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Webinar — Designing For Inclusive Play

Approved course for LA CES credits Are you striving to get this utimate inclusive design? With a modest capital investment, and nominal maintenance costs, Splashpads have become the ideal solution for both elected officials and recreation leaders. The Splashpad – based on sustainable and inclusive design principles has given way to creating quality play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities. Monica Slanik, BSc.,OT, McGill University, will present practical tips to make sure your Splashpad design is a success. … Continue reading

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Luke Haas Joins R.A. Smith National

Brookfield, Wis. — Luke Haas has joined R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – as a landscape architect.   Haas has completed landscape design and site planning projects for residential and commercial developments, lifestyle centers, courtyards/plazas and community parks. He has worked on projects throughout Wisconsin including Millennium Park Lifestyle Center in Bellevue; Coonen Neighborhood Park in Combined Locks; Falk Corporation Memorial in Milwaukee; Falls Distribution Center in Menomonee Falls; Prairie Lakes Development in Sun Prairie; and numerous … Continue reading

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Oregon Kids Triathlon

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 Information and registration can be found at The event format will be pool swim, in-village bike course, and on-trail run course. There will be six age groups from 5 to 17 years old. We will have participation awards, T-shirts, goody bags, and age-group awards. This is an opportunity for your young athlete to participate in an enjoyable life-experience through athletics. It is not structured as a highly competitive event. Rather, the objective is to encourage … Continue reading

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A Look At UV Water Treatment

Spas are a favorite water pastime and present in many recreational aquatic facilities, especially those with that offer hydrotherapy treatment.  However, the warm water is also a breeding center for many water-borne micro-organisms. And the warm water has more evaporation than drinking water thereby making the halogen treatment more volatile. Today, Ultraviolet water treatment for spas is gaining use more and more as a valid alternative for water treatment in recreational spa facilities as it adds NOTHING to the water … Continue reading

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Playground Safety Do’s And Don’ts

No one begins in the field of playground safety as an “expert”, but oftentimes that’s what it takes  to correctly identify ALL of the hazards on a playground. I often cite this comparison; you’re having a baby and need to choose a doctor to deliver it. Your choices are a doctor who has delivered thousands of babies and one who has delivered none, or just a few. I don’t know about you, but I’m going with doc with the vast … Continue reading

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