Category Archives: April 2004

Fountains of Youth

The Second Annual Parks & Rec Business Zero-Depth Interactive Aquatics Playground Report Last month, we sent out surveys to companies who provide zero-depth interactive aquatics playground equipment to parks and recreation professionals. These aquatic play features are steadily becoming one of the hottest amenities at parks, recreation areas and aquatics facilities, and Parks & Rec Business magazine will continue to cover this growing trend throughout the year. What you’ll find here is a breakdown of each company’s offerings into products … Continue reading

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High Tide

Monmouth County, N.J., is home to a varied county park system, which includes a number of waterfront areas. And, like the tides that ebb and flow along the county’s Seven President’s Oceanfront Park, the park system strives for balance. Waterfront areas in Monmouth County include Seven President’s Oceanfront Park, Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Shark River Park, Hartshorne Woods Park, Bayshore Waterfront Park, Henry Hudson Trail, Monmouth Cove Marina, Turkey Swamp Park and the Manasquan Reservoir. Manasquan Reservoir and Seven President’s … Continue reading

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Waterfront Vendor Resource List

Following is a list of companies that specifically serve parks and recreation departments with waterfront products, equipment and supplies. When you call them to help supply your department, let them know you found them in Parks & Rec Business magazine. Bayreuther Boat Yard 113 Oswegatchie Hills Road Niantic, CT 06357 (860) 739-6264 (860) 739-6544 (fax) Boat yard docks. EZ Dock/Miracle Recreation 878 Highway 60 PO Box 4 Monett, MO 65708 (800) 654-8168 (417) 235-2223 (417) 235-2232 (fax) www.ez-dock.com Floating docks, … Continue reading

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The Facility Audit, Part 1

Quick Facts: Planning, Step by Step Step 1: Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Step 2: Use a master or comprehensive plan Step 3: Use a participatory planning approach Step 4: Research your funding options Step 5: Organize a project planning committee Step 6: Understand when to renovate, retrofit, or replace Step 7: Develop a program statement for the architect Step 8: Use planning professionals ——————————————————————————————————————- The purpose of this article (Part 1 of 3) is to present … Continue reading

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Product Review

Products & Literature To request more information on any of these hot new products, visit our Web site at www.parksandrecbusiness.com and follow the free information link. Or, call the company directly. And, remember, let them know you found them in Parks & Rec Business! Court Surfacing BALTIMORE — Premier Concepts Inc. offers PREMIER COURT, which the company says solves cracking problems in hard tennis, basketball and multi-sport playing courts. The patented “Free Floating” surfacing system prevents existing cracks, once they … Continue reading

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