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2016 National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference

The 14th annual National Drowning Prevention Alliance Educational Conference in Phoenix/Mesa March 29 - April 1, 2016 is a unique opportunity for organizations and individuals interested in drowning prevention to come together. more »

John Deere Celebrates 2015 Top Distributors, Sales Representatives

John Deere Golf held its annual distributor awards ceremony at a customer event aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier at the 2016 Golf Industry Show (GIS). During the presentation, Greenville Turf & Tractor was named Dealer of the Year. more »

Tread Lightly! Announces 25 Partner-Funded Stewardship Projects Across Nation

In one of the most ambitious Restoration for Recreation initiatives in its history, Tread Lightly! has awarded funding for 25 stewardship projects throughout the country. more »

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Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / lisafx

HVAC Standards Are Up In The Air

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning—better known as HVAC—is one of those acronyms used frequently, but too often not thought about or understood until the system fails. more »

Current Issue

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Photos Courtesy of Camp Wewannago Counselors

A Successful Day Camp

The New Lenox Community Park District’s Camp Wewannago, for grades 1 through 7, has experienced a significant increase in enrollment each year since 2013. In fact, the number last year grew to more than 300. more »

Current Issue

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Photos: Justin Ramos

Something From Nothing

Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River, Anne Arundel County in Maryland revolves around the water. From crabbing and fishing to sailing to Annapolis—the heart of the county—the community thrives on water. more »

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Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Officers and Board of Directors

Project EverGreen, the national non-profit that promotes the value of preserving, enhancing and using green spaces, announces its officers and board of directors for 2016. more »

Contest Showcases Golf Courses`

Koch Turf & Ornamental, a brand supported by Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, will award a prize valued at $500 as part of a golf course photo contest on display at the 2016 Golf Industry Show. more »

ASBA Honors Members With Awards

The American Sports Builders Association, the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has noted that several members were honored at its Technical Meeting, held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz. more »

Attend IECA's Environmental Connection

This is IECA's premier educational event for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry. Environmental Connection combines intense, full and half day training courses with topic-focused technical sessions and the largest expo of its kind. more »

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Photos: Waukegan Park District

Keep A Clean Complex

Maintaining a youth-sports complex is not a 9-to-5 job. As sports-turf managers, we help generate revenue for the local economy and provide a venue for teams to compete on safe, playable, environmentally friendly fields. more »

Facilities + Grounds

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Photo: Courtesy of Centerville-Washington Park District

Rained Out Or Ruined For The Season

“Rain! Rain! Go away! Please come back another day!” Unfortunately, Mother Nature does not always listen, especially in April and May in Ohio. more »

Facilities + Grounds

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Photos: Courtesy of White Township Parks

Build The Base

Agencies that program, operate, and maintain community ice rinks know how difficult it can be to make ends meet and put capital back into their facilities. more »

Programming

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Photos: City of Henderson Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation

Answers To Tough Questions

Why does the swim team get the entire pool? Why is the synchronized swimming class always held first thing in the morning? Why do we need so many lanes for lap swimming when we have a world-class water polo team? more »

Everything H2O

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Photos: Linda Burns

Dog Park Add-Ons

Dog parks are wonderful recreational venues for outdoor-loving dogs and their owners. Dogs running freely—without the restriction of a leash—and interacting with other dogs has many benefits. more »

Parks & Playgrounds

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Photos: Mason Fischer Photography

The Modern Competition Pool

If you’ve seen one competition pool, have you seen them all? While many pools today seem identical, the face of competition pools in the United States is changing. more »

Everything H2O

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Photo: Shaw Sports Turf

Playing It Cool

Depending on whom you ask, the shredded Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) infill—or crumb rubber as it is more commonly known—typically used in synthetic-turf athletic fields, is perfectly safe or frighteningly hazardous. more »

Facilities + Grounds

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Photos: Courtesy of Thomas J. Serensits

When The Lights Go Out

The last touchdown of the season has been scored. The parks and rec football players, coaches, and fans who support their teams have left the park for postseason victory parties. more »

Columns

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Photo: Faith Gregor / Apex Park and Recreation District

The Strategy Of Staying Power

Recreation programming is a balancing act—keeping up with trends without investing too heavily in the trendy, finding new energy for long-term programs, standing out without spending a fortune, etc. more »

Columns

Save the Date--WAHC 2016

The thirteenth annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), will be held October 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. more »

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