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Childcare

New Sources of Revenue for Entertainment Facilities

Guest Column - October 2012

Many family entertainment centers sit empty during school hours. By adding childcare services, you can grow your revenue while ensuring your facility is full of fun-loving kids.

Beyond Fitness

The Evolution of Multipurpose Facility Design

Feature Article - July 2012

The design of fitness and multipurpose facilities has come a long way, from the plain, stark boxes of the past to beautiful buildings filled with natural light and activities of all kinds. Find out more about this evolution in design.

A Wealth of Options

Getting Programming Right for Multipurpose Facilities

Feature Article - July 2012

Programming trends come and go, but there will always be tried-and-true ways to please your patrons. It starts with finding out what they want, and then tailoring your offerings to meet their needs.

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.

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.

YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

Feature Article - June 2012

Nonprofit facilities such as YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of amenities and programming. Learn which trends are taking hold at these facilities.

Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center

Dorchester, Massachusetts

Award Winner - May 2012

The center, built on a large six-acre urban site, is the largest private, nonprofit, social services investment in New England and the largest center in Massachusetts. The new facility, located in Boston's Uphams Corner neighborhood—which consists mostly of minorities, immigrants and those whose economic position makes them likely to suffer from poor health and nutrition—addresses the community's recreational, educational, nutritional, social, spiritual and artistic needs.

Central Park Recreation Center

Denver, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

Siting of such a large building—nearly 57,000 square feet—between the park and residential neighborhoods required finesse, as well as an understanding of vehicular and pedestrian patterns. The parking is located adjacent to Martin Luther King Boulevard, one of Denver's larger arterial roads and the main access point to downtown. This allows the remaining site to be more natural and pedestrian friendly. The building footprint is situated to allow the adjacent pocket park to extend across the entry plaza at the upper level. The orientation is rotated slightly north of west to allow spaces to capture western views without direct west solar gain.

Lindenwood University Evans Commons

St. Charles, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2012

The building serves the recreation, relaxation and socialization needs of students, and is the first building on campus to incorporate in one place the range and quality of amenities offered here. Student input was vital to the design of this facility. Students and administration visited many college campuses to gain an impression of what they would like in their facility, and the designers were able to incorporate the best of what they saw.

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.