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Darlington Park Creates Largest Wibit on the East Coast

Sponsored by Commercial Recreation Specialists

With existing spring-fed lakes on 178 acres of land, Darlington Park in Mahwah, N.J., sought out ways to revitalize the recreation experience for the next generation as well as draw long-lost visitors back in. Parks and Recreation officials in Bergen County contemplated many amenities to add to their portfolio of programming options but, like many, they desired uniqueness.

Made in the Shade - Shelters & Shade Structures Provide More Than Shelter From the Storm

Sponsored by Icon Shelter Systems Inc.

Park and recreation facility designers and manufacturers of shade and shelter structures are increasingly being challenged by a demanding public and other municipal stakeholders to not only provide a safe outdoor place under which to protect people from the harmful radiation of the sun and other harsh weather elements —as important as that is—but also to create architecturally sophisticated and visually attractive structures that can function as welcoming social meeting places. 

Strength in Numbers - Outdoor Fitness Continues to Gain Ground

Sponsored by ActionFit by UltraSite

Spurred by the isolation and quarantine demanded by the pandemic, more and more people chose outdoor exercise and have continued using that option long after social distancing requirements expired. Many gyms have tried to help by starting outdoor fitness classes, and manufacturers innovated with home workout products.

Engage More Visitors With Self-Serve Technology

Sponsored by Xplor Technologies

According to Recreation Management’s State of the Industry Report, staffing is the top challenge faced by recreation, sports and fitness facilities, but increasing participation and engagement with visitors is also high on the list of top concerns. Both of these issues can be addressed with self-serve technologies that lessen the load on staff while improving engagement with all demographics.

Find Efficient Restroom & Park Building Solutions

Sponsored by CXT Inc.

Providing clean, attractive and well-maintained park restrooms is a surefire solution to ensuring the comfort of people visiting your parks, ballfields and other sites. While many sites rely on porta-potties, this is not the ideal solution when guest comfort is your goal. What’s more, you might be looking to incorporate other types of park buildings, such as concessions or storage.

Elevate Your Shelter

Sponsored by Icon Shelter Systems

Shelters, gazebos, pergolas and other structures can beautify your park or site, making it more appealing to visitors while also giving them a comfortable place to get out of the hot sun or wait out a rainstorm. While a wide variety of beautiful options are available straight from the manufacturer’s catalog, you also can go one step further and elevate your shelter with customization options that make it even more attractive and welcoming.

Get Creative With Your Splash Pad

Sponsored by Water Odyssey

With their wide variety of colors, water sprays and mists, splash play areas are a natural draw for people of all ages. If you want to make sure your splash pad stands out from the pack, there are many ways to get creative and make it truly unique.

Light It Right

Sponsored by Musco Lighting

In the past decade, the sports lighting world was revolutionized when LED lighting emerged as a cost-effective solution at facilities ranging from professional stadiums to neighborhood parks.