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inPERSPECTIVE / SURFACES

Eye on Safety
>> New Standard Established for Aquatic Safety Surfaces

Guest Column - November 2019

To ensure you are doing all you can to promote safety and effective pool operations, it is wise to focus on standards for equipment, like the new NSF/ANSI 50 standard, which covers aquatic safety surfaces.

A Splashing Good Time

Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play

Supplement Feature - October 2019

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

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Celebrating 20 Years of Recreation, Sports & Fitness

Feature Article - September 2019

Celebrating 20 years of Recreation Management, we talked to experts from multiple fields about what's changed in recreation, sports and fitness over the past two decades—and what changes might be coming down the pike.

In Perspective / INCLUSION

Activities for Those With Visual & Auditory Impairments

Guest Column - September 2019

Providing activities for individuals with visual and auditory impairments is important to your inclusion strategy. Here’s a wide range of ideas to get you started.

Splash Play Area Boosts Inclusion, Community

Web Exclusive - September 2019

When the city of Morehead, Ky., was forced to close a city pool, it replaced the facility with a splash play facility designed to serve the entire community.

Fitness

Build Community With Inclusive Outdoor Fitness

Guest Column - July 2019

As one of the most inclusive amenities for public spaces, outdoor fitness equipment has greatly evolved over the past decade and now provides a vast range of activities for users of nearly every age and fitness level.

Expanding Access

Inclusion & Diversity Outreach Boosts Participation

Feature Article - February 2019

Access to parks and recreation—both places and programs—can improve a community’s health and cohesiveness. Here, we take a closer look at how park districts across the country are expanding access through outreach to underserved audiences.

Special Olympics

50 Years of the Special Olympics

Guest Column - November 2018

Walk back with us through the history of the Special Olympics, and consider how to move the movement forward.

Looking Beyond Physical Limits

Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Feature Article - February 2018

Much of the focus of inclusion efforts in parks and rec, sports and fitness facilities has been placed on physical disabilities, but developmental disabilities are just as common and also may require a unique approach. So how do you ensure everyone can be included?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks

Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

Feature Article - September 2017

Social equity has long been a goal for parks and recreation professionals. Here, we talk to some experts to learn some best practices for ensuring everyone has a voice and can participate.