MARCH 2022

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A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

A Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings

When it comes to park and playground planning, there are myriad factors to consider. This guide offers expert advice and ideas on creating destination playgrounds and innovative parks, as well as offer guidance on selecting and maintaining site furnishings.

Innovative Parks Hit Multiple Green Infrastructure Goals

Parks provide myriad benefits—social, economic, environmental, educational and more—to the communities in which they sit. Some of the most innovative park designs seek to hit all these targets at once.

Attract Visitors & Community Members With Destination Playgrounds

Sometimes you want to create a play experience with a little more bang—a place that might offer a variety of play amenities plus other activities: a destination playground.

The Right Furnishings Bring Park Space Together

Site furnishings are essential to any park. Choosing the right materials and colors is especially important to ensure that you have the right balance for your site.

Trail Mix: The Diverse & Transformative Power of Trails

Trail Mix

The Diverse & Transformative Power of Trails

There's been an explosion of interest in biking and being outdoors as the pandemic has settled in, for just about every demographic. Take a look at how well-planned and well-managed trails can be a boon for their communities.

Small Towns, Big Plans: Smaller-Scale Waterfront Projects With Big Impact

Small Towns, Big Plans

Smaller-Scale Waterfront Projects With Big Impact

Redeveloping waterfront spaces into recreation areas has become increasingly popular, especially as industrial use has declined. Here, we examine how to make the most of a waterfront, and what kinds of recreational offerings to consider.

A Space for Everyone: Modern Locker Room Designs Are More Inclusive

A Space for Everyone

Modern Locker Room Designs Are More Inclusive

As people return to in-person workouts and sports, some trends in the locker room have become best practices, while new trends have emerged. Here's an overview of savvy locker room design strategies.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

A Sustainable Plaza for the Palm Beach Zoo

Designers were tasked with reimagining the entry plaza of the Palm Beach Zoo in a way that would embody the organization’s conservation mission while demonstrating how to build sustainably in South Florida.

Pro Tips for Renewing Concrete Pool Decks

When considering pool renovations, you can’t forget the pool deck. Specialty coatings like deck paints can help improve safety and give your entire pool’s appearance a boost.

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inPERSPEPECTIVE

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS

Improve Water Quality, Solve Chemical Supply Problems

Pool water treatment has come a long way, with enzymes performing essential functions that can help improve water quality while reducing your use of chemicals.

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inPRACTICE

inPRACTICE / Urban Recreation

The Park Outside Your Door
>> The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand // Des Moines, Iowa

Instead of creating parks for people to go to, this project turns the idea on its head to create recreation where people live—a pilot Urban Recreation District.