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Create a Park Centerpiece

Problem Solver - August 2014

When you think of the places and spaces that define a community, parks are at the forefront. Well-designed parks provide a place where people can gather to play and celebrate. When you provide a focal point to anchor the site, you create an unforgettable centerpiece for your community.

Create a Standout Gathering Area

Problem Solver - August 2014

Community parks are the perfect gathering spot. Whether it's a full-blown family reunion or a spur-of-the-moment picnic, when you're going to get together and dine al fresco, the park is the place to do it. Well-designed picnic areas aim to provide comfort and fun for visitors who are celebrating, dining and enjoying their time together.

Provide a Unique Look for Your Site

Problem Solver - August 2014

When you select shelters, pavilions, gazebos and kiosks that provide a unique look, your site can become a destination for members of your community and beyond.

Create Effective Memorials

Problem Solver - August 2014

Parks and recreation organizations often get requests from families, friends and community organizations to dedicate memorials. These can be beautiful plantings and gardens, dedicated trees, statues, or even site furnishings, such as benches with a dedication. There are many ways to memorialize and recognize someone in your community. Working with site furnishing manufacturers, you can create unique and effective memorials for your parks.

Keep Your Park Clean

Problem Solver - August 2014

Unsightly dog waste can be a big problem at public parks and trails. No one wants to come across such a mess while enjoying their favorite park or strolling along a walking trail. With the right solutions in place, you can encourage pet owners to clean up after their furry friends, keeping your park or trail clean and pleasant for everyone.

Update Your Bike Path

Problem Solver - August 2014

More and more communities are investing in improvements that enable citizens to walk, jog and bike. From bike lanes on city streets to bike paths and greenways, these amenities are a huge improvement for those who like to get from place to place under their own steam. But controlling traffic on these paths is important.

Provide Comfortable, Compliant Spectator Seating

Problem Solver - August 2014

For parades, concerts, sporting events and more, communities rely on bleachers to provide a place for everyone to sit. You can provide the bare minimum, but if you want to ensure safety and compliance with local codes and give everyone a comfortable view, you should consider bleachers with certain features that set them above and beyond the simplest options.

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Rx: Back to Nature

Before You Go - August 2014

Your prescription: Spend some time in nature.

Removing Park Barriers

Web Exclusive - July 2014

Whether it's a playground suited for all abilities, a trail that provides wheelchair users access to a beautiful view or a picnic area that allows everyone to enjoy their time together, accessibility in our parks is a critical issue. Learn more about how some park sites are removing barriers and improving access.

2014 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2014

More than 2,200 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.