Monthly Archives: June 2011

Playground Safety Surfaces & Accessibility

Most readers probably know by now that the requirements for meeting ADA guidelines have been updated to include many recreational venues. (And if you’re not aware of this, please head over to this story from our January 2011 issue to … Continue reading

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150 Huh? How Long? Do What?

Sometimes I think there’s a disconnect between the guidelines on exercise that come out from the scientific community and the actual people those guidelines are meant to, well, guide. We know that millions of Americans don’t exercise. At all. But … Continue reading

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Show Off Your Grounds!

It’s not something we think about every time we visit a beautiful space, but there’s a lot that goes into designing and maintaining a great site. While I tend to gravitate toward wild places, there are plenty of well-tended grounds … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer — But at What Cost?

Some kids are lucky and grow up in homes where year-round learning is just a way of life. (I recently visited a friend who had built a pulley system with his son to help him haul things in and out … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Lunch

Yesterday I came across a story in Pittsburgh’s Post Gazette about lunch. Not what’s for lunch (rice and beans, with a banana on the side, if you’re wondering), but what’s not happening at lunch. Most people aren’t doing anything for lunch. … Continue reading

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The New RM Blog Launches Today!

Welcome to the new RecBlog. The world moves at breakneck speed. There are more stories to be told than space to tell them. And we want to help you stay informed. On the RecBlog, you’ll be able to stay on … Continue reading

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