MAY 2012




Changing Places: The Ever-Changing Locker Room Goes Modern

Changing Places

The Ever-Changing Locker Room Goes Modern

Locker rooms are increasingly being updated to follow new trends, from more durable and aesthetically pleasing materials to designs that offer a space for women, men and families.

Tenth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards: Innovations Abound

Tenth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

Innovations Abound

This year marks a decade's worth of Innovative Architecture & Design Awards competition. We're proud to showcase the winning facilities here, as well as highlights from the award entries. Read on to see how these cutting-edge projects raise the bar for recreation, sports and fitness facility design across America.


University of South Dakota Wellness Center
Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall
Hammonasset Beach State Park Visitor's Center
Central Park Recreation Center
Ithaca College Athletics & Events Center
Cordish Family Pavilion, Lenz Tennis Center, Princeton University
University of Florida Southwest Recreation Center
Colorado State University Student Recreation Center

Editor's Choice Winner

Lynnwood Recreation Center

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

The Multiplex
Beckerman Athletic Center, Hamden Hall Country Day School
Lindenwood University Evans Commons
Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center
The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness, Gettysburg College
Morehead State University Recreation & Wellness Center
Northern Arizona University Health & Learning Center
Clarence-Rockland Arena
Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center
Fruita Community Recreation Center & Library

Table of contents for MAY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Heavy-Duty Fixtures

At the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., designers found an aesthetically pleasing solution for restrooms that can withstand the abuse of sports fans.

Research Covers Trends in Shared Use

Joint use agreements are recommended to help communities stay active after school. Active Living recently overviewed some of the current trends in these agreements.

Table of contents for MAY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine



Keep an Eye on Your Pool
The Case for Phosphate Control in Swimming Pools

Calcium phosphate scale is a new problem that has been creeping into the swimming pool industry. Learn more about how to tell if it's a problem for your pool, and what you can do to prevent the damage it causes.


Accessing Play

It can be difficult to stay on top of all the requirements for accessible play. This handy guide from IPEMA covers all the ADA bases to be sure you get it done right.


Take It Outside
Bringing Indoor Fitness Outdoors

Outdoor fitness equipment is a perfect gateway to wellness for those who've never tried working out with equipment before. Providing such amenities helps draw people into an active lifestyle.

Table of contents for MAY 2012 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


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