March 2023 Issue


Personal Space

Locker Room Design Blends Function & Safety With Comfort & Aesthetics
They might not be the most awe-inspiring part of your facility, but locker rooms are essential amenities for many fitness, aquatic and recreation centers. Here, we take a look at some of the latest trends in locker room design.

At the Water’s Edge

Advice on Waterfront Development
Whether you’re turning a small waterfront site into a destination for community recreation or you’re looking to take a much broader approach to restoring and redeveloping the shoreline of a lake, river or other waterfront site, we’ve got ideas from experts to help you imagine how to take your ideas to the next level.

Meet & Compete

Understand the Basics of Swim Meets & Competitions 
Hosting a swim meet is a big job. Here, we go into some of the details around what you need and what you need to know to steer your swim meet to success. 

Meeting Diverse Needs

Innovative Ideas in Park Planning & Design 
Taking an innovative approach can transform space into a community oasis.  

United by Play

Multigenerational Playgrounds Engage All Ages
Playgrounds continue to evolve, and playground designers and planners are increasingly finding ways to ensure people of all ages can enjoy the space.

Outta-Site Furnishings

Using Amenities to Enhance Your Visitors’ Experience
Benches and picnic tables, waste receptacles, bike racks and more—by providing durable, functional and beautiful site furnishings, you make your park more inviting for visitors of all kinds. 


inPERSPECTIVE / PICKLEBALL: The Pickleball Effect

There’s a reason pickleball is becoming so popular. It’s fun for everyone!

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: Keeping Water Clean With Preventive Supplements

Don’t overlook the importance of enzymes for keeping your pool water clean, clear and safe for swimmers. 

inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS: The Modern Dog Park 3.0

Where dog parks were once a nice-to-have, they’ve increasingly become a necessary amenity for communities looking to serve pet parents.

inSERVICE / Teaching Kids to Swim, Community by Community

In Kansas, a partnership arose to bring swimming lessons to an area with some of the worst health outcomes in the state.

Web Exclusives

Get Rid of Stains 

No commercial aquatic facility wants stains in their pools. Here are tips on getting a stain-free pool with sparkling water. 

Renovating a Classic Fountain

Atlanta’s Hurt Park and its iconic fountain have been downtown city fixtures for more than eight decades. A recent extensive renovation aimed to address time’s toll on the site.

From the Editor's Desk

Get Ready

Spring is just about here. Are you prepared?

Plan & Execute

Designing and outfitting a park requires thoughtful planning and careful execution.  

Product Showcases

Digital Edition


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