November 2020 
Play & Social Equity

A recent Voice of Play survey found that 88% of parents agree that outdoor play helps children cope with the mental impacts of social injustice in the United States. We take a look at the survey and how playgrounds help foster inclusiveness.

Medical, Science & Health Advisory Council to Advise IHRSA

The health and fitness industry is aligning with medical, science and health experts to help communicate the importance of exercise to overall well-being. Learn more about the new council that will advise IHRSA.

  October 2020 
Get Kids Moving Again

The CDC has recognized that young people are becoming increasingly sedentary—and that was before COVID-19. The American Council on Exercise brought fitness and health experts together to offer some guidance.

Better Lighting, Less Maintenance
Fant-Ewing Coliseum at University of Louisiana Monroe

When the University of Louisiana Monroe needed a solution that provided better lighting while reducing maintenance costs, it turned to LED lighting for its Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

  September 2020 
Philadelphia Eagles & Lincoln Financial Field Recognized for Safety & Security

The Philadelphia Eagles were recently credited with a SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Learn how the team has addressed safety and security at Lincoln Financial Field.

Lighting for People and the Planet

Gulf Shores features miles of pristine beaches along Alabama’s gulf coast, drawing more than 5 million people annually. But as a home to several species of endangered sea turtles, lighting decisions must be made carefully.

  August 2020 
Got Downtime? Upgrade Your Pump Room

Many commercial aquatic facilities have been closed for the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While you might be missing the guests in your pool, the prolonged shutdown does give aquatic facilities to opportunity to upgrade equipment in the pump room.

  July 2020 
Misconceptions About Chlorine Demand

There have been several changes in water care over the past few years, including an increase in saltwater pools and more. Through these changes, one problem that remains prevalent is chlorine demand.

The Growing Importance of Virtual Programming

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of the world online, and people of all generations are coming to embrace virtual engagement opportunities. Find out how to use virtual programming to boost your revenue potential with minimal overhead.

  June 2020 
Trends in Camp Facilities
A Look at Trends in Camps

From campgrounds and RV parks to summer sleepaway camps and more, these facilities provide some respite from the go-go world. Here is an overview of the latest trends in camp facilities.

Trends in Rec Centers
A Look at Trends in Sports & Recreation Centers

Whether publicly or privately owned, community sports and recreation centers are an outlet for a wide variety of activities, from team sports to fitness and beyond. Here is an overview of the latest rec center trends.

  May 2020 
A Creative Rec Center Renovation
Webster Recreation Center in Webster, N.Y.

Faced with austerity measures, the village of Webster, N.Y., explored innovative cost-saving measures to develop a recreation center for the community, ultimately choosing a creative renovation of an existing facility.

Keeping an Eye on the Weather at Nissan Stadium

When inclement weather struck the 2019 CMA Fest in Nashville, the safety and security team was ready to roll with a predetermined plan and high-performance equipment.

  April 2020 
Grow a Grassroots Skating Program

Last July, Learn to Skate USA reported record-breaking membership numbers. The program give members access to a wide range of tools and helps facilities across the United States enhance grassroots programming.

Bad Weather, Good Decisions

When there’s lightning, it’s essential to head for safety. The Sports Turf Managers Association is made up of field managers at the forefront of safety, and when it comes to bad weather, they are increasingly using predictive technology to make good decisions.

  March 2020 
Working 'Out'
Keep Your Facility Safe for Outdoor Workouts

Spring is finally approaching, and after a long winter, folks will want to take their workout into the great outdoors. Be careful not to expose your facility to risk when you take programming outside by learning how to protect your club.

5 Family-Friendly Parks & Rec Activities for 2020

While there’s always a place for the traditional, citizens are looking for new, trendy activities. Here’s the five hottest family-friendly activities that inclusive rec departments are adopting in 2020.

  February 2020 
Beyond Ordinary
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Nestled between sapphire seas and dramatic desert landscapes, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas offers guests a massive lagoon pool filled with saltwater from the nearby Pacific. Learn more about the challenges of the project.

Blazing a New Trail
Camp Prime Time in Yakima, Wash.

For 33 years, Camp Prime Time in Washington State, has provided a getaway for disabled and seriously ill children. But keeping the camp in running order can be a challenge, even when the jobs are small.

  January 2020 
Winter Fun: 10 Events and Activities For Cold Weather

Don’t know how to engage your community during the winter months? Get inspired with this list of fun events for all to enjoy.

Dehumidifier Replacement Improves Efficiency

For one luxury apartment community in Ottawa, Ontario, updating old equipment helped improve the indoor pool environment.