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Water, Water Everywhere

Designing Flexible Pools

Supplement Feature - February 2017

Swimming pools have come a long way from the expected rectangles of the past. Nowadays, aquatic designers take flexibility into account and design aquatic facilities that offer myriad options for programming, competition and recreation.


Renovation Solutions for Indoor Pools

Guest Column - February 2017

When your indoor pool begins to show signs of its age, it's time to consider your renovation options. The good news is that there are cost-effective approaches to making your pool like-new again without starting over from scratch.


Nature on the Waterfront
Rosewood Beach in Highland Park, Ill.

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.

Coming of Age

Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults

Feature Article - January 2017

There's been a wave of facilities and programs designed to suit the needs of older adults who want to stay active beyond their middle years. This story takes a look at how things are shaping up for facilities looking to meet the needs of this audience.

2016 State of the Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2016

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Design Your Niche

Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches

Feature Article - May 2016

While cardio floors, weight areas and group fitness rooms are part and parcel of most fitness facilities, there are many niches that come and go as trends change. Here's how to design a facility that can roll with the changes.

Destination for Sports

Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities

Feature Article - May 2016

Most municipalities are home to a ballfield or two, but some parks districts and departments go above and beyond to create sports parks that are true destinations, able to host pick-up games as well as tournaments.

Building Bridges

The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities

Feature Article - May 2016

In the past several years, more and more recreation, sports and fitness facilities are being designed in concert with healthcare facilities, providing people a way to transition through recovery to a life a wellness.

Aquatic Evolution

Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

Feature Article - May 2016

Once upon a time, an outdoor pool was a simple rectangle with maybe a diving board or two. These days, outdoor aquatics provide a far more complex experience, pleasing patrons of all ages and abilities.

Changing the Landscape

Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

Feature Article - May 2016

Sustainable site design means different things in different environments. This feature will consider some of the important ways sustainable design is affecting parks and sites in different areas.