Ready, Set, Go

The new Track Start Quickset starting platform offers a large 24-inch-wide by 32-inch-deep top mounted on a single-leg pedestal. Designed to accommodate most pool configurations, this platform is a seamless upgrade of existing Paragon Aquatic standard quickset platforms and will fit into existing quickset anchors. The anchor setback, or "B" dimension, ranges from 21 to 26 inches, depending on platform height. No tools are required for installation or removal of the platform. Custom models, powdered coating finish on the stainless-steel pedestal in a variety of colors, color sand-top finish and custom logo design are also available.

Recreonics Inc.: 800-428-3254

Take a Spin

Experience motion-based play as never before with the Sky Runner. This revolution in play design allows kids to discover the principals of motion while being exposed to a new world of play opportunities. Kids grab onto the spinning apparatus, get a running start, push off and soar through space without leaving the playground. All three versions of the Sky Runner—full size with a tilted upright, full size with a straight upright and the mini—offer maximum play value in limited space.

GameTime: 800-235-2440

Sand No More

Ask any parks and recreation director if sand plays a major role in the maintenance of outdoor drinking fountains. The answer will always be yes. Since sand plays such a significant role, Most Dependable Fountains Inc. has developed a practical option to handle the issue. The optional stainless-steel Bowl Sand Strainer prevents large particles from entering the drain line. It can be ordered for existing drinking fountains or as an option on a new fountain order.

Most Dependable Fountains Inc.: 800-552-6331

Multiple Choice

Many parks and recreational facilities accommodate multiple sports on the same fields. The most common question is, "How can I get a scoreboard that will provide adequate game information for all events?" Multi-use fields are a Fair-Play specialty. Baseball to football, soccer or lacrosse, these unique environments call for a scoreboard that can change with the seasons. Fair-Play Scoreboards offers a complete line of multipurpose scoreboards that can be used for a number of sports and incorporate two- or four-digit clocks to display time remaining. If baseball or softball is the primary sport played in your complex, try the MP-7114-2 model.

Fair-Play Scoreboards: 800-247-0265

Hydraulic Help

Transport Mobile Bleachers offer one of the only 10-row fast-setup systems with flexibility for sports and special events. Designed for rapid relocation, they feature a self-contained hydraulic actuation system that allows one-person setup in 10 minutes. They are available in seating capacities from 180 to 300 people. Century's Showmaster Series Mobile Sounds Shell Stage offers outdoor stage facilities with indoor theater control. Features include a hydraulically operated canopy for sun and rain protection during performances and a hydraulically operated stage deck for extra performance area. A variety of accessories and options are available to accommodate your staging needs.

Century Industries: 800-248-3371

Safe Play

Surface America leads the industry with a complete line of playground and sports surfacing systems. PlayBound™ TurfTop™ with infill transforms traditional playground areas into state-of-the-art recreational surfaces—providing a greater level of shock absorption to protect children as they play. Unlike traditional loose materials that shift as children play, TurfTop stays put, providing consistent and reliable safety. Designed to allow a free flow of water, this system enables the play area to be used immediately following heavy rain. Tough polyethylene fibers and resilient rubber granule infill resist wear and tear, creating the most durable, natural-looking surface on the market.

Surface America Inc.: 800-999-0555

Streetscape to Parkscape

The new Oak Knoll Series Bench from Pilot Rock includes many features and options to create a bench adaptable to any landscape and streetscape designs. The Oak Knoll Bench offers cast-iron frames, contour or flat seating, seats of recycled plastic timbers available in nine colors, hardwood timbers or powder-coated steel in six color choices, three lengths and surface-mount installation. Custom lettering is available on wood, plastic and steel benches. The Pilot Rock brand includes benches for every landscape, from rustic campsites to sophisticated streetscapes.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. / Pilot Rock: 800-762-5002

Shoot Out

Future Pro has new packaging options of Bison ShootOut portable aluminum soccer goals. Wheel kits and nets are free on all sizes, 24-inch international and competition goals through 9-foot bantam, of 4-inch square and 4-inch round Complete Packages, and competition-size 2-inch by 4-inch Complete Packages. Complete Packages include two goals, two nets, built-in transport wheel kits and rear horizontal stabilizer bars, auger-style hold-downs and QwikTrack net attachment kits. All include a backstay design that eliminates weld failures common with other portable soccer goals.

Future Pro: 800-328-4625