|Keeping Up, Reaching Out||
|Outfitting Fitness Facilities|
Thereís always something new on the fitness scene, and as fitness options evolve, the equipment changes too. We talked to manufacturers, fitness facilities and personal trainers to learn about the latest and greatest.
|More Than Child's Play||
|Thinking Outside the Sandbox|
Playground equipment is constantly revisited and evaluated for safety, creativity, innovation and more. Right now, from the philosophical underpinnings to the nuts-and-bolts manufacturing, play is undergoing important changes.
|Collaborate to Bring More to Your Community|
Whether your populationís demographics are changing, your budget is shrinking or some other external force is driving you to change your offerings, it is critical to find ways to maximize your assets and create the most value for your users. A little community collaboration goes a long way.
|Adding Versatile, Durable, Beautiful Restrooms|
Some park directors consider restrooms a luxury due to the costs of installation and maintenance. But if youíre outfitting a new site or refurbishing an existing park, you can look to durable, versatile and aesthetically pleasing structures that will suit your needs.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|Design Corner: Third-Party Aquatic Center Management|| |
|A Look at the Pros & Cons|
Sometimes it pays to contract management of your aquatic facility to a third party. From developers to USA Swimming and others, here are some pros and cons to the public-private relationship.
|Skateparks: Skatepark Evolution|| |
|The 'New' Concrete Skatepark|
Skateboards and the parks that accommodate them have both come a long way since they first hit the scene. Now precast concrete is revolutionizing the way skateparks are developed and built.
|Waterparks & Splash Play Areas: Cool Solutions|| |
|Shady Spaces Please Patrons|
Score an "A" on your next splashpad or aquatic project by incorporating shade and the three Cís—components, color and comfort—to ensure long-lasting cool fun on hot days.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
|Hot Sports, Cool Solution|
|Hangar Athletic Xchange in Los Angeles|
This sports center and state-of-the-art training facility opened its doors in July 2008. But while the competition can get hot on the courts, players are kept cool by a clever solution.
| PRODUCT SHOWCASES||