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Space For Fun & Wellness

12 Trends in Multipurpose Design

Feature Article - May 2017

Multipurpose facilities like YMCAs and community recreation centers aim to please a wide array of members with diverse offerings. Here are some of the most recent trends in facility design for these wide-ranging facilities.

From Land to Landscape

Effective Approaches to Park Design

Feature Article - May 2017

From engaging your community to getting the right team together, turning your land into a landscape that will draw visitors is a big task.

Evolving Aquatics

Trends in Municipal Aquatic Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2017

Building on a base of swim lessons, municipal aquatic facilities have grown their offerings to provide far more. Here's how design teams have innovated to bring more to community pools and aquatic centers.

If You Build It…

Up-to-Date Sports Facilities Aim to Bring Back Crowds

Feature Article - May 2017

Fewer people have been showing up for games at colleges and universities, and so forward-thinking schools are designing new stadiums and facilities that provide more of what modern crowds are looking for.

Water, Water Everywhere

Designing Flexible Pools

Supplement Feature - February 2017

Swimming pools have come a long way from the expected rectangles of the past. Nowadays, aquatic designers take flexibility into account and design aquatic facilities that offer myriad options for programming, competition and recreation.


Renovation Solutions for Indoor Pools

Guest Column - February 2017

When your indoor pool begins to show signs of its age, it's time to consider your renovation options. The good news is that there are cost-effective approaches to making your pool like-new again without starting over from scratch.


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.

Coming of Age

Shifting Trends in Design & Programming for Active Older Adults

Feature Article - January 2017

There's been a wave of facilities and programs designed to suit the needs of older adults who want to stay active beyond their middle years. This story takes a look at how things are shaping up for facilities looking to meet the needs of this audience.

2016 State of the Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2016

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Design Your Niche

Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches

Feature Article - May 2016

While cardio floors, weight areas and group fitness rooms are part and parcel of most fitness facilities, there are many niches that come and go as trends change. Here's how to design a facility that can roll with the changes.