April 2024 Issue


The ForgeThe Spirit of Adventure 

The Inside Scoop on Climbing, Ninja & Challenge Courses
There are many ways to quench your guests’ thirst for adventure and challenge. Add climbing and bouldering walls, ninja courses and challenge courses to help them test their limits. 

Action Floor SystemsFinding Your Footing

Innovations in Sports & Fitness Surfaces
Selecting the right surface for indoor sports and fitness activities can make all the difference, providing a pleasant aesthetic while improving safety and performance for guests and athletes. Learn more about how to select indoor surfaces to meet a variety of needs. 

YMCAAn Ounce of Prevention

Proactive Aquatic Maintenance Practices
Best practices in aquatic facility maintenance serve as the proverbial ounce of prevention, preventing pool shutdowns and other extreme measures. Learn more about the best ways to keep your pool in tiptop shape.

CorbinRead the Signs

Trends in Signage & Wayfinding 
Signage for your facility can serve myriad purposes, from providing education and information to helping visitors orient themselves and find their way. Learn more about the latest in sign design strategies.

James SteinkampfGo Green, Save Green

Designers Take Different Paths to Eco-Friendly Facilities
For many recreational facilities, environmentally friendly design goes hand-in-hand with a positive marketing message and budget-saving strategies. Learn more about how facilities are growing sustainability. 


inPERSPECTIVE / PLAYGROUNDS: Moving Community Forward on Inclusivity

Inclusive play spaces continue to make strides, reaching out to meet the needs of a wider range of people than ever.

inSERVICE: The Connection Between Recreation & Healing

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association empowers its members to help people heal and be well with recreation. 

Web Exclusives

Embrace LinkedIn on Your Career Path

For students in recreation and sports programs, LinkedIn should be a regular part of the social media rotation. Here are ideas on enhancing your profile and maintaining a presence.

Farmington Hills, Mich., Recognized for Innovative Programming

The City of Farmington Hills’ “Rock Around the Hawk” program, providing immersive recreation for toddlers and preschool children and their caregivers, was recently recognized for innovation.

From the Editor's Desk

Of Fools & Flowers 

Don’t be a fool this April. Take action to make your facility more sustainable.

Digital Edition