May 2024 Issue


JLG ArchitectsAhead of the Game

Multipurpose Sports Facility Design
More and more communities are designing sports facilities as destinations for teams, entertainment and more.

Site Design GroupParks for the People

How Evolving Community Needs Drive Park Landscape Design
From sustainability to accessibility and more, the needs of local communities have an impact on the way park spaces are designed.

OLC DesignsBody & Soul

Top Experts Discuss Rec & Wellness Center Design Trends
With a focus on the wellness of the whole body and mind, rec and wellness centers keep finding new ways to satisfy their myriad visitors. 

Aquatic Development GroupCreating the 21st Century Oasis

Aquatic Parks Bring More to the Water
Communities continue to expand their aquatic offerings to offer a more diverse array of experiences that meet their visitors’ needs. 

Counsilman HunsakerIndoor Pools Go Multipurpose

Natatorium Design Increasingly Embraces Flexibility
While lessons and competitive swimming have traditionally formed the foundation of natatorium programs, designers are increasingly ensuring more flexibility to expand the potential of these year-round facilities. 

RenolitAquatic Facility Refresh

Pool Renovations Breathe New Life Into Aquatics
When older pools wear out, you don’t always need to start from scratch. Effective renovations can refresh your facility, from new pool surfaces and decks to splash play and other innovative offerings. 


inPERSPECTIVE / RESTROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS: Reflections on Restroom Maintenance & Design

Updating your restrooms? Consider maintenance- and user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing design elements. 

inPERSPECTIVE / AOAP: The Seven Cs of Successful Partnerships

Partnerships can form a strong foundation for aquatic facilities and programs. Here’s some advice from the Association of Aquatic Professionals on how to partner successfully. 

inSERVICE: Changing Lives With Soccer

The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently opened its 700th mini-pitch, and continues to transform underserved communities by providing a place to play.

Web Exclusives

Considerations in Surface Prep

With equipment innovations that reduce costs and improve ROI, waterblasting has emerged as an alternative to sandblasting for removing plaster and paint, and preparing for new surfaces and coatings. 

Heavy Rain Highlights Success of Field Improvements

A $2.1 million investment and advancement in a recently completed drainage project for Maryland SoccerPlex’s 20 native soil natural fields provided its value when fields remained open despite storms and rain.

From the Editor's Desk

The Long View

We may not have a highly accurate crystal ball, but the views of far-thinking designers might be the next best thing.

A Diversity of Aquatic Offerings

From community aquatic centers to natatoriums and beyond, aquatic facilities are increasingly being planned to meet a wide variety of community wants and needs. 

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