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Photo: National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

When turfgrass experts get together to talk shop, the subject of overseeding eventually comes up; odds are there will be varying opinions about this topic. more »

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Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / 33ft

Park and recreation providers are tasked with answering tough questions every day. How are we doing? How can we do better? more »

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Photos: Courtesy of Grand Prairie, Texas / Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department

The Charley Taylor Splash Pad in Grand Prairie, Texas, is an interactive water park located just west of the Charley Taylor Recreation Center. more »

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Photo Illustrations: SmithGroupJJR

Six miles upstream from Lake Erie, Toledo’s “Middlegrounds” once buzzed as a hub of 19th-century Ohio commerce. more »

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The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) is currently accepting applications for 24 scholarship and fellowship grants within the aquatics field, each between $1,000 - $2,000. more »

The Yards Park is an open space in Washtington D.C.'s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. In the middle block of the park, there is a monumental fountain that is 20 feet wide and 135 feet long. more »

Water Safety USA has been established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention. more »

You could win a playground from BCI Burke valued at $28,000. Want to up the odds? Send us a video what you would do with the grand prize and you'll get five more entries to win. more »

Early Registration opens on Friday, April 1 for the 2016 World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) at thewahc.org. more »

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Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / jgroup

Most people know that California is in its fourth year of one of the most serious droughts the state has ever experienced. more »

Parks & Playgrounds

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Photo: Charles Davis Smith

The face of community pools has changed significantly over the past 30 years. In the 1980s, pools were rectangular bodies of water with a deep end, a shallow end, and a diving board. more »

Programming

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Photos: Fairfax County Park Authority

The coordinators of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) Americans With Disabilities Act were seeking partners in 2013 for new, adapted programming ideas. more »

Everything H2O

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Photos/Illustrations: In-Site Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Water is necessary for life. We live on a blue planet, but only 2.8 percent of the earth’s water is fresh water; the remainder is salt water. more »

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Photos: Courtesy of Safe Step

“No running in the pool area” is a phrase commonly heard by any parks and rec professional responsible for an aquatic facility, whether it’s a neighborhood pool with a five-foot kiddie-slide or one of the mega-water parks with slides in the clouds. more »

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Congratulations to Jim Reiser, Executive Director of Swim Lessons University, for being named the recipient of the 2015 Virginia Hunt Newman Award by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. more »

If you have a swimming pool that is deteriorating, leaking or showing signs of wear and tear, now is the time to look at renovating the pool and its surroundings. more »

If you're looking for some inspiration to send along a video for the Greater Play Giveaway, look no further. Send a video and you'll get five additional entries in the chance to win a BCI Burke playground! more »

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Photos: Josh Miller / City Of Fort Morgan

Contrary to its name, a new disc-golf facility in Fort Morgan, Colo., has city officials feeling positive about the impact of this growing sport for their community. more »

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© Can Stock Photo Inc. / leekrob

In East Haddam, Conn., a small number of community members submitted a big idea to me—the town’s recreation director (and the only full-time staff member in the department). All of the members shared one thing in common—a passion for disc golf. more »

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Photo: Courtesy of Greg Martin

When John or Jane Q. Citizen tees off at the local public golf course, they usually don’t think about how the course was designed; they assume design and maintenance professionals have put all that thought and work into the cou more »

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