November 2022 Issue


Play Along

Playground Trends, From Towers & Ropes to Nature, Inclusion & More
From adventure-inspiring designs to play equipment that gets kids moving, themed playgrounds and beyond, we’re looking at new trends on the playground.

Pool Pizzazz

Accessories to Improve Programming, Safety, Efficiency & Accessibility
There are many add-ons that can help maximize an aquatic facility’s success, from expanding programming to boosting inclusion and more. Here’s a look at how common accessories for the pool and deck can expand your possibilities. 

The Kids Are Alright

Summer Camps Continue to Evolve With the Times
Summer camps were devastated by the closures of the coronavirus pandemic, but they are adapting their offerings for new trends, by becoming more inclusive, partnering with schools, improving safety and more. 

Off the Ground

Building Successful Skateparks & Bike Parks

Skateparks and bike parks provide a crucial outlet for a hard-to-reach demographic. Working with your community, you can create a local or even regional destination. 



Swimming Lessons

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: A Deep Dive Into Swimming Safety

There’s plenty of focus on the educational losses of the pandemic in academic terms, but the shutdowns also led to a dearth of opportunities to learn to swim. Now’s the time to address the need to teach everyone how to be safe in the water.


PickleballinPERSPECTIVE / PROGRAMMING: Outdoor Activities That Have Your Residents Buzzing

From pickleball and treasure hunts to fun with four-legged friends, outdoor recreation trends are bringing people together.


Athletic CenterinPRACTICE / ATHLETIC FACILITIES: A New Nexus for Social & Athletic Life

O’Connell Athletic Center, University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Conn.
After becoming a co-ed institution, University of Saint Joseph needed to expand its athletic program.

People in ParkinDESIGN / PARKS & TRAILS: Evolving Community Engagement to Create Better Parks & Trails

The best parks and trails are nurtured through a planning process that engages many stakeholders.

From the Editor's Desk

It's Complicated

A recent study sought to determine the impact of self-compassion on physical health.

Digital Edition

November 2022