ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

Forest Hill, MD – The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities more »


Cleaning Restrooms

For most property managers, the number-one complaint from building users is the condition of restrooms. In a park and recreation center, the bathrooms also become the one area that takes the most time to clean and maintain. more »

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Collecting Water For Conservation

A rain-barrel program won’t provide a revenue stream or make a park and recreation department rich, but it will educate the public on the importance of water conservation. more »

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Photos Courtesy of Jonathan Schechter

Cold-Blooded Killers

Without a hook, it is tough to catch fish. And without words and art blended into a creative, eye-catching package, interpretive signs often go unread and the opportunity to ”hook” a visitor’s attention is lost. more »

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Frozen Memories

Installing a seasonal rink is easy, affordable and conducive to great times. more »

Photo: Charles Davis Smith Photography

It’s A Numbers Game

In a world where the goal is achieving close to 100-percent cost recovery, aquatic operators not only have to balance chemicals on a daily basis, but also finances. more »

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Change, from the ground up.

Photo: City of Brunswick, OH

Run From Red To Black

In 2006, The Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, located in Brunswick, Ohio, was operating at its lowest level since opening in 1991. Over the years the membership declined, equipment aged, revenues decreased, and the building became d more »


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Fountain of Rings: An Atlanta Icon

Almost 18 years ago Muhammad Ali stood before an exuberant crowd at Olympic Stadium in Atlanta with a flaming torch grasped in his right hand. Symbols of that magical summer evening and the 100th Summer Olympic Games that followed remain throughout t more »

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Photo: Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Over The Drainage District

Recycling isn’t limited to plastic, paper, and aluminum. A 6,700-acre parks system in Michigan turned land unsuitable for development into a recreation destination that serves more than 170,000 annual visitors. more »

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