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Create a Destination in Your Park

Problem Solver - August 2015

You can choose a structure inspired by designs in a catalog, modify a current design with different columns, colors, roof types and laser-cut ornamentation, or create a truly unique structure that starts from your own ideas or sketch.

Make Your Site Pet- and People-Friendlier

Problem Solver - August 2015

You also should post the rules for your park or site in a central location, such as the entrance, and be sure to emphasize rules associated with pets, including leash and cleanup requirements. In addition, be sure to have uniformed staff members visit the park on a regular basis. A physical presence will let pet owners know that you're supervising, and also will give you the opportunity to explain the rules to those who turn their backs when their pup makes a deposit.

Find Green Site Furnishings

Problem Solver - August 2015

How can these products be used to encourage recycling? Many site furniture catalogs provide you with ways to promote green initiatives, particularly recycling initiatives. This can often be achieved with special lids and decals on existing litter receptacles or through recycling stations customized to accept your unique recyclables and litter.

Take It Outside

Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

Feature Article - July 2015

Providing fitness equipment for free use at a park, along a trail or near a playground offers a smart way to build your community and help its members get more active.


Raise the Roof!
Theater on the Green in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Facility Profile - July 2015

When this town wanted to provide a covered venue for performances and other events, they turned to a nearby manufacturer of shades and shelters for the perfect solution.

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Public Parks = Economic Value
Pittsburgh Parks Create Solid Financial Impact

Before You Go - July 2015

Besides the fact that parks provide recreation and health benefits, are aesthetically pleasing and bring people closer to nature, they also provide economic value to cities.

2015 State of the Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2015

More than 2,300 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. . Here, we summarize their responses.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2015

In this section, we outline the trends in parks and recreation organizations' facilities, highlighting construction and facility budgets, as well as planning for construction and programming.

Picture Perfect Parks & Sites

Working With Landscape Architects on Park Design

Feature Article - May 2015

You might think park design is a simple process of picking a site and placing some amenities. But when you have a landscape architect in your corner, you can make your site into a stunning community gathering place.

Flourish Through Funding

Strategies to Support Park Creation and Maintenance

Supplement Feature - April 2015

While budgets have tightened, there are still plenty of opportunities for funding your parks projects. From legislative approaches to grants, volunteering, concession contracts and more, we examine various methods for boosting your parks' potential.