APRIL 2021

FEATURES

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

With so many people flocking to parks over the past year, it’s important to stay on top of trends and maintenance requirements. In our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings, we consider smart park planning, as well as the basic steps to building a playground, and selecting and maintaining site furnishings.

Park Designs Focus on Sustainability, Equity

Parks departments have an opportunity to step up and contribute to the health and success of their communities. Through new park approaches that adapt to the needs and realities of a post-COVID world and emphasize sustainability and inclusion, park designers are creating spaces that will serve more people, more effectively, well into the future.

Fund, Design, Build

Whether you are building a playground from the ground up or upgrading and re-imagining an existing space, there are some basic principles that experts say stakeholders should adhere to. These “basics” are the foundations of any building project: planning, funding, design, construction and, ultimately, sustainability.

Welcome the Community Outside with Site Furnishings

As parks and open spaces experienced more visitors, the importance of site furnishings became even more evident. Site furnishings bring functionality and offer opportunities for social interaction, as well as shaping the identity of a space and creating orientation.

Entice the Adventurous: Build Interest & Create Community With Climbing Walls & Ninja Courses

Entice the Adventurous

Build Interest & Create Community With Climbing Walls & Ninja Courses

Fitness facilities, recreation centers and more are always looking for new and engaging ways to get people in the door and keep them coming back, and climbing walls and ninja courses provide that one-two punch of physical and mental stimulation, with a little adventure added into the mix.

Water Works: Staying on Top of Aquatic Maintenance

Water Works

Staying on Top of Aquatic Maintenance

The process to keep the water safe involves constant diligence and knowledge in chemicals, sanitization methods, air handling, mechanical systems and more. And beyond the water there are many other maintenance considerations.

Firm Foundations: Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

Firm Foundations

Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

Survival of the fittest facilities is credited in great part to savvy managers who keep their facility doors open. Selecting the right flooring to maximize that continual use has been a critical component to their overall success.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Transforming a Historic Y

As part of the Gateway Region YMCA’s strategic plan and capital development initiative, the Bayer YMCA underwent a $2.5 million renovation, bringing its offerings in line with modern demand.

Taking Football Support to the Next Level

The Fertitta Football Complex at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, recently got an upgrade to its training center with more advanced equipment and flooring.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / WELLNESS

Reopening Fitness & Wellness Facilities
10 wellness trends for 2021

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DEPARTMENTS

inSERVICE

The NDPA: Working to Prevent Drowning

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

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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.

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