February 2023 Issue


Proactive Problem Prevention

Playgrounds Encourage Safe Risk-Taking
Playgrounds can encourage kids to stretch beyond their current abilities, helping them to grow physically, cognitively, socially and more—and manufacturers work to ensure those risks aren’t too risky. 

Constant Vigilance

Addressing Aquatic Safety
Providing a safe swimming experience requires a layered approach, with lifeguards on the frontline, and audits, careful attention to design and more occurring behind the scenes. 

Safe & Secure

Sports Venue Safety Strategies
From athletic trainers and coaches who keep players safe, to staff and partners who ensure spectators are protected, sports venues must address a wide range of risks.

Eye on the Skies

Be Ready for Bad Weather
Sports and recreational activities can put people at risk when the weather turns bad, with lightning and excessive heat representing the biggest dangers. 

Schoolyard Transformations

Trees, Gardens & Play Spaces Bring New Life to Schoolyards
The Trust for Public Land has been on a mission to bring more park space to more people. Transforming asphalt schoolyards is a part of that process. 



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