November 2022 Issue


Bridging the Gap

Playgrounds Trending Toward Intergenerational, Inclusive Spaces

The trend toward more inclusive, intergenerational play spaces continues to dominate playground offerings, along with rope play and more adventurous elements.

Building a Pipeline

Plan for Tomorrow’s Staffing Needs Today

The Great Resignation has put a strong emphasis on the need to build a staffing pipeline. We talked to professionals across the country about how they attract and retain employees.

The Right Ingredients

Smart & Simple Pool Additions to Expand Your Reach

Is your pool boring? Accessorize it! Simple additions can take your pool from blah to boring, adding competition, recreation, fitness and fun.

It Takes a Village

Supporting Our Soldiers Means Supporting Their Children

Programs and facilities that support military families are crucial to maintaining morale and welfare among the armed forces. Here’s how one military base is making that happen.



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.

inSERVICE: Take a Hike

The vision? “We envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry and backcountry opportunities.” 


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