OCTOBER 2021

FEATURES

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

A Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play

Waterparks saw a dramatic impact from the coronavirus pandemic, while splash play areas continued to grow. In this special guide, we take a look at how waterparks are planning to come back stronger than ever, as well as all the creative ways splash pad designers are expanding the reach of water play. We also cover smart safety practices.

Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

Most waterparks felt a deep impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but many took advantage of the downtime to upgrade their guest experience. If you're ready to tackle that project, read on to get some ideas on how to come back with a splash.

Getting Creative With Splash Play

Splash play designers continue to develop ever-more-innovative ways to bring play to everyone. From a better understanding of inclusive design to smart strategies for updating existing parks or making use of smaller spaces and off-hours, you can get creative with splash play too.

An Introduction to Waterpark Safety & Risk Management

Managing the risks associated with waterparks is essential to success. Learn more about how to ensure you're prepared for any eventuality.

Game Day: Upgrades Make for Better Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Capabilities

Game Day

Upgrades Make for Better Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Capabilities

The systems we use to light up our fields and keep fans and players informed have come a long way. New innovations in lighting, scoring and sound technology have amped up the game-day experience for everyone.

When Nature Calls: Optimizing Public Restrooms to Support Outdoor Activities

When Nature Calls

Optimizing Public Restrooms to Support Outdoor Activities

Amid the pandemic, many parks experienced greater numbers of visitors than ever, leaving many to contemplate smart ways to upgrade. Safe and clean restrooms provide an essential amenity, ensuring guests stick around longer and are more likely to return.

Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

Growing Greener

Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

With smarter use of chemical when needed and an expansion of eco-friendly practices like beekeeping and pollinator-attracting plantings, grounds managers are at the forefront of developing good-for-the-earth maintenance and management practices.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

New Report: Fitness Fans Are Flocking Back to Facilities

The recent Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Report shows how the world plans to work out post-pandemic, finding that live workouts and "omnichannel fitness" will win big.

PRO Fitness Club in Moosic, Pa., Gets an Upgrade

PRO Fitness Club in Moosic, Pa., used its mandatory downtime to reinvent itself, creating a new, ultramodern design to rival any upscale spa.

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GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / SPORTS FIELDS

Safety, Durability & Performance
Trends in Synthetic Turf

Today’s synthetic turf is easier on athletes while continuing to provide a low-maintenance surface that can provide far more hours of play and practice than natural turf fields.

inPERSPECTIVE / PARKS

What the Great American Outdoors Act Means for You

With its associated grant funding, the Great American Outdoors Act offers an opportunity to parks and recreation areas across the country.

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FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / MINIATURE GOLF

In With the New
>> Romps Water Port // Vermillion, Ohio

When this family-owned marina needed to update its mini golf operation, it turned to a win-win solution that pleased both the owners and their guests.