Destined For Recreation

Growing up, Lisa Davol loved playing sports, competing, and being part of a team. So by the time she stepped onto the University of Georgia campus in 1993, it was clear she was destined for a career in recreation. more »


Photos Courtesy of David Mellor

LBWA -- Sports-Field Mowing Excellence

Parks and recreation maintenance crews tasked with mowing sports fields often have choices: just get the basic job done and mow the turf at least once a week—twice in heavy growing seasons, if they’re lucky; or move the mowing to a higher plane. more »


Photos Courtesy of the City of Westfield

A “Grand” Entrance

In its quest to serve the needs of the local athletes and attract a hospitality industry, the city of Westfield, Ind., is bringing the community and amateur-sports tourism together at Grand Park. more »

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Photos Courtesy of Oscar Castillo

You Get What You Pay For

A grassroots group of residents took up the cause, which resulted in the proposal of a local sales-tax ballot measure. Measure P would raise the sales tax from 8.25 percent to 9.25 percent. more »


Photos courtesy of the Town of New Windsor Recreation Department

Make The Most Of Multi-Tasking

In the spirit of doing more with less, here are some ways for you to get the most out of your sports fields. more »

Facilities + Grounds

Photos: Woodard & Curran

Safeguard Your Assets

Planning and designing an athletic field should be as much about safety as performance. Part of the design process includes not only product and performance requirements, but other important items, such as maintenance equipment and warranties. more »

Facilities + Grounds

Photo Illustration: Marvel Architects

Eye-Popping Possibilities

These conceptual designs for “frog” restrooms serve the playground in the new Mill River Park in Stamford, Conn. The park’s master plan called for the service buildings to “be the art” in the project. The adjacent playground, on a thin strip of land, more »


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 »

Recruiting Selfless Services

Photos Courtesy Of Oakland County Parks and RecreationTo save on staff costs and expand programming and special events, Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) in Southeast Michigan began a more »


Public-Public Partnership

Photos Courtesy Of Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation DepartmentAs public land managers across the nation examine new ideas to solve growing budget problems, a variety of old schemes more »


Live More, Play More

Photos Courtesy of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionWhile growing up, my personal experience of playground fun was swaying on tall swings that took me up towards the sky. Then more »

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Thoughtful Planning For A Peaceful Park

Photos Courtesy of Parviz IzadjooEvans Parkway Neighborhood Park in Silver Spring, Md., was originally built in the 1960s. The park provides a walk-to facility for residents of the single-family more »


Serene Latrine

Photos Courtesy of Miró Rivera ArchitectsLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 70 square feet The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail is a linear park of scenic trails and landscaping that follows the banks of more »

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Kid Magnet

Photos: Courtesy Of The St. Charles Park DistrictA river running through a city is a beautiful sight, and any park district lucky enough to have such a natural treasure would be remiss in not more »

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A Star-Studded Lineup

  Photos Courtesy of the City of Carlsbad Aquatic facilities and community parks across the country are not merely locations for exercise and well-being for the average resident, but they can also fos more »

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Risky Business

As an expert witness called to testify by attorneys in numerous drowning or near-drowning cases, I’ve observed a victim’s family members attempt to ease the pain of losing (or almost losing) a loved o more »

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