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Sustainable Landscape Design

Feature Article - October 2012

Many parks are turning to sustainable landscaping, which helps keep operating costs down while adhering to a green mission.

Trash To Treasure

Transforming Brownfields Into Playing Fields and Parks

Feature Article - September 2012

Brownfields offer a near-perfect option for many landlocked areas looking to expand recreational offerings. Find out more about how the redevelopment process works.

Maintenance & Operations: Fitness Facilities

Green in the Gym

Feature Article - September 2012

If you want a gymnasium that doesn't overload your maintenance staff, begin with the right design. Green strategies can help reduce long-term costs and maintenance requirements.

Keep Your Play Spaces Green

Problem Solver - August 2012

Doing your homework now ensures that play spaces will be as green as the grass surrounding your playground for generations to come.

Find an Efficient, Green Building Solution

Problem Solver - August 2012

Natural lighting options, such as skylights and translucent wall panels, reduce the amount of energy used inside the building. Natural lighting not only lowers your energy costs, but also is highly aesthetically pleasing for patrons.

Find an Eco-Friendly Restroom Solution

Problem Solver - August 2012

The facility can operate on standard AC or solar DC power. And, if you want to provide running water for sinks and drinking fountains, this can be done as well.

Make Heating & Cooling More Efficient

Problem Solver - August 2012


Design Corner

Restored Ecology as Park Design Inspiration

Guest Column - July 2012

The master plan for Valley View Park in West Des Moines, Iowa, is the culmination of an extensive public involvement process, investigation and evaluation of historic site conditions and a balanced approach to park development that incorporates human needs and environmental considerations.

Need Energy? Make Your Own

YMCA of the North Shore Saves Resources, Operating Costs with Co-Generation

Web Exclusive - July 2012

Fitness facilities can get a boost when they engage in cogeneration solutions to power their facilities. Learn how a YMCA has taken advantage of this technology to reduce its operating expenditures.

The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Award Winner - May 2012

This cornerstone of a new campus master plan aims to enhance the total student life experience at Gettysburg College, creating a new axis for campus with a strong visual connection with its entry and the existing football stadium entry. The center features a 20,000-square-foot aquatic center with 50-meter pool, a 35-foot climbing wall, bouldering wall, locker rooms, multipurpose room and 10,000-square-foot fitness center. The initial phase of this $22.9 million project also included updates to the central energy plan and a 5,000-square-foot renovation of the existing fieldhouse to create a competition area.