APRIL 2010


The Only Constant

Site Smarts


<strong>SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: <br><br>A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings</strong>


A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

Designing the perfect park is not an easy job. From selecting playground equipment and furnishings to choosing landscape elements, there's a laundry list of to-dos to tackle. Our guide takes a look at current trends and offers a roadmap to make your site a standout.

Seven Guidelines to Creative Park Design

Turn Basic Site Furnishings Into Recreational Enhancements

Natural Environment Enhances Playground Designs

Puddle Jumping: Quick, Easy Aquatic Fun

Puddle Jumping

Quick, Easy Aquatic Fun

When you're looking for a simple solution to bring water play to a community, a splash play area can make a big impact. Learn more from some facilities that have found spaygrounds to be the perfect solution.

Shades of Green: Eco-Friendly, Budget-Friendly Facilities

Shades of Green

Eco-Friendly, Budget-Friendly Facilities

When you want to lighten your impact on the earth, you can incorporate sustainable features into your facility. While LEED certification is a standard, it's not the only way to go green.

From The Ground Up: What You Need to Know to Get Climbing Done Right

From The Ground Up

What You Need to Know to Get Climbing Done Right

Climbing walls can bring a lot of excitement to a facility. We look at some of the basics to help you add climbing to your own space.

Table of contents for APRIL 2010 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Parks & Playgrounds

Extreme Makeover, Park Edition

Parks can easily become places of natural respite for a community longing to reconnect with the earth. A little reworking of the site is all that's needed.


The Case of the Mystery Stain
Working With Salt Generator Pools

Salt-water chlorine generators are growing in popularity, but if you're not careful, you might find mystery stains in your pool. Here, an expert explains why, and how to fix the problem.