October 2023 Issue


St Charles Park DistrictTrailblazers

From Exercise to Economics, Communities See Trails’ BenefitsBuilding new trails for commuters, bikers and walkers is one way to make your community more attractive to people of all ages, from working families with kids to retirees and more.


Public Restroom CompanyLet’s Get This Potty Started

Restroom Structures Make Sites More WelcomingWhen you gotta go, you gotta go, and that’s why your site needs restrooms. This feature examines some of the basics you need to know to get going on your park restroom project.


AEONStop, Look & Listen

Upgraded Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Technology Delivers on Gameday
From videoboards and scoreboards that help viewers stay engaged in the game to lighting and sound that make the game easier to see and hear, upgrading your technology can upgrade the gameday experience.


Aquatic Development GroupTickets to Paradise

Indoor Waterparks Bring Fun to All Climates
When you take the water fun indoors, you make it possible to slide, splash and play all year long. Here, we take a closer look at indoor waterpark facilities.



Splash Play Continues to Meet Evolving Needs
Many municipalities and parks and rec departments continue to list splash play areas as a top-planned amenity. Find out what’s new in these popular recreational spaces.


Blue Springs ParksAquatic Aspirations

Municipal Aquatic Parks Create a Waterpark Vibe Close to Home
As the traditional outdoor pools from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s continue to reach the end of their lifespans, municipalities have been planning and executing what’s next for the community.


​​​​inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: Building & Sharing Aquatic Expertise

The Association of Aquatic Professionals discusses the importance of growing your knowledge base in aquatics and networking with other professionals.

Web Exclusives

Preserving Nature, Providing Recreation

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority recently opened an 1,859-acre preserve, protecting sensitive habitat and providing five miles of trails and a wide range of accessible experiences for visitors.

A Classic Hotel Adds Mini Golf

In May 2022, the iconic 135-year-old Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island opened an 18-hole miniature golf course, earning accolades from guests. 

From the Editor's Desk

Spooky Season

October is here; what fun do you have planned?

Wet & Wild!

How municipal parks manage to operate and grow, and how indoor waterparks bring water fun to everyone, no matter the weather.

Digital Edition

October 2023 Cover