Matching articles for Waterfront: 20
Feature Article - March 2017
If your community has a waterfront—whether along a river or lakefront, an abandoned quarry or a beach—you've got the ability to develop an amenity that will draw visitors for some passive and active recreation.
Facility Profile - February 2017
A new design for this beachfront park along Lake Michigan preserves sightlines along the lakeshore, along with the ecology of the site, while providing visitors access to the beach.
Facility Profile - October 2016
With its views of Lake Michigan, Northwestern University's Sailing Center provides a boatload of boating opportunities, and fits right into the landscape.
Facility Profile - September 2016
When this popular water resort wanted to boost the fun, they turned to an inflatable obstacle course.
Problem Solver - August 2016
Not everyone who visits your park will be familiar with rowing a canoe, though, so if you really want to maximize your attraction, be sure to include pedal boats as a simple, safe alternative.
In addition, you need to know your audience. If you want to create a broad appeal, you'll need to create three types of zones: shallow, deep and passive. The shallow zone is perfect for younger kids, as well as swimmers with limited ability. A deep zone will include thrilling pieces for climbing, bouncing and sliding, and will attract teens and adults. A passive zone can feature floating mats and platforms, in addition to pieces with shade so folks can get out of the sun.
Feature Article - April 2016
Providing a range of recreational options can bring in revenue and boost excitement in the community. From riverfront parks to reclaimed lakes to manmade family aquatic centers, what are some ideas for transforming a source of water into a source of Wow!
Problem Solver - August 2015
Within the water, you'll want to create shallow and deep water zones to allow swimmers of all abilities to enjoy the water. The shallow zones can offer a variety of floats, mats and low-profile slides so less proficient swimmers can climb and play, and adults can relax. Deeper water can incorporate sports parks using inflatables as well as higher-profile slides to provide entertainment to more advanced swimmers, as well as teens and adults.
Facility Profile - May 2015
When this lakefront attraction wanted to boost attendance and create some excitement, they turned to a partner who could turn their waterfront into an aquatic park.
Feature Article - March 2015
If you have water, whether a lake, a river or the ocean, in your back yard, then you've got a natural amenity that can attract visitors from near and far. But first, you have to know how to develop that space.