A Beautiful Site

Improvements at Columbus Park in Piscataway, N.J., included this 33-foot, two-tiered octagonal shelter, which was designed, engineered and manufactured by ICON Shelter Systems Inc. of Zeeland, Mich. This shelter has an e-coated/powder-coated tubular-steel frame with a tongue-and-groove roof deck and Champagne Metallic standing-seam roof panels. The shelter ornamentation and handrails were custom-designed to fit the site. ICON manufactures a complete line of open, outdoor structures for use in park and recreational facilities, including shelters, gazebos, pavilions, kiosks, arbors, pergolas, clock towers, pedestrian bridges, carousel houses, athletic field shelters and bus shelters.

ICON Shelter Systems Inc.: 800-748-0985


Future Pro has ShootOut portable aluminum soccer goals in sizes from 9-foot Bantam to 24-foot Competition. The aluminum crossbar and posts can be 4-inch round, 4-inch square or 2-inch by 4-inch. All ShootOut soccer goals feature QwikTrack net attachment and a Torque Tested backstay attachment that eliminates corner weld failure, common when moving other portable goals. Official size (24-foot by 8-foot) ShootOut portable aluminum goals are compatible with gooseneck football goals, which allows soccer goals to be placed in front of the gooseneck football goal posts so both sports can use the same goal line.

Future Pro Inc.: 800-328-4625

Recycled Play

Since 1985 RB Rubber Products has produced products from recycled tires for the safety and comfort of clients and end users. RB is committed to the environment, as well as the reduction of children's injuries on our nation's playgrounds. Each year RB recycles more than 4 million tires. Each Bounce BackTM playground cushion uses the equivalent of four scrap passenger tires that are proudly recycled into useful high-quality products and kept from filling the nation's landfills. RB Rubber is a leader in the recycled rubber industry.

RB Rubber Products Inc.: 800-525-5530

Free Space

Cantilevers are an excellent addition to any facility desiring functional, aesthetically pleasing shade. The design frees up patron space while still offering optimal shade—perfect for bleacher covers, dugout covers, as well as pool decks. The frames consist of powder-coated steel and turnbuckles allow quick attachment and removal of the top. The tops are available in mesh or vinyl, which are 85 percent to 100 percent UV-protective. Visit Shade Creations by Waterloo's booth at the NRPA show to receive the new 2009 discount card, available only at trade shows.

Shade Creations by Waterloo: 800-537-1193

Safety Innovation

SofSurfaces has a strong commitment to its customers and to the millions of children who play on its surfaces every year. Utilizing technology and design engineering, SofSurfaces fulfills its responsibility to create safer, more durable surfaces that exceed fall protection standards by more than 25 percent. By leading the way in innovation, SofSurfaces has introduced a new era of safety surfacing—an era producing vandal resistance through locking design technology, durability and industry-leading performance warranties for 10 years running.

SofSurfaces Inc.: 800-263-2363

Keep It Clean

Brock Enterprises introduced the new WEDA W-50 Automatic Pool Cleaner to its large selection of high-quality products. WEDA is the first commercial cleaner that is made powerful, rugged and guaranteed to clean now smaller and the largest of swimming pools. Made with cast-aluminum pumps, drive units and frames, cast-chromium alloy pump impellers filtering up to 19,000 GPH water volume.

Brock Enterprises: 800-332-2360

Something New

Stop by GameTime's booth at this year's NRPA Conference & Expo to see the latest innovations in the fitness-based Xscape 2.0 product line, nature play and motion-based Xtreme Play. GameTime's new products are versatile, fun and beneficial, allowing children to climb and bounce to new heights of fun and excitement. GameTime's new features are sure to turn heads and invoke the imaginations of children and adults alike as they interact with the latest and greatest from this leader in play.

GameTime: 800-235-2440

A Wrap on the Wrist

Price Chopper offers Tyvek, vinyl, tri-laminate, holographic and silicone wristbands. Its Tyvek wristbands are strong, non-transferable, waterproof and consecutively numbered. Widest range of attractive stock designs and colors in both 3/4-inch and 1-inch widths with more than 200 choices of stock bands for same-day shipment. Vinyl, tri-laminate and holographic wristbands are available in 1-inch WideFace and 5/8-inch L-shaped styles, made with a permanent locking plastic snap and adjustable holes to fit various wrist sizes. Both styles offered in a wide range of neon and standard colors.

Price Chopper Wristbands: 888-695-6220