|Play to Live, Live to Play||
|Playground development, from design to construction and beyond|
Find out how smart planning from square one, correct installation, as well as regular maintenance and inspections all can add up to a safe play environment.
|Updating your aquatic facility and programming without going overboard|
Looking for ways to get more people into the pool? We offer some handy tips for revitalizing your facility and programming without going off the deep end.
|Six habits of highly effective special events|
Whether it be a festival or 5K (or both), several key strategies and the right team can help make your special event a success.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|The Validity of Accreditation|| |
|National Council on Strength and Fitness|
The need to fill staff positions has become a common ongoing chore for many fitness facilities. Prudent managers who maintain a reasonable concern for liability risks realize the importance of finding and hiring only qualified staff.
|Selecting Fitness Equipment for Special Populations|| |
|Fitness and Exercise|
Look around any fitness facility. Exercisers with special needs are everywhere. Weíll focus on equipment needs for four groups: older adults (age 55 and up), pregnant women, people with disabilities, and children and teenagers.
|Donít Be Powerless|| |
Power outage. These two words can damage the recreation and sports industry on a number of levels.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
|Synthetic Turf and All That Jazz|
|Silver Spring Jazz Festival|
Silver Spring, Md.
With its second annual jazz festival fast approaching, the bustling town of Silver Spring, located in Montgomery County, Md., couldíve been stuck singing the blues because its 35,000-square-foot outdoor concert space was not yet a viable venue.
|Spreading its Wings|
|Butterfly Garden And Bug Carousel At The Bronx Zoo|
New York City
Getting back to nature, even in the heart of a busy metropolis, never has been so easy, especially since the Bronx Zoo—which sits on 265 acres surrounded by New York City—opened its new Butterfly Garden last May.
|Preserving Prairie History|
|Whitetail Park |
On any given day the new $2 million Whitetail Park in Lafayette, Colo., is a lively scene for multiple generations and interests. Given the challenge of creating a place that was all things to all people, the park was designed as a hybrid that meets the various needs of the community.
| PRODUCT SHOWCASES||