Indoor pools mean swimmers can enjoy fun and fitness in the water all year long, but if you're not on top of air and water maintenance, the experience can quickly turn negative. Learn more about how to maintain good air and water quality.
Amid the pandemic, many parks experienced greater numbers of visitors than ever, leaving many to contemplate smart ways to upgrade. Safe and clean restrooms provide an essential amenity, ensuring guests stick around longer and are more likely to return.
When the pandemic forced most gyms to shut down or reduce capacity, many members took their workouts to the great outdoors. As a result, outdoor fitness, which was already seeing a boom, has really taken off.
As construction of new indoor and outdoor aquatic parks again ramps up, park designers are seeing clients opt to go bigger and better using the latest product innovations to create more exciting, more active and more intergenerational parks.
Parks departments have an opportunity to step up and contribute to the health and success of their communities. Through new park approaches that adapt to the needs and realities of a post-COVID world and emphasize sustainability and inclusion, park designers are creating spaces that will serve more people, more effectively, well into the future.
If you want to ensure your park district or department can expand its reach as far as possible, partnering with outside organizations is one path to success. Creating park foundations and friends groups is a smart way to do more with less.
Dog parks have been among the fastest-growing amenities in parks for the past decade or more, and the pandemic has only further emphasized that people need an outdoor place to take their pets (and themselves) for exercise and socialization. But setting up a dog park isn’t as simple as fencing off an area and letting the pooches play.
Bringing people together for sports and activities is all part of the day's work, but in the midst of a pandemic, it can be tricky to figure out what's safest. Here, we talked to some experts to find out the ideal practices for socially distant sports.
If your facility plays host to events of any kind, from summertime street fests to breakfasts with Santa Claus, then the pandemic has likely wreaked havoc on your current plans. Learn more about planning amidst these challenging times.