Author: Jimmy Gleason Facility Manager – Leonhard Recreation Center Managing a recreation center comes with many opportunities and challenges, especially if it is a member based facility. As the Manager of the Leonhard Recreation Center for the Champaign Park District, … Continue reading Expert Advice: Planning to Build a Recreation Center?
The ABC News website features an interesting article on the growing number of churches with “Food Courts, Rock Climbing and Jesus” … and basketball courts. Mega-churches or not, many new construction or renovated churches are including multi-purpose rooms featuring athletic equipment … Continue reading “Food Courts, Rock Climbing and Jesus”
Most competition gymnasiums are designed with clear height in mind. (Clear height: the distance from the finished floor to the lowest-hanging overhead obstruction.) Clear height is especially important for competition basketball and volleyball, as certain sport governing bodies set forth … Continue reading Optimize Design For Clear Heights
During the intense process of coordinating a new athletic facility, there are a vast multitude of considerations for the project team. Ceiling suspended gymnasium equipment is no exception; but there’s no need to tackle this challenge on your own. By … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Early Manufacturer Project Involvement
Wall pads are designed to keep kids safe, but if the incorrect pads are installed they can do the opposite in an emergency situation. Many wall pads are highly flammable, do not pass proper fire codes, and are installed right … Continue reading Hot Topic: Wall Pad Fire Safety
Architects: when designing your next athletic facility, keep these 5 critical factors in mind. There are many different models of ceiling suspended backstops that fold and operate in a variety of ways. Some models fold the brace forward, backwards, and … Continue reading 5 Critical Considerations For Ceiling Suspended Backstops
There are hundreds of product choices in the market today and many companies offer what may seem like a cost-efficient method of purchasing directly from the manufacturer; BUT here are 5 reasons it’s best to work with your local dealer/distributor for athletic equipment: … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Work With A Local Dealer
The Double 6-pack (also know as a Quad) gym is a comprehensive gymnasium configuration which typically accommodates 6 court layouts and 3 large divider curtains. With all the curtains lowered, the gymnasium is divided into 4 main sections (Get it? … Continue reading Crack That Double 6-Pack
When planning or designing a new gymnasium, there are a multitude of details to consider. Door-to-court location can pose safety problems and padding challenges. With an abundance of athletic equipment, storage closets are commonly connected to gymnasium spaces- as they should … Continue reading Gymnasium Safety: Padded Doors
The “6-Pack” Gym The 6-pack gym is a basic, yet complete gymnasium court configuration which generally features one main court (flooring, striping, and bleachers oriented to maximize this court) and two side (practice) courts. A divider curtain typically separates the two … Continue reading Crack That 6-Pack!