SEPTEMBER 2021

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

The Only Constant

FEATURES

Safe Havens: Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

Safe Havens

Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

From pavilions that provide a central focal point for a park to shade sails that offer sun protection for swimmers in the pool, there's a multitude of ways to beautify your site and please your patrons with shelters and shade.

Your Pool Toolkit: Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

Your Pool Toolkit

Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

The "if you build it, they will come" concept might work for some facilities, but when it comes to swimming pools, once built, you need to outfit them with the right mix of accessories to maximize attendance.

Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own: New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own

New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

When the pandemic forced most gyms to shut down or reduce capacity, many members took their workouts to the great outdoors. As a result, outdoor fitness, which was already seeing a boom, has really taken off.

Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

Playing in a Winter Wonderland

Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

For many facilities and recreation organizations, when the mercury drops, outdoor programming is at an end. But smart planning and flexibility can enable fun in the great outdoors on a year-round basis.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Dealing With Swamp Pools

When temperatures soar and pools see higher bather loads, the water can turn quickly from clean to green. Learn more about how to clean up a swampy pool—and how to prevent the problem proactively.

Addressing the Parks Maintenance Backlog

New funding is available for projects related to parks and outdoor activities, with $900 million to be used for upcoming projects, providing an abundance of opportunities across the country.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / SPLASH PLAY

Simple Splash Pad Renovations to Boost Attendance & Fun

If it’s getting to be time to replace your out-of-date spraygrounds, rest assured that renovations don’t have to be overly complex. Find out more about simple ways to upgrade splash play.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / TENNIS LIGHTING

Keep Your Eye on the Ball
>> Blackburn Tennis Center // Brookhaven, Ga.

In Brookhaven, Ga., a park’s public-private partnership brings high-level tennis instruction to the community. And with a new lighting upgrade, it does so even more efficiently and effectively.

inPRACTICE / ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A More Efficient Approach
>> YMCA of Southwest Kansas // Garden City, Kansas

When this YMCA wanted to boost its energy efficiency, it turned to energy-efficiency-as-a-service to get the job done efficiently, and with no upfront investment in fixture and HVAC upgrades.

Table of contents for SEPTEMBER 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

DEPARTMENTS

inSERVICE

Cleaning Up With Keep America Beautiful