November 2023 Issue



PlaygroundBridging 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.


StaffingBuilding 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.


AquaticsThe 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.


MilitaryIt 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.

FurnishingsKeep It Up

Mother (and Human) Nature, and Other Challenges for Park Maintenance
Mother—and human—nature can wreak havoc on park sites and furnishings. Here are some ideas to help keep things looking their best.


inPERSPECTIVE / GROUNDS MANAGEMENT: Key Questions for Fleet Electrification

Want to electrify your grounds fleet? Modern advances are making it easier to do, but here’s what you should know first.

inPERSPECTIVE / INDOOR SPORTS FLOORING: Why Choose Maple Sports Flooring?

Maple flooring has long been a top choice when it comes to indoor sports surfacing. Find out why.

inPERSPECTIVE / TECHNOLOGY: Leveraging Tech to Improve Member Retention

Are you struggling to find and retain new members in the wake of the pandemic? Here are some ideas to help you leverage technology to make a difference.

Web Exclusives

Community Schoolyards Program Expands

The Trust for Pubic Land announced that its Community Schoolyards program will expand to Fulton County, Ga., in the 2023-2024 school year.

Teenage Athletes Face Social Media Challenges

High school sports participation can be impacted by body image issues caused by social media, according to recent research shared among the nation’s pediatricians at an annual conference.

From the Editor's Desk

So Very Grateful

Gratitude is good for you. So let’s get to it!

Digital Edition

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