From the Editor's Desk

Sow & Reap

Here we are at the beginning again—and not just the beginning of another new year, but the kickoff of the '20s. 


Be Well

Whether it's a parks and recreation community center, a YMCA or a college recreation center, multipurpose facilities have evolved in similar ways over the past decade. They all share a mission to build a community of wellness.

Planning for Flexibility & Wellness

Indoor pools are increasingly designed with attention to the health of swimmers and staff. Here, we take a look at current musts in natatorium design, as well as taking a peak into what will be tomorrow's trends.

The Spaces We Share

The best designed parks become destinations for people near and far. Here, we talk to landscape design professionals to find out how to build an engaging and aesthetically pleasing park.

Worlds of Water Fun

When it comes to designing community aquatic parks, it's crucial to plan carefully to ensure the facility can be as close to self-sustaining as possible. Find out more about aquatic designers approach this challenge.

Expanding Possibilities

Nearly 8 million students currently participate in sports at the high school level, according to the NCAA, and they all need a place to play. This feature will examine some of the latest ideas in high school athletic facility design.

Web Exclusives

Winter Fun: 10 Events and Activities For Cold Weather

Don’t know how to engage your community during the winter months? Get inspired with this list of fun events for all to enjoy.

Dehumidifier Replacement Improves Efficiency

For one luxury apartment community in Ottawa, Ontario, updating old equipment helped improve the indoor pool environment.



FACILITY DESIGN: SMART Design for Aquatics

SMART design—which is sustainable, maintainable, adaptable, responsive and thoughtful—is the key to designing successful aquatic facilities.


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: Tailored to Teens

The community of Ferguson, Mo., may have endured a tumultuous past, but with a new Teen Center of Excellence built by the Boys & Girls Club, it’s got a new foundation to build a better future.