February 2023 Issue


Home-Field Advantages

The Art & Science of Durable, Versatile & Safe Sports Fields
Most facilities need their sports fields to serve a multitude of purposes. Here we discuss some of the trends in sports field planning and design, and offer up advice for those relying on natural as well as synthetic turf.

The Picture of Health

Fitness Trends Emphasize Tech, Health & Wellness, and More
Fitness trends continue to be driven by technology, along with special attention to older populations and youth, outdoor fitness and more.

On the Safe Side

A Multilayered Approach to Aquatic Safety Is Essential
Safety in aquatic facilities should be a community effort, from manufacturers and designers to pool managers, lifeguards and visitors. Here, we talk about the latest trends impacting aquatic safety.

Respect for Elders

Planning for the Active Aging Boom
Record numbers of baby boomers are experiencing their retirement in a whole new—more active—way. Learn more about how to ensure your facility is meeting the needs of this important audience.

Preparing Students for the Workforce

How Campus Rec Jobs Deliver Unexpected Skills
If your campus is having a hard time recruiting students for important recreation and sports roles, consider this pitch.



Fitness CenterinPERSPECTIVE / COLLEGE RECREATION: Meeting the Needs of Gen Z

Every new generation to arrive on campus has its own expectations. Understanding what Gen Z is looking for can help you transform your recreation and sports offerings.


ParkinDESIGN / INCLUSIVE PARKS: Shifting Park Design From Accessible to Truly Inclusive 

Mere accessibility is no longer enough. Parks must be designed to be inclusive to patrons of all ages and abilities. 


Kids PlayinginSERVICE / Play It Forward Provides Much-Needed Sporting Equipment

After witnessing a school with a dearth of sports equipment, one kid made it her mission to address the need.


Web Exclusives

Sacred Heart Unveils Its New Crown Jewel

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., recently unveiled its new $70 million, world-class collegiate ice complex. The Martire Family Arena is slated to be the “crown jewel” of the campus.

Wild Dunes Resort Updates Its Boardwalk

The boardwalk paths that wind through much of the Wild Dunes Island Resort off the coast of Charleston, S.C., recently saw an upgrade to reduce maintenance and improve longevity.

From the Editor's Desk

You Can Be Heroes

From athletic trainers and lifeguards to playground inspectors, fitness instructors and beyond, you’re out there saving lives.

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Digital Edition

February Cover 2023