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Doggie Paddling for Progress

Looking for a way to raise more than $5,000 in an annual fundraiser? In Montgomery County, Va., the parks and recreation department and local Humane Society partner to hold a Pool Party for Pooches, which combines pooches, a pool and people to raise money for the animal shelter. The end-of-summer event allows the Humane Society to use the county’s Frog Pond after the water park has closed to the public for the summer. The county also supplies the aquatic staff … Continue reading

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The Sights and Sounds of Play

Play is a social catalyst as old as civilization–an activity that when harnessed properly incorporates all of society and builds a stronger culture. In the past, park playgrounds have focused almost exclusively on children. Playground elements were typically single-activity structures designed for sliding, swinging and climbing. The problem is that this type of play appeals to a small number of users and a certain age group. Large segments of the population, which are either physically challenged or of an age … Continue reading

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A “Love-able” Home

For a moderately sized community with a limited municipal budget, finding funds for development, facility renovations and program expansion is a struggle–something that Salisbury Parks and Recreation knows well. In recent years, citizen involvement and advocacy have played a crucial role in providing new recreational opportunities in the North Carolina community, including the development of a new state-of-the-art tennis complex. First built in the late 1950s, the City Park Tennis Complex is situated on 41 acres of lush park land … Continue reading

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Turn Up the Heat

In both indoor and outdoor pools, maintaining the temperature depends on eliminating heat losses. There is much the aquatic director can do to manage costs and at the same time achieve a “greener” pool. Understanding advancements in swimming-pool heating helps management meet its goals. Continue reading

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Are Your Tennis Courts Getting a Workout?

With more attention being given to the nation’s obesity epidemic, people are looking for unique workouts that don’t feel like exercise. Although there are plenty of entry-level tennis activities, most people probably don’t think of tennis as a heart-pounding activity, unless you’re Jim Courier or Serena Williams. Continue reading

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