Local Teens Make Difference in Community to Ban Tobacco from Parks

One can do a lot of things at the St. Charles Park District, but as of October 27, smoking isn’t one of them. more »

CMAHC Announces Voting Is Open

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announces that Unknown Objectvoting on the 159 Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Change Requests (CRs) is open for members from November 21 through December 20, 2015. more »

Vortex Offers Complimentary Webinar

Water management is a vital component to the success of an aquatic play project. Learn how you can make efficient use of water for splashpads without sacrificing all the fun. more »

Donate to Tread Lightly! Via 4 Wheel Parts

4 Wheel Parts, the nation’s largest retail chain of four wheel parts and truck accessories announced a new charitable fundraising initiative to help keep America’s great outdoors open to the public. more »

Public Restroom Co. Helps To Build A Future

See how Public Restroom Company contributed to transforming a park past its prime into a park for the future in the City of North Las Vegas: more »

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Glowing Reviews

Light travels at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. To put that in perspective, a runner traveling at that speed could circumnavigate the equator 7.5 times in one second. more »


Photos: © Cincinnati Recreation Commission

People, Partnerships, And Approaches

With 23 recreation centers throughout the city, it’s no wonder the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) can offer a bevy of advice on how to improve a fitness program. more »


Photos: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / Antonio_Diaz

Back To Basics

Take a moment to ask co-workers, friends, or family members if they have ever experienced lower back pain. Their answers will amaze you. As a fitness and yoga specialist, I find it alarming to discover how many people suffer from this malady. more »


Photos: Courtesy of City of Tallahassee

Serving Up An Ace

“Best by test” is the motto of the testing committee and the head testers at the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). more »

Facilities + Grounds

Photo: Greensboro Aquatic Center

Designing The Competitive Pool

A competitive swimmer is a unique athlete. Endless hours of training and study of the mechanics of the sport, while being exposed to an environment that is basically foreign to normal day-to-day human activities, is his or her life. more »

Everything H2O

Photos: Wilsonville Parks and Rec Dept.

“Udder”-ly Enjoyable

Settled in 1846 by the grandson of Daniel Boone, Wilsonville, Ore., is located on the Willamette River 18 miles south of Portland. more »

Parks & Playgrounds

Just Ahead App Shows Autumn In America’s National Parks

Just Ahead (http://www.justahead.com/), synonymous with smartphone audio tour apps for road tripping through national parks, suggests that the serenity of late autumn can double the pleasure of exploring iconic parks and natural destinations. more »

ForeverLawn Releases Video Series Starring Home Improvement Expert Jason Cameron

ForeverLawn, a synthetic turf firm, has produced a video series starring Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s popular programs Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves, and Sledgehammer. more »

Merrell Partners with Outdoor Nation For College Ambassador Program

Merrell and Outdoor Nation launched the Merrell College Ambassador program today with the goal of engaging 2,500 college students, especially outdoor novices, in regular outdoor recreation experiences. more »


Fall Clean-Up

Ever wonder what to do with a 975-pound pumpkin? Ventrac did too. more »

STC Elects New Board Of Directors

During the Synthetic Turf Council 2015 AnUnknown Objectnual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on October 5-7, the association elected its new Board of Directors. more »

PERC Propane Mower Incentive Program Returns for Limited Time

The Propane Education & Research Council is bringing back its popular Propane Mower Incentive Program for a limited time. more »

Tech Speak: Selecting, Installing and Maintaining Commercial UV Systems

UV water treatment has been called the “New old Technology” lately has it as grown in applications installed on US commercial pools. more »

Project EverGreen Steps Up To The Plate

Project EverGreen continues to deliver on its goal of revitalizing and renovating managed green spaces with the completion of three additional “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” projects in Round Rock and Ft. Worth, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. more »

Tread Lightly! and Noble Energy Celebrating Restoration Projects on Pawnee National Grassland

Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy, Inc. and the U.S. Forest Service celebrated the completion of three priority Restoration for Recreation projects implemented this year on the Pawnee National Grassland, near the community of Greeley, Colorado. more »

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