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By the Shore

Waterfronts Provide Economic Strength, Charm

Feature Article - March 2017

If your community has a waterfront—whether along a river or lakefront, an abandoned quarry or a beach—you've got the ability to develop an amenity that will draw visitors for some passive and active recreation.


Nature on the Waterfront
Rosewood Beach in Highland Park, Ill.

Facility Profile - February 2017

A new design for this beachfront park along Lake Michigan preserves sightlines along the lakeshore, along with the ecology of the site, while providing visitors access to the beach.

University Recreation

On the Water
Northwestern Sailing Center in Evanston, Ill.

Facility Profile - October 2016

With its views of Lake Michigan, Northwestern University's Sailing Center provides a boatload of boating opportunities, and fits right into the landscape.


Water Fun for Everyone
Wake Island in Pleasant Grove, Calif.

Facility Profile - September 2016

When this popular water resort wanted to boost the fun, they turned to an inflatable obstacle course.

Generate Revenues From Your Waterfront

Problem Solver - August 2016

In addition, you need to know your audience. If you want to create a broad appeal, you'll need to create three types of zones: shallow, deep and passive. The shallow zone is perfect for younger kids, as well as swimmers with limited ability. A deep zone will include thrilling pieces for climbing, bouncing and sliding, and will attract teens and adults. A passive zone can feature floating mats and platforms, in addition to pieces with shade so folks can get out of the sun.

Add Boating to Your Waterfront

Problem Solver - August 2016

Not everyone who visits your park will be familiar with rowing a canoe, though, so if you really want to maximize your attraction, be sure to include pedal boats as a simple, safe alternative.

Making Waves on the Waterfront

Recreational Amenities in and Near Water See Surging Interest

Feature Article - April 2016

Providing a range of recreational options can bring in revenue and boost excitement in the community. From riverfront parks to reclaimed lakes to manmade family aquatic centers, what are some ideas for transforming a source of water into a source of Wow!

Bring 'Wow' to Your Waterfront

Problem Solver - August 2015

Within the water, you'll want to create shallow and deep water zones to allow swimmers of all abilities to enjoy the water. The shallow zones can offer a variety of floats, mats and low-profile slides so less proficient swimmers can climb and play, and adults can relax. Deeper water can incorporate sports parks using inflatables as well as higher-profile slides to provide entertainment to more advanced swimmers, as well as teens and adults.


Making a Splash
Splash Island at Lake Gregory in Crestline, Calif.

Facility Profile - May 2015

When this lakefront attraction wanted to boost attendance and create some excitement, they turned to a partner who could turn their waterfront into an aquatic park.

Waterfront Access

Clever Planning, Activities Help Draw Visitors

Feature Article - March 2015

If you have water, whether a lake, a river or the ocean, in your back yard, then you've got a natural amenity that can attract visitors from near and far. But first, you have to know how to develop that space.