NOVEMBER 2022

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

It's Complicated

FEATURES

Play Along: Playground Trends, From Towers & Ropes to Nature, Inclusion & More

Play Along

Playground Trends, From Towers & Ropes to Nature, Inclusion & More

From adventure-inspiring designs to play equipment that gets kids moving, themed playgrounds and beyond, we're looking at new trends on the playground.

Pool Pizzazz: Add These Accessories to Improve Programming Safety, Efficiency & Accessibility

Pool Pizzazz

Add These Accessories to Improve Programming Safety, Efficiency & Accessibility

There are many add-ons that can help maximize an aquatic facility's success, from expanding programming to boosting inclusion and more. Here's a look at how common accessories for the pool and deck can expand your possibilities.

The Kids Are Alright: Summer Camps Continue to Evolve With the Times

The Kids Are Alright

Summer Camps Continue to Evolve With the Times

Summer camps were devastated by the closures of the coronavirus pandemic, but they are adapting their offerings for new trends, by becoming more inclusive, partnering with schools, improving safety and more.

Off the Ground: Building Successful Skateparks & Bike Parks

Off the Ground

Building Successful Skateparks & Bike Parks

Skateparks and bike parks provide a crucial outlet for a hard-to-reach demographic. Working with your community, you can create a local or even regional destination.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Above and Beyond

Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park Accessible Playground
New Albany, Ind.

With more than 2,000 kids with special needs in the local school system, New Albany, Ind., sought to build an inclusive playground for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

St. Louis Gains a Soccer Venue

CITYPARK Stadium
St. Louis. Mo.

Cozy seating, glass infills and a below-ground-level pitch offer a strong visual connection to on-field action and the surrounding environment at the new Centene Stadium in St. Louis.

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inPERSPEPECTIVE

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS

A Deep Dive Into Swimming Safety

There’s plenty of focus on the educational losses of the pandemic in academic terms, but the shutdowns also led to a dearth of opportunities to learn to swim. Now’s the time to address the need to teach everyone how to be safe in the water.

inPERSPECTIVE / PROGRAMMING

Outdoor Activities That Have Your Residents Buzzing

From pickleball and treasure hunts to fun with four-legged friends, outdoor recreation trends are bringing people together.

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inDESIGN

inDESIGN / PARKS & TRAILS

Evolving Community Engagement to Create Better Parks & Trails

The best parks and trails are nurtured through a planning process that engages many stakeholders.

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inPRACTICE

inPRACTICE / ATHLETIC FACILITIES

A New Nexus for Social & Athletic Life
>> O'Connell Athletic Center, University of Saint Joseph // West Hartford, Conn.

After becoming a co-ed institution, University of Saint Joseph needed to expand its athletic program.

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DEPARTMENTS

inSERVICE

Taking It Outside With AORE