Playground Designers Face Hard Choices When Specifying Surfacing
by Paul Steinbach April 2009
From impact attenuation to accessibility, playground operators face a number of hard choices when specifying safety surfacing.
Rebuilding After Natural Disasters Requires Insurance and the Kindness of Strangers
by Michael Popke March 2009
When natural disaster ravages athletic facilities, rebuilding often requires a combination of proper insurance coverage and the kindness of strangers.
Synthetic Ice Increasing In Popularity as a Recreational Skating Alternative
by Nicholas Brown February 2009
Despite some operational rough spots, synthetic ice is becoming an increasingly popular choice in recreational skating applications.
Catastrophic Injuries Intensify Focus On Safety at Field Events
by Paul Steinbach December 2008
Catastrophic injuries resulting from the hurling of heavy implements and human bodies have intensified the safety focus surrounding field events.
Topdressing Often Overlooked In Field Maintenance
by Michael Popke December 2008
Despite its reputation as a key component of field maintenance, topdressing often gets overlooked because of financial and educational barriers.
Regular Maintenance Dramatically Reduces Detritus In Synthetic Turf
by Andrew Cohen October 2008
Regular maintenance can reduce the amount of detritus hidden within the blades of synthetic turf fields.
Defective Track and Unwanted Repairs Give School Lesson In Contract Law
by John T. Wolohan October 2008
A defective track and repeated unsuccessful repairs give a school district an unwanted lesson in contract law.
Numerous Decisions Go Into Buying the Right Synthetic Turf Field
by Paul Steinbach October 2008
Synthetic turf systems have evolved over the past quarter century, but buying the right field still requires plenty of decision-making.
Providing Bathrooms for Outdoor Recreation a Dirty, Necessary Job
by Nicholas Brown September 2008
Providing bathrooms for outdoor recreation can be a dirty job, and it also may be a necessary one.
For-Profit Facilities Meet Demand for Community Fields
by Paul Steinbach June 2008
Where public agencies have struggled to meet demand for recreational green space, for-profit sportsplex entrepreneurs eagerly fill the void.