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DECEMBER 2021 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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Schoolyard Playground Program Earns ASLA Olmsted Medal

Instituted in 1990 to recognize individuals, organizations, agencies and programs outside the profession of landscape architecture for environmental leadership, vision and stewardship, the American Society of Landscape Architects' Olmsted Medal was recently awarded to the Trust for Public Land's New York City Playgrounds Program. Program Director Mary Alice Lee received the Olmsted Medal on behalf of The Trust for Public Land, the second time that the organization's work has been recognized with the prestigious award.

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REC NEWS

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual awards.

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STMA Announces 2021 Field of the Year Winners

Sports Turf Managers Association announced its 2021 Field of the Year winners, an award spotlighting the individuals and programs who excelled this year in providing quality, safe playing surfaces.

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TPL Applauds L.A. Mayor's Directive on Park Equity

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive emphasizing park equity across the city.

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STMA Names Mowing Pattern Contest Winner

Sports Turf Managers Association named Justin Scurry, grounds supervisor for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, its 2021 Mowing Pattern Contest winner, with his submission titled "Under the Carolina Sky."

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ASBA Announces David Marsden as Winner of Industry Merit Award

The American Sports Builders Association presented its Industry Merit award to David Marsden, CTCB of Boston Tennis Court Construction Company in Hanover, Mass.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Playgrounds Are One of the Most Commonly Planned Additions

Playgrounds Are One of the Most Commonly Planned Additions

More than half (55.3%) of respondents to the Industry Report survey said that their facilities currently include at least one playground. They were led by those from parks, where 82.8% currently include playgrounds. More than half of respondents from Ys (65.5%) and camps (60.3%) also said their facilities currently include playgrounds.

Among those with plans to add amenities to their facilities, 16.9% said they are planning to add playground equipment, making it the third most commonly planned addition (after outdoor fitness equipment and splash play areas). Some 19.9% of park respondents with plans for any additions said they would be adding playgrounds, as did 18.2% of Y respondents and 22.6% of camp respondents.

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Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

Most waterparks felt a deep impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but many took advantage of the downtime to upgrade their guest experience. If you're ready to tackle that project, read on to get some ideas on how to come back with a splash.

For more information, read Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery.

Safety, Durability & Performance: Trends in Synthetic Turf

Today's synthetic turf is easier on athletes while continuing to provide a low-maintenance surface that can provide far more hours of play and practice than natural turf fields.

For more information, read Safety, Durability & Performance: Trends in Synthetic Turf.

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

In Brookhaven, Ga., a public-private partnership brings high-level tennis instruction to the community at the Blackburn Tennis Center. And with a new lighting upgrade, it does so even more efficiently and effectively.

For more information, read Keep Your Eye on the Ball.

Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

Successful aquatic facilities offer a range of programming, from the basic and expected learn-to-swim and lifeguard training through aquatic exercise, water polo, kayaking and much more. Learn more about the trends that will keep your facility swimming to success.

For more information, read Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New.

What Our Industry Needs Right Now Is Play

It's been a rough year, and people of all ages are emerging from it with a refreshed desire to get active, and a fresh need for play.

For more information, read What Our Industry Needs Right Now Is Play.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2022 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 17 to 20 (www.stma.org/conference)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2022, Jan. 23 to 25 (www.iaapa.org)
AOAP 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 7 to 10 (www.aquaticpros.org/conference-exposition)
2022 ACA National Conference, Feb. 8 to 11 (www.acacamps.org/conference)
Amusement Expo International 2022, March 15 to 17 (www.amusementexpo.org)

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