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Parks Are People & Place: The Intersection of Culture & Ecology in Landscape Design

Parks Are People & Place

The Intersection of Culture & Ecology in Landscape Design

Award-winning landscape designs for parks across the country encompass a wide range of goals. Parks have always been about people, but they increasingly are incorporating an awareness of the value of the ecology of their surroundings, enmeshing cultural and ecological goals.

Scoreboard Showdowns: The Latest & Greatest Is All Part of the Game

Scoreboard Showdowns

The Latest & Greatest Is All Part of the Game

When it comes to keeping score, you need to start with what you can afford, but you also should be aware of the latest trends and top sellers in the scoreboard market.

Audio & Illumination: Space-Specific, Sport-Specific

Audio & Illumination

Space-Specific, Sport-Specific

To ensure your players and the viewing public are getting the most out of their experience, you'll need to pay close attention to your sound and lighting. In this case, one size does not fit all.

Fit(ness) Designs: Meeting a Growing Need

Fit(ness) Designs

Meeting a Growing Need

It's impossible to truly provide something for everyone who will walk into your fitness center, but with careful planning, you can figure out which users are most likely to frequent your facility, and ensure you've got what they're looking for to keep them fit now and in the future.

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Design Corner

Budget Reality: The True Bottom Line

When you're planning your budget for a new facility, or for an addition or renovations, there's more to the process than meets the eye. Be sure you know exactly how much you'll need by paying attention to all of the finer details.


10 Ways to Maximize Your Skatepark

If you don't have a skatepark, then your whole community is a skatepark. But before you plan and build your first spot for skaters, be sure you listen to this advice from one of the top skatepark builders. Getting it done right will ensure skaters will be using the spot for a long time.


Surf to Successful Teen Engagement

When you want to tempt teens out from behind the videogame screen, be sure to offer some excitement. Surfing simulators at waterparks across the country are one way to reach this difficult demographic.

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Working It Out

Student Recreation Complex at Arizona State University in Tempe

When this student fitness facility wanted to upgrade its equipment, it turned to a service provider that would keep things in working order for years to come.

Solid Footing

The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York City

At this state-of-the-art facility, safety by the pool and in the locker rooms was a primary concern. An aesthetically pleasing solution provides a no-slip grip for patrons' feet in these wet areas.