January 2024 Issue


January 2024 Flipbook Cover The 2024 Aquatic Trends Report

Our sixth annual Aquatic Trends Report provides an in-depth look at the responses of more than 600 aquatic professionals who participated in our annual survey. Learn more about everything from budgets, equipment and amenities at their facilities to the programming they include and the top challenges they face.


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Tech Solutions for Engagement & Participation

When you want to get more people to visit your facility and take part in your programs and activities, turn to tech! The right solution can help you streamline your marketing, target specific audiences and much more.


IPEMAEncourage Risk-Taking, Safely

Evolving Programs Mean Evolving Approaches to Playground Safety

Effectively designed playgrounds encourage kids to stretch past their boundaries and grow, but safely. It begins with design, including safe equipment and surfaces, and continues with regular maintenance and inspection.


BarkParkMore Barks in Parks

Dog Park Design Considerations

Dog parks are continuing to expand, especially in urban and suburban areas where residents need room to get their pups moving. Learn more about what makes a good dog park.


inPERSPECTIVE / PERFORMANCE FLOORING: Safety, Ergonomics and Acoustics

Indoor sports and fitness flooring works best when safety, ergonomics and acoustics are taken into account.

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: The Many Layers of Drowning Prevention

Drowning prevention begins with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Find out more about the AOAP’s drowning prevention program.

Web Exclusives

Cascading Water, Sculpture Make a Spectacle

The Qubein Arena Panther Fountain project at High Point University features a sculpture, water and LED lights to illuminate it all.

Are You Ready for 2024?

Parks and recreation have seen their share of challenges over the past several years. Here’s what to think about as you gear up for 2024.

From the Editor's Desk

Go for It!

What’s one thing on your to-do list that you’re afraid to tackle? It’s time to take it on!

Dive Into the Data

In this, our annual Aquatic Trends Report, we aim to corral that complexity with data from hundreds of aquatic management professionals across the U.S.

Digital Edition

January Cover 2024