Bursting With Enthusiasm

Photos Courtesy Of San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department

Fountains erupted at the new Waterfront Park as the county of San Diego celebrated one of the largest grand-opening events in its history. on May 10.  In 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the County Administration Center (CAC), an event that drew a crowd of more than 25,000 people. For decades the building was surrounded by asphalt parking lots and a small office building. No recreational opportunities for the community were provided.   With the building situated next to San Diego … Continue reading

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Stay The Course

Photo Courtesy Of NAYS

When Patrick Senn stepped onto the campus of FranklinCollege in Indiana more than a decade ago, he was like most other college freshmen—he had his whole life ahead of him and no clue what to do with it. But then one class changed his life forever. “I took an Intro to Recreation class and thought that looked like a fun career,” recalls Senn, the Sports Coordinator of the Columbus (Ind.) Parks & Recreation Department. “I started two weeks after graduation … Continue reading

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SeaKlear Recognized In Fight Against RWI’s Aquatic facility managers that love SeaKlear PRS will be pleased to learn that the product was recently tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 and NSF/ANSI Standard 60 by the Water Quality Association. The Environmental Protection Agency agrees that SeaKlear PRS qualifies as a device which enhances filtration by trapping particles down to 0.5-microns. The Texas Department of State Health Services has also agreed SeaKlear PRS meets the requirements for a supplemental water-treatment system … Continue reading

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Run From Red To Black


In 2006, The Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, located in Brunswick, Ohio, was operating at its lowest level since opening in 1991. Over the years the membership declined, equipment aged, revenues decreased, and the building became dated. Membership was at a low of 2,261 members for a community of more than 35,000 people, and the center had lost over $400,000. The city was also facing financial constraints as the economy was changing; it was apparent a change was needed … Continue reading

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Numbers Never Lie — Publisher’s Note

The family truckster, or in our case, a Chevy conversion van, stopped for gas somewhere between Ohio and Florida, causing my 12-year-old self to groan, inwardly, at what was coming.  My Dad jumped out of the driver’s seat, filled the tank, and then turned to me. “So, if we put 17 gallons of gas into the tank and we drove 350 miles, how many miles to the gallon did we get? “ “Aww, Dad. C’mon, I’m on vacation.” “No, you’re … Continue reading

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Seabourne Creek Nature Park

Large gazebo with electricity, water, lights; 4 acre stocked lake for fishing; 3 picnic shelters with tables; bird sanctuary and bird watching; butterfly garden; prairie restoration area; wetlands; butterfly garden; disc golf course; restrooms; water fountains; walking/jogging/biking trails. More