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Art in the Park

Innovative Designs Add Aesthetic Interest to Your Green Space

Feature Article - October 2013

Adding art to your site can provide a unique and engaging experience for visitors. And it's not as difficult as you might think. Read on to learn how to incorporate artistic elements into your existing or planned green spaces.


No Shortage of Ideas
Salem Family YMCA in Salem, Va.

Facility Profile - October 2013

When it came time to rework the popular Salem Family YMCA, there was no lack of good ideas. Learn how this facility made its way through a highly effective renovation project.

Jumping Off the Deep End

Daring Trends in Aquatic Facility Design

Feature Article - July 2013

As facility construction begins to pick up, many aquatic directors are looking at new trends and new ways to increase interest in the pool. Find out some of the latest aquatic design trends.

Regional Information

A Look at Regional Trends

Feature Article - June 2013

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions differ.

Iowa State University State Gym

Ames, Iowa

Award Winner - May 2013

The $46.2 million project involved the overhaul of the State Gym with an addition that connects both the gym and Beyer Hall into one cohesive recreation and wellness complex. Moreover, the State Gym's enhancement provides a complementary recreation and wellness facility to the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, which is located on the opposite side of the campus.

University of Central Missouri Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Warrensburg, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2013

On one level, the combination of curricular and co-curricular programs has immense implications for student learning. On another level, the facility has become the place to engage in recreation for students, faculty and staff.

NRH Centre

North Richland Hills, Texas

Award Winner - May 2013

The most significant example of this philosophy is the program itself. The Centre is not just a recreation center. Nor is it a venue for special events. It is not just a senior center. It is all of these things, under one roof. The innovative strategy of combining facilities that were either missing or scattered about town into one civic place combines the pragmatic benefits of providing economy of scale and operational expenses with the intangibles of building community.

California Polytechnic State University, Recreation Center

San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner - May 2013

The support and input from university students as well as their participation in the final design and approval helped bring the new center to life, with the goal of boosting recreation programs and helping to maximize views into the building. The project team also worked closely with the university's recreation, athletics, Kinesiology and various academic departments to help create the new center.

Missouri State University Bill R. Foster & Family Recreation Center

Springfield, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2013

The new center features basketball courts, a MAC (multiuse activity court), a weight-fitness area, group exercise rooms, a jogging track, a climbing/bouldering wall, an indoor fitness/activity pool, a wellness suite, an outdoor bouldering area, administration space and more.

Georgia College Wellness & Recreation Center

Milledgeville, Georgia

Award Winner - May 2013

The new $28.2 million center creates an iconic front door to the west campus that helps establish a renewed sense of community and campus life. The facility's design involves an arrangement of pathways that connect the Wellness Center with residential life at the university, an outdoor leisure pool, conference and dining hall facility, as well as athletic fields.