Landscape Structures Acquires Aquatic Recreation Company, Expands into Water and Splash Play Market

Landscape Structures Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of commercial playground equipment based in Delano, Minn., announced on October 5th that the company has acquired Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Aquatic Recreation Company, LLC (ARC) and Commercial Aquatic Engineering (CAE). “Water and splash play is a key part of the recreational play experience and by acquiring ARC […]

Splash Pad Renovation Part I

Why Renovate?   Like any investment, all municipalities want their existing splash pads to provide years of safe fun, action and excitement for their communities. With a little foresight and creativity, there are ways to  renovate your current splash pad without breaking the bank to do so. In my next series of blogs, I will […]

Water Quality…Now There’s an App for that!

With current advances in technology, there are now several manufacturers of automated chemical controllers that offer real-time monitoring and control features via network-enabled PC’s, smartphones or tablets. Water quality is a top priority when it comes to any aquatic installation, whether it be a conventional pool or splash pad. Today’s automatic chemical controllers have the […]

Come One, Come All! To the NRPA Conference!

It’s October, time once again for the annual National Recreation and Parks Association Convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina October 14th -16th 2014. Make sure to check out Aquatic Recreation Company LLC in booth 1318 at the industry’s largest trade show focused on the National Park and Recreation market. We are very proud to have both […]

Key Considerations When Planning for a Splash Pad

A recent article in Athletic Business looks at the evolution of the splash pad over the last decade or two. As splash pads continue to change over time, it is important to work with a manufacturer that understands the current and future trends of the market. Aquatic Recreation Company (ARC) continues to expand on our […]

Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana

  Louisiana has one of the nations highest obesity rates. Obesity increases the risk of Type II Diabetes, heart disease, depression and other serious health problems. Experts agree that physical activity and healthy eating are keys to preventing obesity. Lifestyle choices have direct influences in our health, and since our environment, at the community level, […]

Spring Training Season is Here!

Batter up! Our ARC sales team has been busy this spring hosting a number of hands-on training sessions with our talented sales representatives from around the world. An important part of our sales process here at Aquatic Recreation Company (ARC) is making sure our entire sales team is ready to step-up to the plate with […]

Only 90 days left until Memorial Day! Is your Splash Pad ready for Summer?

If you are like most of us, you probably feel that this Winter has been unusually tough! Lots of cold, snow, ice, and polar vortex assaults. But we here at ARC can assure you that Spring is just around the corner, in fact, Memorial Day, the official Summer kick-off weekend is just about 90 days […]

New Look, New Feel, Same Exceptional Products & Service.

Today I could not be more excited to introduce our new website, blog, and brand to the world! For the past several months, everyone here at Aquatic Recreation Company has been busy collaborating on our new look and feel. The new site,, includes much more content, is easier to navigate and highlights numerous examples […]

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