From the Editor's Desk

Cabin Fever on Steroids

Many of us have been able to get outdoors for recreation, exercise and socializing, but through the long deep freeze of winter, you need to be a real lover of the outdoors to keep that up.


Digital Edition

March 2021


Making the Most of Public-Private Partnerships

If you want to ensure your park district or department can expand its reach as far as possible, partnering with outside organizations is one path to success. Creating park foundations and friends groups is a smart way to do more with less.

Just Add Water

As industrial uses for waterfront resources subside, recreational opportunities are coming to the forefront. Learn more about how communities are taking advantage of these amenities to bring more recreation to their citizens.

All-Access Spaces

Locker rooms have come a long way from the dingy, sweat-smelling places of yore. Modern designs are more inclusive and aesthetically pleasing, as well as being easier to maintain.

Want to Play?

Inclusion is still a big deal on the playground, as more and more communities look to build play spaces that are inviting for everyone. Learn more about this and other trends in playground design.

Web Exclusives

Fitness Trends to Watch

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the future is unpredictable, but ACE experts have talked to fitness professionals to get an idea of a few fitness trends to keep an eye on this year.

Transforming Pools & Splash Pads for Post-Pandemic Fun

Although many aquatic facilities were forced to close during the pandemic, savvy facility owners are using their down time as an opportunity to do much-needed maintenance or even embark on renovation projects.


Equity, Funding, Community & More: The City Parks Alliance

Established in 2000, the City Parks Alliance is an independent, nationwide membership organization dedicated entirely to urban parks.



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.