|Keep Your Skatepark on the Cutting Edge||
|Adding challenge and enhancing safety|
We shift through some of the big issues regarding skate park safety. Find out how various facilities manage their liability—and keep a facility fun.
|Getting athletic fields in good shape is both complicated and not-so-complicated|
The quality of your dirt, grass and turf may be underappreciated, but they should never be overlooked. Make sure youíre following some of the best field design and maintenance practices.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|The Summer Camp Course Has Grown Up|| |
|Professional Ropes Course Association|
Numerous summer camps still operate a more traditional ropes challenge course as part of camp adventure activities, but in emerging markets, for adventure-seekers of all ages, the summer camps ropes course has certainly grown up.
|Where Do I Store That?|| |
|Organization and Storage Space|
Everyone struggles with it. What should be saved? Where to store it? Every recreational facility needs to order and maintain supplies, archive documents, and store parts and equipment.
|Climbing Interest|| |
One of the most exciting trends in parks and recreation is the popularity of new classes of independent climbers.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
Berens Park in Elmhurst, Ill., has been a fixture for sports practices for more than 30 years. But since it was created, houses have encircled it on all sides, so other amenities—gymnastics programs, playgrounds, community meeting spaces—were placed elsewhere, leaving Berens Park as a well-loved facility but one not quite living up to its full potential.
|A Multigenerational Place to Play|
|Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority's Destination Park project|
Itís hard to say which is more impressive: The Lewisburg Area Recreation Authorityís new park or its moxie.
|Fitting the Community's Lifestyle|
|Shoreview Community Center: Tropics Waterpark and Fitness Center|
Shoreview, Minn., is a fitness-minded community, and itís also quite organized. These two traits have blended to give the city a wildly successful and well-used gathering place that just keeps getting better.
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