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Maintenance & Operations: Playgrounds

Playgrounds and Sense of Place

Feature Article - July 2012

No longer the simple structures of the past, playgrounds can help establish a sense of place and more, all while encouraging kids to get active.

2012 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2012

More than 2,000 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

Maintenance & Operations: Turf Management

Sustainable Turf Management
An Organic Systems-Based Approach

Feature Article - March 2012

More and more communities and agencies are going green. This includes adopting more sustainable grounds maintenance practices.

Field Maintenance

No Snow?
Consequences of a Nearly Snow-Free Winter on Ballfields

Guest Column - March 2012

This past winter has been striking for its lack, or near lack, of snow in many areas. Learn how this affects your ballfields, and what you need to do to get them ready for the players to take to the field.

Operations & Maintenance: Fitness Facilities

Formula for Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - February 2012

Careful design and proper ongoing practices are key to ensure your fitness facility is in top condition.

Cool It Down

Indiana State University Saves on Cooling Towers

Web Exclusive - January 2012

One of the areas where overhead can be contained or reduced is in the operation of the chilled water systems that support air conditioning throughout college campuses, specifically the cooling towers.

Operations & Maintenance: Locker Rooms

Quality Materials, Security Improve Locker Room, Restroom Upkeep

Web Exclusive - January 2012

Locker rooms are a crucial aspect of the facilities they serve, but they can also present maintenance challenges. Getting it right in the first place, with proper materials and designs that take security into account, will help smooth the process.

Maintenance Series: Vandalism & Graffiti

Straighten Up, Fly Right
Preventing Vandalism, Graffiti With Smart Maintenance

Feature Article - November 2011

Graffiti and vandalism in your parks and facilities can be a slippery slope, sliding toward even more damage and even crime. Here we offer tips on preventing small problems from developing further.

Maintenance Series: Aquatics

What's in the Water?
Prevent Problems With Proper Pool Maintenance

Feature Article - October 2011

If you're not adhering to best practices in pool maintenance, you might not know what's in your water. To ensure swimmers are safe, pool maintenance is crucial.

Maintenance Series: Grounds

Caring for Growing Places
Grounds—and Their Crews—Require Careful Attention

Feature Article - July 2011

Great grounds can make a great impression, but only if they are properly cared for. This month we take a look at grounds maintenance practices.