MAY 2008


The Green Mandate


All in the Family: Ensuring Locker Rooms & Restrooms Are Fit for Everyone

All in the Family

Ensuring Locker Rooms & Restrooms Are Fit for Everyone

For parents with kids, older adults with their spouses and other types of patrons, family and cabana-style locker rooms are a great amenity. We take a closer look at some ways to make your facility more family-friendly.

Always in Season: Transforming Single-Season Swimming Into Year-Round Fun

Always in Season

Transforming Single-Season Swimming Into Year-Round Fun

In many parts of the country, aquatic facilities are a summer haunt, but many facilities are taking a new approach to extend the season. Enclosed waterparks and pools offer patrons year-round water fun.

Sixth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards: Top Notch

Sixth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

Top Notch

After careful consideration, we've selected the top winners of our sixth annual design awards competition. We're proud to showcase those facilities here, from the smallest park shelter to the largest university recreation center and more. Read on to see how these top-notch facilities are setting an example for recreation, sports and fitness facilities across America.


Aspen Lodge Recreation Center at Anthem Ranch
Brampton Soccer Centre
Carmel Clay Central Park
Parker Fieldhouse
Student Recreation and Wellness Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Student Recreation Center & Lockridge Arena, Colorado School of Mines
The David Wenzel Treehouse at Nay Aug Park
The Health and Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College
Tom Muehlenbeck Center
Zeeland Natatorium

Editor's Choice Winner

Waunakee Village Center

We are also pleased to showcase the following facilities that were submitted and sponsored by the firm that entered them:

Aberdeen Aquatic Center
District of Mission Leisure Centre
Georgia Southern University Recreation Activity Center Addition
Matt Ross Community Center
North Dakota State University Wallman Wellness Center
Sports and Health Center Addition, University of Minnesota Duluth
Stephen F. Austin State University Recreation Center
Troy Parks and Recreation Center
The University of Maine: Student Recreation and Fitness Center
Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex, The University of Texas-Pan American

Table of contents for MAY 2008 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


What About the Students?

Community Usage of Campus Recreation Facilities

Many campus recreation facilities open their doors for the public, but it's crucial to remember the audience these facilities were built to serve—and be sure to make their needs a top priority.

The Crucial Finishing Touch

Selecting the right surface—especially for a multipurpose facility—takes a lot of careful consideration.

Swim to Success

Lessons Learned in Aquatic Facility Design

Experience is a valuable teacher. This design firm offers up what it's learned through years of designing aquatic facilities.