Category Archives: August 2006

Hey Neighbor!

Perched atop a brown, windswept, dusty butte just south of Denver, sits a big, big rock that, for all intents and purposes, looks like a square, sturdy castle straight from the pages of your child’s favorite fairy tale. Atop this castle sits a star, twenty feet high and twenty feet wide. During Christmas and the summer rodeo season, this star shines with all its glory lighting the way for travelers on I-25 and showing off the town’s most prominent natural … Continue reading

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Fountains, Aerators & Site Amenities

Special Product Focus Earlier this summer we sent out a survey to folks who manufacture or sell fountains, aerators or general site amenities asking for a sneak peak at what’s new in their world. Below is a look at some of the responses we received. For a complete list, visit us online at www.parksandrecbusiness.com. Fountains & Aerators Emmaus, PA — Otterbine Aerating Fountains naturally manage your pond or lake’s water quality by virtually eliminating algae and odors, and assist with … Continue reading

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Denver Greenways

“In the long run the mass estrangement from things natural bodes ill for the care of the earth. If we are to forge new links to the land, we must resist the extinction of experience. We must save not only the wildernesses but the vacant lots, the ditches as well as the canyon lands and the woodlots…” –Robert M. Pyle, Author, The Thunder Tree ——————————————————————————————————– Editor’s Note: The concept of greenways evolved as an adaptive landscape form and is becoming … Continue reading

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Restroom Structure Report

The fourth annual Parks & Rec Business Restroom Structure Report. When you gotta go, you gotta go. To help you make sure you’re patrons are never caught short, here’s the scoop on what’s happening in the restroom structure industry. Like all our survey’s, this one has been edited to fit this space. The full report is available on our web site – www.parksandrecbusiness.com. CXT Precast Concrete Products Products: Gunnison, Cascadian, Rocky Mountain single vault. Tioga Special, Tioga Special with Chase, … Continue reading

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Restroom Structure Report

The third annual Parks & Rec Business Restroom Structure Report. We recently sent out surveys to companies who provide restroom structures to parks and recreation professionals. Here you’ll find a breakdown of each company’s offerings into products available; whether the companies surveyed provide products that are plumbed, waterless or both; structure materials; vandalism and graffiti resistance features; whether they’re pre-fabricated, assembled on-site or both; ADA-compliance features, whether the companies provide single, double, multi-use restrooms; whether the company provides restroom-only, showers … Continue reading

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