Issue Archives
January 2012
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All Together Now
New Code Aims at Standards for Nation's Pools
Getting the Most From Your Dog Park
Play Areas for Pooches Provide Gateways to Greater Gain
Likes, And Tweets, And Shares, Oh My!
Getting on Board With Social Media Marketing

A Park Reborn Callaghan Park in Watsonville, Calif.

The Evolution of Public Skateparks
Don't Let Budget Problems Dampen Your Aquatics Program
Intramural Sports Programs 
The Collegiate Intramural Experience: Times They Are a-Changin'

Grounds & Landscaping Products
Shelters & Building Structures
New Product Ideas
Literature Showcase
February 2012
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The ABCs of Aquatic Design
An Alphabetical Stroll Through the Latest Trends
Dive in for Healthier Bodies & Minds
Wellness Programming for Aquatic Facilities
Roll With the Changes
What Aquatic Facility Managers Need to Know About ADA, VGB and More
Bring On the Action!
Easy Steps to Introduce Action Sports to Your Community
Greener Grass Awaits
Environmental & Fiscal Responsibility Team Up in Synthetic Turf
Operations & Maintenance: Fitness Facilities
Formula for Fitness Facilities

Senior Recreation Center
Creative Outlets West Flamingo Center for Active Adults in Las Vegas
Sports Facility
Top Training Total Athlete Indoor Training Center in Triadelphia, West Virginia

Recreation Careers 
Shortcut: Defining a Standard for Graduate Assistants
A Seasoned Approach to Playground Safety
Keeping Kids Safe in Every Season

Fitness & Exercise Equipment
Adventure Sports Products
Playground Equipment
New Product Ideas
March 2012
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Fit for All Ages
Reaching New Demographics Through Targeted Fitness Programming
Safe and Secure
Balancing Safety and Fun on the Playground
Gathering a Community
Planning Community Gardens and More
Maintenance & Operations: Turf Management
Sustainable Turf Management
An Organic Systems-Based Approach

Sports Facilities
A Community Gets Active Allen Fields in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Design Corner 
Driven by Demographics
Student Activity Center Design Must Consider All Constituencies
Splashpads Get Greener
Innovative Systems Reuse & Replenish Every Splash
Field Maintenance 
No Snow?
Consequences of a Nearly Snow-Free Winter on Ballfields

Pool, Aquatic & Waterpark Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
April 2012
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Sustaining Excellence
New & Improved Landscape Design for Today's Parks
Go Play!
Vibrant Colors, Exciting Layouts Capture Interest
Site Spectacular
Finding the Right Park Furnishings
Forecast: Showers of Fun
Spraygrounds, From New to Tried-and-True
Reaching New Heights
The Evolution of Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Cabin Fever
Tips & Trends in Today's Youth Camps & Day Camps
Maintenance & Operations
Don't Reinvent the Wheel
Follow LEED Practices to Green Your Cleaning

Imagine This
The Imagination Learning Park at The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, Conn.

Sports Surfaces 
Serve a Winning Court
Tennis Surface Innovations
Design Corner 
Success Breeds Success
The Evolution of a Student Center
Youth Sports 
Play Smart, Play Safe
Treating & Preventing Concussions in Youth Athletes

Dog Park Equipment
Waterfront & Marina Products
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2012
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Changing Places
The Ever-Changing Locker Room Goes Modern
Tenth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards
Innovations Abound

Keep an Eye on Your Pool
The Case for Phosphate Control in Swimming Pools
Accessing Play
Take It Outside
Bringing Indoor Fitness Outdoors

Indoor Sports Surfaces
Gym & Rec Center Components
New Product Ideas
June 2012
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2012 State of the Managed Recreation Industry
A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities
Regional Information
A Look at Regional Trends
A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities
Parks & Recreation
A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation
Colleges & Universities
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities
Schools & School Districts
A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts
Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
July 2012
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Beyond Fitness
The Evolution of Multipurpose Facility Design
A Wealth of Options
Getting Programming Right for Multipurpose Facilities
Wet Your Whistle
Improving Aquatic Safety and Aquatic Management
Maintenance & Operations: Playgrounds
Playgrounds and Sense of Place
In the Money
Our Fifth Annual Salary Survey

Enduring Signs Various Locations
Dog Parks
Waste Not, Want Not Various Locations in Aurora, Colo

The Value of Play
Developing Meaningful Play Opportunities Through Research
Design Corner 
Restored Ecology as Park Design Inspiration

Playground Safety Products
Rehabilitation & Disability Products
Locker Rooms Products
New Product Ideas
Web Site Showcase
August 2012
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Be Safe: Risk Management in Recreation
September 2012
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A Court for Every Need
Improve Playability, Longevity Maintenance & More
Protect & Serve
Playground Safety Starts With the Surface
Top Shape
Keep Turf in Peak Playing Condition
Thrills and Spills
New Waves, New Technologies in Waterparks
Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green
The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures
Trash To Treasure
Transforming Brownfields Into Playing Fields and Parks
Maintenance & Operations: Fitness Facilities
Green in the Gym

From Eyesore to Eye-Catching River Bend Community Park in St. Charles, Ill.

Design Corner 
Build Pride and Performance
A Dynamic Formula for Successful Recreational Facilities
Foodservice & Concessions 
Hot New Food Trends
Step Into Swim: Getting Everyone Into the Pool

Bleachers & Seating
Outdoor Sports Equipment
New Product Ideas
October 2012
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Are You Covered?
Shelter & Shade Trends, From Sun Protection to Customization
Sustainable Landscape Design
Lighting the Way
Innovations & Applications of LED Scoreboards & Sports Field Lighting
Maintenance & Operations: Synthetic Turf
Beyond the Basics
Synthetic Turf Fields Have Come a Long Way

Beyond Expectations AquaVenture Waterpark in Norfolk, Neb.
What's in a Name? Woodruff Park in Atlanta, Ga.
Park & Pool
A Playful Makeover Kandle Park & Pool in Tacoma, Wash.

Step Into Swim: Getting Everyone Into the Pool, Part 2
Active Aging 
10 Trends Changing the Face of the Fitness Industry
New Sources of Revenue for Entertainment Facilities

Lighting & Scoreboards
New Product Ideas
NRPA Showcase
Trade Show In Print
November 2012
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Finding the Way to Play
Trends on the Playground
Fitness Gets Personal
Find Your Niche(s) and Stand Out
Changes Are Coming to ADA
New Regulation Standards Expected for Campgrounds, Parks & Beaches
Maintenance & Operations: Spraygrounds
Playing With Water
Sprayground Operations

Row Your Boats
Anacostia Boathouse in Washington, D.C.

Design Corner 
Form & Function
The Changing Nature of Multi-Use Facilities
Beat the Heater
Upgrading Aquatic Facility Heaters to Reduce Costs

Restroom Structures & Buildings
Outdoor Sports Surfaces & Turf
New Product Ideas