APRIL 2020

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

Our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings is chock full of information to help facility owners plan, design and outfit their parks and play sites, from pocket park planning to furnishings that provide comfort and playgrounds that inspire adventure.

The Ins and Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design

In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a park, but due to lack of space and budgetary challenges, this is simply not feasible. Pocket parks can present a viable alternative.

Building a Better Playground

When you want to exceed expectations and create a playground with a huge "wow" factor, think outside the traditional post-and-platform structure, take heed of the words of experienced playground designers, and create a destination for play.

Furnish Your Site the Right Way

When you stroll through a park, you might not think much about the benches, picnic tables and receptacles you pass, but actually, a lot of thought can go into choosing those furnishings.

Go, Ninja Warriors, Go!: Adventure-Focused Fitness Trends Continue Their Ascent

Go, Ninja Warriors, Go!

Adventure-Focused Fitness Trends Continue Their Ascent

From ninja-inspired fitness to classic climbing and beyond, adventure is easy to find for those who want to test their limits. From climbing walls to skateparks, zip lines, ninja courses and beyond, there's plenty of ways to raise the bar.

What's Under Foot?: Making Smart Sports & Fitness Flooring Choices

What's Under Foot?

Making Smart Sports & Fitness Flooring Choices

The programs you offer will largely determine the best type of surface for your sports or fitness facility. Find out more about the ins and outs of indoor sports and fitness surfaces to ensure you make the best choice.

Managing Aquatic Maintenance: Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety

Managing Aquatic Maintenance

Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety

Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your aquatic facility running at peak efficiency. Learn more about the steps you should take to keep your aquatics in prime condition.

Feed the People: Concessions, Food Trucks & Farmers Markets

Feed the People

Concessions, Food Trucks & Farmers Markets

From basic concession operations to food truck festivals, parks, sports and recreation facilities have come up with plenty of ways to attract patrons with tasty treats.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Grow a Grassroots Skating Program

Last July, Learn to Skate USA reported record-breaking membership numbers. The program give members access to a wide range of tools and helps facilities across the United States enhance grassroots programming.

Bad Weather, Good Decisions

When there’s lightning, it’s essential to head for safety. The Sports Turf Managers Association is made up of field managers at the forefront of safety, and when it comes to bad weather, they are increasingly using predictive technology to make good decisions.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / SPORTS FIELDS

Make It Safer
>> How Innovative Turf Products Can Enhance Athletes' Safety

When the safety of your athletes is a top concern, it’s crucial to understand how the field beneath their feet can have an impact. Learn more about how innovations in synthetic turf can contribute to safety.

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FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / SPLASH PLAY

Splash Into Adventure
>> Fort Worth Zoo // Fort Worth, Texas

When the Fort Worth Zoo was looking for an amenity that would attract more visitors and keep them hanging around on hot days, it turned to a creative splash play area.

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DEPARTMENTS

inGRATITUDE

Maxwell Park in Normal, Ill.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Lighting & Sound Systems

Problem-Solver Showcase

One of the major goals of Recreation Management always has been to give our readers the practical tips and solutions they need to run more successful facilities and programs. In that spirit, our Problem-Solver Showcase is designed specifically to simplify this process. Following are loads of ideas to help solve many common problems facility managers encounter day in and day out. Feel free to browse this detailed information on the latest products and services designed to tackle tough issues head on.

Waterfront & Marina Products