|All Together Now||
|Making Play Safe & Accessible|
Before it is opened for fun and play, a playground must go through a careful planning process—one that ensures accessibility and safety for the children.
|Steps Toward Wellness||
|Communities & Facilities Take Action to Improve Health|
With obesity and its accompanying health problems continuing to challenge the American public, recreation, sports and fitness facilities are looking for ways to team up with others in their communities to help address the situation.
|Expand Your Reach||
|Marketing in a Web 2.0 World|
Itís one thing to be on Facebook and Twitter. Itís something else entirely to be using social media well. If youíre ready to get on board, read on and weíll show you how a few state park organizations are getting it right.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|Field Maintenance|| |
|Spruce Up Your Sports Field for Spring|
Spring is in the air, and that means baseball season. To ensure your fields are ready for the increased traffic, you need to pay close attention to your field maintenance practices.
|Facility Maintenance|| |
|Combat Germs in the Gym|
In the gym itís easy to share germs. Ensure your facility is as clean as possible by implementing a careful cleaning strategy.
|Aquatic Marketing|| |
|Is Waterpark Envy Killing You?|
How Rectangles Can Work
It seems as though many facility managers canít stop feeling envious of pools with slides and other bells and whistles. But there are ways to make your rectangle work for you that donít involve expensive upgrades.
|Keep Pools Open in Challenging Times |
'Green' Pools and the Virginia Graeme Baker Act
As budgets shrink, you may be looking to save money in your aquatic operations. Updated, greener technology might be just the solution youíre looking for.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
|Pointing to the Future|
|The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho|
With its wide range of recreation, sports and fitness opportunities, the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur díAlene, Idaho offers an example that planners can turn to as they design community centers for the future.
|Splashing Good Times|
|Various Locations in Tacoma, Wash.|
When Tacoma, Wash., needed a solution for its aging pools, it turned to splash play as an ideal way to offer a little fun in the water, without the maintenance headaches.
|Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.|
The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill., offers visitors a chance to interact with nature and view tree species from all over the world. And now it offers something else: a new surface made from recycled beer bottles.
| BEFORE YOU GO...|
|Before You GoÖ|| |
|Let Them Play Ball|
Batters Up USA Brings Diamond Sports to Kids
With baseball season around the corner, your mind might be on getting more kids onto the field in your own community. Batters Up USA offers a way to get more kids involved in baseball and softball.
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