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  • Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour

    by AB Staff February 2015

    See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.

  • Vandalism at San Francisco Park Totals $100K

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    Park renovations are expensive enough as it is. Add vandalism into these costs and the total price can skyrocket, which those working on renovations at Dolores Park in San Francisco know all too well. Construction at the park has already experienced delays and minor vandalism, but nothing like what occurred several days ago when two teenage vandals allegedly broke into the construction site and caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

  • One on One with Norris Legue: A Safe Alternative to Synthetic Turf Infills (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff February 2015

    Recent bad publicity has gotten synthetic turf infill into the "dog house" about being a potential health hazard. Real or imagined, it has caused some to seek proven low-hazard alternatives to all infills, which in turn, will allow the synthetic turf industry to continue to grow without fear about infill hazards.

  • Coming Soon: The World's Only Self-Contained Endurance Sports Venue

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    North Carolina will soon be home to one of the most unique sports venues in the world. TriHabitat, designed specifically for triathlons and other endurance events, aims to "not only revolutionize the way the world's greatest athletes train and perform, but the way the public participates in and embraces the sport."

  • How to Make Bleacher Seating More ADA Accessible

    by Paul Steinbach January 2015

    Kay Park Recreation Corp. got a call in July from Hampton-Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa. The wood bleachers on the home side of the school's football field, in place since the school opened in the late 1960s, were in need of renovation. More important, perhaps, complaints had come from wheelchair users unable to fully enjoy the game experience from their designated area on the running track surrounding the field.

  • Changing Perceptions of Urban Parks and Play

    by Robby Layton and Teresa Penbrooke January 2015

    Play affects people’s lives in many ways, benefitting physical, mental and social wellbeing. The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights considers play so important that it has officially recognized it as a fundamental right of every child.

  • Turf Type Has Impact on Maryland Field Hockey

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    High school field hockey participants in Maryland have found themselves on unstable ground.

  • What to Consider When Adding Outdoor Fitness to a Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Working out at a health club isn't for everyone.

  • New Trends and Standards in Playground Safety Surfacing

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Playground safety surfacing has come a long way since the asphalt days of the mid-twentieth century. Operators have a variety of surfacing options, from sand, wood fiber and pea gravel to more complex surfaces such as poured-in-place surfacing and even synthetic turf.

  • Inclusive Playground Design Leaves No Child Out

    by Anne-Marie Spencer October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Unless you've been at a playground where a child is left sitting out because the play environment was designed with too narrow a skill set in mind, you might not understand the heartbreak that being left out can cause. Though the topic of inclusion is a popular one, situations like this are still happening — often by accident — in new play spaces all around the world.