizing the myriad benefits that play can deliver.

For more information, read The Multi-Faceted Value of Play.

Taking the Field

With a popular program providing sports clubs, competition and just plain fun to a diverse audience of students, UT Austin updated its facilities to accommodate even more opportunity.

For more information, read Taking the Field.

Building Bodies, Building Awareness

Shane's Inspiration has built accessible playgrounds throughout the Los Angeles area, but it also goes one step further, by introducing programs that get kids of all abilities to play together.

For more information, read Building Bodies, Building Awareness.


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