By using data and focusing on five key areas, the maintenance programs for grass fields can allow them to support high use.
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What are some areas that require special attention when operating a multipurpose swimming pool?
A dedicated, dog-loving Eagle Scout named Jared Griffin tells us how.
Can the game of golf be saved by adapting it and putting it in school P.E. classes and neighborhood parks?
Aquatic centers and municipal waterparks are among the fastest growing segments in the U.S. water leisure industry.
Sand capping the park’s most heavily used 3.5 acres has helped to maintain a healthy, damage-resistant green space that can accommodate an expanding event schedule.
Recent research points to potential benefits of aquatic activity for the elderly and those with cognitive impairments.
Park and recreation agencies must establish policies and training to ensure that every person is treated safely and fairly while using their facilities
Opening your facility to a variety of interesting aquatic programming could attract a wider base of regular participants.
Park and recreation programs have the opportunity to begin the concussion education process for younger athletes as a routine part of their sports participation.
A few simple things to keep in mind when shopping for software.
Including water polo as part of your agency's service offerings could be a welcome addition to your members' overall fitness routine and a way to generate more revenue.
Tips on regulating the air quality of indoor pools.
Nashville's Riverfront Park, an 11-acre civic park, has quickly become a destination for active recreation and enjoyment for residents and visitors alike.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the YMCA of Austin and the Austin Independent School District created a program that helps with recruiting trained, diverse lifeguard applicants.
Should indoor pools be cleared during a lightning storms?
Envisioning a park system as part of a larger network of other public, quasi-public and protected private open space.
Using research-based evidence, the concept of dynamic play guides playground design with nine easy-to-understand criteria in an effort to get children playing longer, socializing more and getting more exercise.
In an economic climate where parks are pushed to do more with less, cooperatives can easily assist with purchasing needs.
A Veterans and Friends league is one of the creative programs Illinois’s Decatur Parks District is using to attract golfers and non-golfers to its golf facilities.
Blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes are but a few of the many severe weather events with which park and recreation departments cope on a regular basis — that's why disaster planning should be a top priority.
Howard R. Albers, a research and communications volunteer with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, shares his findings about industry norms for park foundations.
When creating signage, there are some basic tips to make navigating your park easier for visitor of all ages and abilities.
There are several techniques to help manage the growing Canada geese population in parks.
Innovative aquatics programs help communities beat the heat this summer.
Attractive, shaded gathering places add beauty and utility to public community spaces.
Selecting the proper earth drills and accessories can make a variety of park maintenance projects quicker and easier.
There's a lot to think about when considering what turf equipment best suits your needs.
Community solar power offers agencies a sustainable source of operational energy.
Installing modern electrical switchgear is a greener, commonsense fit for budget- and time-strapped recreation facilities.
Themed playgrounds are a great way to foster creative play and get community buy-in.
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is using high-tech software to manage the tree canopy under its purview.
A picture may say a thousand words, but legal restrictions on photography may curtail your inclination to shoot. Here’s what you need to know.
Choosing UTVs for your agency can be a daunting proposition — these simple steps will help make the decision easier.
New, more restrictive changes to the safety standard for playground surfaces that are intended to lessen the chance of head injuries from falls has been adopted by a key subcommittee of ASTM.
Bioenergy solutions can help park and recreation professionals reduce waste and generate raw materials and even revenue for their departments.
Using sphagnum moss to aid in filtering pool water could be a green, cost-saving alternative to pool chemicals.
Fitting fixtures with low-energy LED or solar-powered lighting can save costs and the environment.
Shaded areas make visitors to parks and recreational facilities more comfortable while aesthetically enhancing surroundings.
Youth discounts play a broad and important role in attracting children and teens to area parks and recreational facilities.
Here's what operators of municipal golf facilities need to know when it comes time to evaluate operations at their courses.
Leaving grass clippings on your lawns can provide an easy source of fertilizer, water and compost while saving you money and labor costs.
Stories of trail dangers may be sensationalized in the news, but trail managers are still responsible for providing safe facilities for their communities.
Properly maintained artificial turf can greatly reduce the chances of concussions and other injuries for players in your park and recreation facilities.
The USTA and its partners work to right-size the sport for young athletes.
If you ever thought pool “turnover” meant that all of the water in the pool has been filtered and treated, think again. Find the truth about these myths of aquatics maintenance.
This public asset may offer an unexpected way to connect with harder-to-reach visitors and members of your community.
A well-designed, well-placed pavilion can greatly enhance a park’s outdoor amenities.
Backed by hard data, public health advocates are rethinking the design of parks, buildings and cities to encourage exercise and wellness.