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Learn How To Design Sustainable Splashpads

Vortex Aquatic Structures will be hosting a webinar, in collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (, on Designing Sustainable Splashpads on May 28th, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EDT. Register here: Mr. Scott Stefanc ASLA, will explore: The innovative Capture & Repurpose Water Management      System Traditional Water Management Systems options The factors that affect Splashpad sustainability Over the past 15 plus years, the Splashpad has become an increasingly important element in the design of community parks, … Continue reading

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Native Vs. Non-Native App Extra

Here’s an App Extra about some of the projects featured in our article Native Vs. Non-Native:  App Extras

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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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Maximum Participation

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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