A Guide To Recreation & Sports Surfaces
Savvy directors of sports and recreation facilities know that the surface beneath their players’ and patrons’ feet is a critical element of their success. This month, we provide a guide to this essential amenity, looking in-depth at sports field and court surfaces, as well as playground safety surfaces and more.
Sports Turf 101
|The Benefits & Drawbacks of Synthetic & Natural Turf|
Scratching the Surface
|Uncovering the Right Sports Flooring Solution|
|Adding More Safety to Play|
|Fun For The Whole Family||
|Waterpark Options for All Ages|
While waterparks tend to attract plenty of teens and kids, they also offer plenty of adult-friendly amenities. Here are some tips to help ensure your waterpark is making everyone happy.
|Making Decisions About Restroom Structures|
When you really want to please your park patrons, it’s important to provide every amenity. Restroom structures might not be first on your list, but their absence will be one of the first things people notice.
|Kids Get Active||
|After-School Programs to the Rescue|
With childhood obesity still a major challenge, many after-school programs are tackling the problem head-on, with education and activities to help kids eat healthy and get active.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|Internships & the Law|
Unpaid internships may sound like a good deal for your organization, but they could represent a legal landmine. Learn the facts and make sure you handle internships properly.
|The Best of Both Worlds|
Incorporating Nature Into the Built Playground Environment
Immersion in nature is an important piece of childhood development. Finding ways to deliberately design nature back into children’s lives will encourage imagination, discourage obesity, and helps develop the environmental stewards of tomorrow.
|Now Serving Profit-Packed Ideas|
Concessions offer a way to reap a profit at your facility. This month we consider some of the ways you can maximize your results by providing fun food for everyone.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
|Memorial Pool in Pasco, Wash.|
When the time came to improve a 60-year-old swimming pool, the team dedicated to the project came up with an economical solution that could also inject a bit of fun.
|Newtown Youth Academy in Newtown, Conn.|
When a private developer wanted to give back to his home town, he tapped his long-term involvement with youth sports to build a multi-million-dollar indoor recreation complex.
| BEFORE YOU GO...|
|Before You Go…|| |
|A Community Effort|
State-of-the-Art Aquatics Arrives in Sapulpa
| PRODUCT SHOWCASES||