SEPTEMBER 2022

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

A Half-Century

FEATURES

A Shady Place: Shade Structures & Shelters for Parks & Other Recreational Spaces

A Shady Place

Shade Structures & Shelters for Parks & Other Recreational Spaces

Shelters and shade structures serve many functions, whether providing a place for visitors to get out of the weather or a centerpiece that draws the eye like a bandshell or elaborate gazebo. In this story, we talked to shelter and shade experts about how to make the most of these important amenities.

Solid Grounds: Savvy Strategies for Managing Diverse Spaces

Solid Grounds

Savvy Strategies for Managing Diverse Spaces

From school campuses to elaborate horticultural parks and beyond, grounds managers continue to find ways to maintain and improve the landscape while limiting their environmental footprint.

Fitness al Fresco: Ideas for Adding—or Expanding—Outdoor Exercise Opportunities

Fitness al Fresco

Ideas for Adding—or Expanding—Outdoor Exercise Opportunities

Well-designed outdoor fitness areas make exercise accessible to all members of the community. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to expand your outdoor gym, we’ve got expert advice to help.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Reaching & Engaging the Underserved

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Reaching & Engaging the Underserved

Well-designed outdoor fitness areas make exercise accessible to all members of the community. Whether you’re just getting started or looking to expand your outdoor gym, we’ve got expert advice to help.

Let It Grow: The Community Garden vs. Food Insecurity

Let It Grow

The Community Garden vs. Food Insecurity

Community gardens don't just offer local residents a place to grow their own produce, they also can help address food insecurity in the areas they serve.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Maximize Usability of Your Outdoor Gym

When planning and expanding outdoor fitness opportunities, you have to take the needs of all potential users into account, covering a range of abilities, demographics and fitness levels.

Nearly 50,000 Youth Connected to Outdoors by Thrive Outside

In 2021, the Thrive Outside network reached 14,849 youth in eight communities, connecting them and their families to the many benefits of the outdoors despite COVID-related challenges.

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inPERSPEPECTIVE

inPERSPECTIVE / WATERPARKS

Lessons Learned
How Commercial Waterpark Design Can Inform Municipal Aquatics

Iconic designs for commercial waterparks carry lessons for municipalities as they plan their own forays into more complex aquatic offerings.

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS

A Second Opinion
Regular Checkups for Aquatic Facilities

The day-to-day work of running an aquatic facility is complex. To ensure your facility is running optimally, it helps to take a step back every now and again, and ask for input from the experts.

inPERSPECTIVE / EVENT PLANNING

How to Produce a Great Fireworks Display

Fireworks bring excitement and engagement to events from 4th of July fests to New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here are some pointers to help as you begin planning.

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inPRACTICE

inPRACTICE / ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Building a New Standard in High School Athletic Facilities
>> Melissa Championship Center // Melissa, Texas

At this athletic center in Melissa, Texas, safety and the latest technologies are providing an elite experience for visitors and team members.