Green Room

Biological Mediation Systems manufactures structures and restroom facilities utilizing sustainable "green" building materials and renewable solar energy systems. BMS works closely with you to create custom-designed and engineered environmentally friendly and energy-efficient facilities meeting your needs within budget. Existing architecture and materials can be matched. BMS' patented, WRS, waterless system is one of the most efficient in the industry in reducing waste and maintenance. Thousands of gallons of water are conserved each year in heavy-traffic locations. BMS also designs waterborne flush facilities, concession buildings and park entry stations.

Biological Mediation Systems: 800-524-1097

Pump Up the Volume

What was once a luxury for selected neighborhoods is now the most economical choice for parks and recreation everywhere. FieldTurf requires little maintenance and has virtually no down time. This durability vastly improves the volume of activities that a FieldTurf field can support compared to natural grass. More than 50 major NCAA universities have FieldTurf in their stadiums, including Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, Washington, Oregon, Boston College, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Louisville and Missouri. Twenty-one of the NFL's 32 teams use FieldTurf at their stadiums and/or practice facilities. In addition, MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays have FieldTurf at their respective stadiums.

Fieldturf Tarkett: 800-724-2969

Work Out

The new HealthBeatTM Outdoor Fitness System by Landscape Structures Inc. brings the best of the gym to the great outdoors. Perfect for parks, trails or next to your playground, HealthBeat uses the latest exercise methodologies to provide a tailored workout for teens and adults of all fitness levels. And its sleek, intuitive design complements any natural setting. Nine state-of-the-art stations make it easy to create an outdoor fitness environment to meet your unique needs. And the HealthBeat System features Landscape Structures' industry-leading quality, durability and value.

Landscape Structures Inc.: 888-4FUNLSI (438-6574)

Memorial Benches

Park benches as memorials are a popular site amenity for public parks, streetscapes and trails. It's a win-win for both parties—the donor gets some deserved recognition, and the agency gets needed site equipment. Pilot Rock park benches offer several types of customized plaques or lettering to suit the bench, the message and the landscape. These include plastic-laminated plaques, round cast-aluminum plaques, engraved letters and new for 2008, custom cut-steel signage. Both the bench and the sign are designed to withstand constant exposure to the elements and the public. Pilot Rock Park Equipment is designed and manufactured in the United States.

R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc.: 800-762-5002

Aquatic Adventures

AquaPlay multi-level play structures provide a world of aquatic adventure for the entire family. Loaded with interactive play features such as tipping buckets, slides, net climbs and lots of splashing water. Available in many different sizes, colors and themes, the possibilities are unlimited.

Whitewater West Industries Ltd.: 800-775-4337

Get Moving

Ready to turn it up a notch for your kids? Burke's all-new Intensity fitness play complex is designed to challenge and exercise young bodies while providing so much fun kids won't want to go home. Designed to meet the requirements for children ages 5 to 12, Intensity appeals to children with a focus on basic physical skills, coordination, strength, balance and endurance. This month's focus is power climbing events, which include the Agility Arc, Power Pipes and Vital Vortex. These challenging and complex events develop spatial awareness while promoting muscular strength and balance.

BCI Burke Company LLC: 800-356-2070

Under Cover

KD Kanopy has manufactured and printed canopies, free-standing banners and tension tents since 1984. During its years in business, KD Kanopy has pioneered one of the first pop-up canopies and many original designs. Along with manufacturing canopies, KD Kanopy also specializes in large format digital printing of graphics on fabric. Pictured is the KD Kanopy TwinStar Canopy at the PGA Long Drive Contest. The PGA used the KD TwinStar to display event sponsor logos.

KD Kanopy: 800-432-4435

A Play Banquet

Recreation Creations Inc. prides itself on creating innovative playground equipment to meet and exceed the needs of schools, parks and early childhood centers. Equipment is durable, safe, and environmentally friendly and addresses the physical activity necessary to maintain good health, weight and fitness. RCI offers a colorful bonanza of panels, slides, conventional climbers, rock climbers, net climbers, decks, entries, overheads and roofs. Structures inspire imagination and challenge. Post-consumer recycled material is used to produce environmentally friendly playground equipment. RCI assists in planning optimum playgrounds customized for each client's specific needs.

Recreation Creations Inc.: 800-766-9458