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  November 2012 
Work Your Turf
Aeration, Overseeding Can Help Turfgrass After Drought

The drought of 2012 was brutal in many locations, and your turf might be feeling the effects. Learn what you need to do now to help rejuvenate your turf.


  October 2012 
Keep the Speed on Ice
Skatetown
Roseville, Calif.

A Sacramento ice rink relies on a unique traffic solution to keep speeding traffic under control.

Halloween Hauntings
Bennett's Curse
Jessup, Md.

Bennett's Curse in Jessup, Md., has been named one of the best haunted houses in the country and has been featured on the Travel Channel. To get all of their frightful attractions under one roof, owners turned to a unique building solution.


  September 2012 
Smart Technology

RFID wristbands have been implemented at Hersheypark to improve customer convenience and satisfaction, as well as boost profits at the park.


  August 2012 
A Miracle for Joplin
New Playgrounds Set Up at Cunningham Park

Nearly a year after a devastating tornado ploughed through Joplin, Mo., replacement playgrounds are making their way, thanks to the help of volunteers and a dedicated playground manufacturer.


  July 2012 
Need Energy? Make Your Own
YMCA of the North Shore Saves Resources, Operating Costs with Co-Generation

Fitness facilities can get a boost when they engage in cogeneration solutions to power their facilities. Learn how a YMCA has taken advantage of this technology to reduce its operating expenditures.

Boost Your RWI Knowledge
New Course, Handbook Help Aqua Pros Prevent Problems

Aquatic facility managers must stay on top of the latest news and tools to fight the good fight against recreational water illnesses. The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has some new resources available to help you meet these challenges head on.


  June 2012 
Camp Trends
A Look at Trends in Camps, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Camps, campgrounds and RV parks are a unique breed among recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Learn about how these facilities are adding programs and amenities over the next few years, as well as other trends.


  May 2012 
Heavy-Duty Fixtures

At the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., designers found an aesthetically pleasing solution for restrooms that can withstand the abuse of sports fans.

Research Covers Trends in Shared Use

Joint use agreements are recommended to help communities stay active after school. Active Living recently overviewed some of the current trends in these agreements.


  April 2012 
Cleaning the Water, Clearing the Air
How UV Water Treatment Improves Water and Air Quality

UV treatment is a great way to sanitize your pool's water, but it also helps improve air quality around swimming pools—especially indoors. This article explores the use of UV treatment in pools to help improve water and air quality.

Kids Just Want to Have Fun

In a recent survey, 84 percent of kids said they either quit or wanted to quit playing sports, mostly because they weren't having fun. We look at some of the other troubling numbers, and talk with an expert about how to bring back the fun and engage kids in sports.


  March 2012 
Mother Nature's Marathon

When Mother Nature almost put a stop to a Vermont marathon, planners made quick, smart adjustments to ensure runners would get their chance to shine.

Parks Reach Out to Disabled Vets & Soldiers

U.S. Paralympics selected the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces. Find out how these programs are making a difference.


  February 2012 
Recreation Careers
Drilling Down

In the issue, our expert columnist takes a look at streamlining the path to a graduate assistantship in recreation. In this Web-exclusive companion to that story, we provide an overview of the skills required to move ahead in such a career.

Memories & Dreams
A Playground Comes to Tucson

A little more than a year has passed since Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head. Also in attendance at the meeting with constituents was 9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green, who was shot and killed as she stood in line to meet Giffords. Now, Tucson children have a new place to play, and to honor Christina.


  January 2012 
Operations & Maintenance: Locker Rooms
Quality Materials, Security Improve Locker Room, Restroom Upkeep

Locker rooms are a crucial aspect of the facilities they serve, but they can also present maintenance challenges. Getting it right in the first place, with proper materials and designs that take security into account, will help smooth the process.

Cool It Down
Indiana State University Saves on Cooling Towers

One of the areas where overhead can be contained or reduced is in the operation of the chilled water systems that support air conditioning throughout college campuses, specifically the cooling towers.