Category Archives: December 2011

Cre8Play–Project Portfolio

From our 2011 Project Portfolio: Cre8Play Facility Name: Wascana Centre—Candy Cane Park City,State: Regina, Saskatchewan Cost of Project: $1 million Type of Facility: Public Park and Waterfowl Conservatory Architectural Firm: Cre8play Status: Completed A hand-crafted Canada goose slide was re-created to replace an older version created in the 1970s. The goose (Queenie) represents a man-made goose sanctuary situated on an island on Wascana Lake. This contributes to the rich history of the area and represents a story that is close … Continue reading

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GagaBallPits–Project Portfolio

From our 2011 Project Portfolio: Coach Cliff’s GagaBallPits.com Facility Name: Oak Grove School City,State: Green Oaks, Ill. Cost of Project: $715 Type of Facility: School Park Architectural Firm: Coach Cliff’s GagaBallPits.com Status: Completed Square Footage: 400 Oak Grove School’s 30-inch high Octagon Gaga Ball Pit fits about 25 to 30 kids. Currently situated on the junior high playground, the ‘Gaga Ball Pit’ will soon be relocated to different area of the playground where a second gaga ball pit will be … Continue reading

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Aquatic Design Group–Project Portfolio

From our 2011 Project Portfolio: Aquatic Design Group Facility Name: “The Cove” Jurupa Valley Aquatic Center City,State: Riverside, Calif. Cost of Project: $19.2 million Aquatics Construction Cost: $2.9 million Type of Facility: Class 2 Single-Family Aquatic Center (Public) Lead Architectural Firm: RJM Design Group Aquatic Architect: Aquatic Design Group Status: Completed May 2011 Square Footage: 11,000 (building) Number of Floors: 1 The aquatic center and waterpark features a 25-yard x 35-meter competition pool; a 10,672-square-foot lazy river; a 5,153-square-foot activity … Continue reading

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The Future Of Cleaning

If I had to select two words to describe the future of the professional cleaning industry and the ways parks and recreation facilities will be cleaned in coming years, those words would be “green” and “sustainable.” In the past decade, consumer demand, government regulations, and economics, as well as increased concerns about health and safety, have resulted in a growing number of facilities converting to green cleaning, and manufacturers developing environmentally preferable and responsible cleaning products. Advancements in research and … Continue reading

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Counsilman-Hunsaker–Project Portfolio

From our 2011 Project Portfolio: Counsilman-Hunsaker Facility Name: Mesa State College City,State: Grand Junction, Colo. Cost of Project: $41 million Type of Facility: Recreation Center Aquatics Consultant: Counsilman-Hunsaker Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs Status: Completed May 2010 Square Footage: 20,644 The El Pomar Natatorium, located within the Maverick Center and Hamilton Recreation Center, has undergone a renovation and expansion, resulting in the most modern and exciting recreation facility in western Colorado. With its beautiful wall of windows, the natatorium features a … Continue reading

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