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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 »

Frozen Memories

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

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 cons more »

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Make Lasting First Impressions

First impressions are lasting impressions in Grand Prairie, Texas, a growing city located between Ft.Worth and Dallas. more »

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Sporting Shade

Photos Courtesy of Tim Phillips, City of LewisvilleWhether spectators are watching their kids play games or participants are seeking cool comfort between games, most everyone appreciates shaded more »

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Make Lasting First Impressions

Photos Courtesy of PARD Planning & DevelopmentFirst impressions are lasting impressions in Grand Prairie, Texas, a growing city located between Ft.Worth and Dallas. Many visitors come to the more »

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Net Gain

Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / maxriesgoPaddle tennis started in the late 1920s as an outlet for tennis enthusiasts seeking to keep their skills sharp during New England’s long, cold winters. Instea more »

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On The Right Track

Photos Courtesy of Environmental Planning & Design, LLCOakmont, located 14 miles northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, Penn., is a community of 6,000 residents over 1.5 square miles. Founded in more »

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Regional Parks And Trail Projects

Working with surrounding departments provides an opportunity to connect individual trails to create a regional transit system.Photos Courtesy of Randy BurkhardtWhile “building more for less” is a fam more »

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Willing And Able

Photo: © Craig Harrold PhotographyWith fanfare reserved for a visit from the circus, various magicians, jugglers, clowns, and service animals celebrated the grand opening of Play for All Abilities Pa more »

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Preserving The Past For The Future

Illustrations Courtesy Of RATIOThe City of Noblesville, Ind., recently committed to implementing an extensive plan for public-space development immediately west of the historic downtown, a more »

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A Rock-Solid Design

Photos Courtesy Of Bill TiimmermanPreserving open space, respecting existing neighborhoods, and creating a demonstration project for sustainability were the primary guiding principles in the design more »

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Sustainability School

Photo: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / cienpiesPark and recreation managers who are unsure what “green” and “green certification” really mean should not be embarrassed. There appears to be much confusion am more »

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The Obnoxious Park Protester

Photo Illustration: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / bluneo (man) | Helenmarlen (park)Most of us have had these experiences: We’ve seen the rambling, disheveled man stumbling around in a park distributing le more »

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Toning-Up Tactics

Photos Courtesy of San Antonio Parks and Recreation DepartmentWhen the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department in Texas opted to incorporate outdoor fitness equipment into a citywide more »

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Flight Check

Photo Courtesy of Kyle Matthew, AMA MemberWith a membership of roughly 164,000, it’s no wonder the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is always on the lookout for flying sites to host model-aviation more »

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Hidden History

Photo Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections WebsiteIf it wasn’t for the area Boy Scouts, I might never have discovered that the Eureka Boat Landing in the Winnebago County Parks more »

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Life-Saving Lessons

Photos Courtesy Of Vance County School BoardEvery day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these fatalities, two are more »

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Swim For Your Life

Photos Courtesy Of Bradie AllenJust a couple of years ago, while working outside the aquatic industry, I received a phone call about a new volunteer coalition: The NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s C more »

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