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2012-13 Buyer’s Guide Participants

You’re invited to join these 178 companies with a listing in the PRB (Parks & Rec Business) October Buyer’s Guide and NRPA Show Issue. Deadline to respond: 5 pm, Friday, August 24th. Download Order Form: 2012 Buyer’s Guide Form Call: 866-444-4216 x226 or Email: 2XL Corp (Gym Wipes) A-1 Textiles & Hospitality Products Allen Ventures, Inc. Alpine Bike Parks, LLC. American Ramp Company American Swing Products, Inc. Ameristar Fence Products Amramp Antiwave Pool Products Aqua Control, Inc. Aqua Creek Products … Continue reading

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Rules For Success

Garner a reputation for excellence in tennis facilities By John Krafft The Midland Community Tennis Center (MCTC) in Midland, Mich., has a reputation for innovation and enterprise, growing the game throughout the region and earning the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Best Tennis Town in the USA Award. There is no shortage of endorsements. Industry leaders, like the USTA, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), have all recognized … Continue reading

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Courtesy Of Camp For All

Setting its sights on enriching the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs, Camp For All wanted to make sure its activities were as barrier-free as its facilities. Doing so meant there were multiple ways to participate in activities, and all campers were able to succeed. So how does one make a high-adventure course universal? When the camp opened its gates in 1998, it contained a 30-foot climbing tower that included a two-element pole approach with … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Note: On Vacation

By Rodney J. Auth I’m stuffing my son and oldest daughter into the car for an impromptu weekend trip to Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series. We’ve got tickets to Game 3 (thanks to the wonder of StubHub) featuring the mighty Kent State University Golden Flashes — a local college and educator of choice for many of our staff members. It’s only the second time a team from Ohio has made it to the tournament–and since a lot of … Continue reading

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Landscape Design In The Garden State

Schiffer Publishing announces the release of Olmsted Parks in New Jersey, a compilation of Olmsted landscape design written by Jeanne Kolva. Using more then 200 historic and contemporary photographs, vintage postcards, and Olmsted sketches and plans, the beauty of landscape design by the son and stepson of the creator of New York’s Central Park, are examined. Primarily for the county park commissions in Essex, Union, and Passaic counties, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and John Charles Olmsted, continued with their father’s … Continue reading

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