Category Archives: Facility Design

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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A Place To Play

A family cannot enter the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center at Lincoln Park Center in Milwaukee, Wis., without screams of excitement and squeals of delight. The $8.6-million facility, which began construction in June 2008, is available for children to swim, exercise, and participate in traditional summertime activities. Named after David F. Schulz, the former county executive and Milwaukee County parks director, who championed the waterpark concept in the 1980s, the project’s construction team (comprised of Water Technology, Inc. and Graef … Continue reading

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Is There A Future In The Past?

Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Long Beach, Calif., are 4.7 acres of Spanish, Mexican and American history, where families helped transform southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. Rancho Los Cerritos includes an 1844 adobe building, formal gardens and landscaped grounds. It is a national, state and local landmark, owned and operated by the city as a public museum and historic site since 1955. As the country’s economic crisis works its way to the … Continue reading

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Sensory Play

Jeff Burley, adaptive recreation manager for Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, is charged with bringing sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities. So, in the fall of 2008, when he learned about a West Jordan Rotary Club project to build the county’s first Miracle League ballparks, he was enthused. He worked closely with the club and the city of West Jordan to find a site for the ballpark, fund the project and oversee the installation and programming of … Continue reading

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Waves Of The Future

From Roman baths to modern water parks, from plunge pools of the early 20th century to the spray grounds of the early 21st, water has played a major role in civilization for well over 2,000 years. Here is a look at some future trends in the aquatic industry based on overall trends in American society: • Water-based exercise is recognized as one of the most beneficial ways for those with physical disabilities. It is used to treat arthritis, chronic pain, … Continue reading

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