SEPTEMBER 2020

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FEATURES

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

Our annual Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play examines the latest trends in waterparks and splash pads, as well as how facilities are adjusting their operations to meet social distancing requirements in the wake of COVID-19.

What's New in Waterparks

Plenty of waterparks managed to open to the public in 2020, and 2021 will bring even more visitors to enjoy the fun and excitement of slides, rides and more. Learn more about what's new in waterparks.

Aquatic Play Gets 'Smart'

From wise design of splash pads and aquatic areas to "smart" management systems that keep the water safe and clean, water play is getting smarter and smarter.

Waterparks Aim to Stay Safely Afloat

In the wake of COVID-19, many waterparks have managed to reopen, with new practices and guidelines in place to protect patrons and staff from disease.

Out of the Sun: Shelters & Shade Structures Create Well-Rounded Public Spaces

Out of the Sun

Shelters & Shade Structures Create Well-Rounded Public Spaces

Parks and trails have provided an outdoor respite for many during the pandemic. Here, we'll talk about how shelters and shade help provide a home away from home, suitable for outdoor R&R.

Lights, Sound, Action … Score!: Create Top-Quality Events That Don't Break the Bank

Lights, Sound, Action … Score!

Create Top-Quality Events That Don't Break the Bank

There's no doubt that the technology we use to turn sporting events into a spectacle have come a long way. In this story, experts in setting the stage for sports discuss the latest in lighting, scoreboards and sound.

Grounded in Best Practices: High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management

Grounded in Best Practices

High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management

Some parks got a chance to use lockdowns to spruce things up, while others remained open and were busier than ever. Either way, grounds maintenance is an ongoing task. In this story, we'll talk about best practices in maintaining beautiful parks and sites.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Philadelphia Eagles & Lincoln Financial Field Recognized for Safety & Security

The Philadelphia Eagles were recently credited with a SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Learn how the team has addressed safety and security at Lincoln Financial Field.

Lighting for People and the Planet

Gulf Shores features miles of pristine beaches along Alabama’s gulf coast, drawing more than 5 million people annually. But as a home to several species of endangered sea turtles, lighting decisions must be made carefully.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / PICKLEBALL

Get Ready for Pickleball

The sport of pickleball has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few years. Find out why this sport is so hot, and learn more about what it takes to bring courts to your facility.

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FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / DOG PARKS

From Zero Thought to Zero Waste
>> Battery Park City // New York

Can busy city dog parks compost dog waste and prevent it from ending up in landfills? The answer is yes. Find out how!

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Lincoln Park Conservatory