PRODUCT SHOWCASE

PROBLEM-SOLVER SHOWCASE

PROBLEM:
We've noticed puddles and cracks on our tennis and basketball courts.

SOLUTION:
SportMaster Acrylic Patch Binder is a 100 percent acrylic binder that is mixed on-site with Portland cement and silica sand. Acrylic Patch Binder is ideal for filling depressions that cause puddles, commonly called "birdbaths," and performing other surface repairs like spalling and cracking. Acrylic Patch Binder can be applied using a SportMaster straight edge or a screed that is wider than the depression.

Sportmaster: 800-326-1994

PROBLEM:
Waterworks Park in Reading, Mich., desperately needed to replace worn-out playground equipment that had become unsafe.

SOLUTION:
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation provided a grant to purchase a new playground. Recreation Creations Inc.® worked with the city to design a park that would accommodate kids of all ages. More than 40 volunteers helped. The students from Reynolds Elementary School were so grateful for the renovated play space, they wrote thank-you letters.

Recreation Creations Inc.: 800-766-9468

PROBLEM:
We'd like to offer more diverse activities at our parks.

SOLUTION:
Disc golf is one of today's fastest-growing sports, and a course of nine or 18 Disc Pole Holes is inexpensive to install. Get more for less. Buy nine or more Mach III or Mach V Disc Pole Holes and get one more free. "The activity provides low-cost recreation to the community, while being low cost for installation and maintenance. …We have no regrets," said one buyer. "Disc golf may be the best kept recreational secret."

Disc Golf Association Inc.: 831-722-6037

PROBLEM:
The auto belays we use on our climbing walls were recalled, and we need a replacement option.

SOLUTION:
Spectrum Sports International has a patent-pending auto belay that retrofits to existing climbing walls and is offering a $500 discount per unit to former MSA Redpoint customers. This engineered device is built to strict ASTM F-24 standards, has a clean safety record and low service costs. Self-installation is possible, or utilize Spectrum Sports' experienced auto belay team.

Spectrum Sports International: 888-563-0163

PROBLEM:
We are looking for a low-cost shovel-ready restroom solution.

SOLUTION:
CXT® Concrete buildings are a low-cost, low-maintenance, shove-ready solution. The all-concrete roof and wall design withstands floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and the nastiest of vandalism. The buildings come pre-plumbed, prewired and ready to use. Buildings are available in a variety of designs and styles with many standard options. If you're looking to upgrade a park with your stimulus money, check out CXT's restrooms, concessions and showers.

CXT Inc.: 800-696-5766

PROBLEM:
During bad weather and hot sun, we face a difficult problem of overhead protection during drop-off and pick-up for our patrons.

SOLUTION:
Coverworx – Recreational Architecture has created the versatile and innovative "Checkmark" shelter, an all-steel single-sloping original shelter design. With or without the "full soffit" (shown), the Coverworx "Checkmark" is an affordable, prefabricated, powder-coated, rust-resistant cover structure that can be customized to fit any entryway to any facility.

Coverworx: 800-657-6118

PROBLEM:
Our facility is noticing less use of the racquetball courts. Can this space be used to build a climbing wall?

SOLUTION:
Yes! Racquetball (and other sport) courts can be converted into climbing walls. Nicros can design and build the wall using one of their innovative climbing wall systems, including A.R.T.WallTM and NicroliteTM . Nicros will custom-design your climbing wall to utilize the space as efficiently as possible and increase the number of participants and program options.

Nicros Inc.: 651-778-1975

PROBLEM:
We want to protect our flooring from changes in humidity and other potential problems.

SOLUTION:
The Aacer PowerVentTM Airflow's patented design features an exclusive under-floor detection system. Should the under-floor humidistat detect moisture, it will trigger fan units that will start circulating air through the floor system before it is noticeable to facility personnel. Aacer has saved several floors from failure with the assistance of the PowerVentTM Airflow system.

Aacer Flooring: 877-582-1181