Select Your Surface: Sports & Fitness Flooring Fundamentals for Your Facility

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Select Your Surface: Sports & Fitness Flooring Fundamentals for Your Facility

By Rick Dandes

Recreation, sports and fitness facilities need the right kind of surface to serve the needs of people who are playing sports, working out and getting fit. Here’s some things to consider when making your selection.
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Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

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Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

By Dave Ramont

Locker room design has come a long way in the past few decades, providing more comfortable amenities that are sure to please patrons.
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Unleashed!: Basic Dog Park Elements & Beyond

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Unleashed!: Basic Dog Park Elements & Beyond

By Deborah L. Vence

Parks for pets and people need more than just a fence and waste receptacles. To ensure a safe and effective dog park, you need to know some best practices.
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Water Wise: Waterfront Development Ideas for Your Community

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Water Wise: Waterfront Development Ideas for Your Community

By Joseph Bush

Now that industry has largely left the waterfront, many communities are finding new ways to develop these amenities into recreational destinations.
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Aquatic Trends Report

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Aquatic Trends Report

By Emily Tipping

In our first summary report of Aquatic Trends, we surveyed nearly 1,000 aquatics professionals to find out more about the equipment and amenities found in their facilities, as well as programming, regulatory compliance, major challenges and issues, and much more.
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Playing the Field: Sports-Field Savvy to Make the Most of Your Investment

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Playing the Field: Sports-Field Savvy to Make the Most of Your Investment

By Deborah L. Vence

Whether you’re looking to build a field for baseball, soccer, football or lacrosse, and whether you’re opting for natural or synthetic turf, you need to ask a lot of questions up front to get the most out of your investment.
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Take It Year-Round: Structure Solutions to Protect Your Programs From Mother Nature

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Take It Year-Round: Structure Solutions to Protect Your Programs From Mother Nature

By Joseph Bush

Expanding access to swimming and sports programs often means constructing an enclosure to contain those programs during inclement weather. Alternative structure solutions make it simple.
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Expanding Access: Inclusion & Diversity Outreach Boosts Participation

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Expanding Access: Inclusion & Diversity Outreach Boosts Participation

By Dave Ramont

Access to parks and recreation—both places and programs—can improve a community’s health and cohesiveness. Here, we take a closer look at how park districts across the country are expanding access through outreach to underserved audiences.
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Plan to Recover: Disaster Recovery for Parks & Recreation Areas

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Plan to Recover: Disaster Recovery for Parks & Recreation Areas

By Deborah L. Vence

From wildfires to hurricanes and more, Mother Nature can do a lot of damage. Parks and recreation areas that are faced with natural disasters should have plans in place to recover smoothly.
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Challenge Minus Danger: Playground Advancements Help Children Experience Risk With Fewer Big Injuries

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Challenge Minus Danger: Playground Advancements Help Children Experience Risk With Fewer Big Injuries

By Chris Gelbach

The best playgrounds encourage kids to stretch beyond their comfort zone and take some risks—but they do it without compromising safety.
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Better Together: Partnerships for Program Success

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Better Together: Partnerships for Program Success

By Rick Dandes

They say two heads are better than one, and in the case of providing programs and services to the community, sometimes it pays to partner up with another organization.
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On the Front Lines, Making a Difference: Grassroots Efforts & Technology Aim to Prevent Drowning

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On the Front Lines, Making a Difference: Grassroots Efforts & Technology Aim to Prevent Drowning

By Dave Ramont

Drowning rates have been relatively flat for the past couple of decades, but grassroots organizations across the country, as well as innovative manufacturers, have been working toward solutions.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The March 2019 issue brings you feature stories on waterfront and dog park development. We also take a closer look at locker room design, as well as sports and fitness flooring fundamentals for your facility.

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2019 Buyers Guide

Check out our latest guide to everything you need for your sports, recreation or fitness facility. From aquatic supplies to sporting equipment, from workout machines to park site amenities—and beyond—we've got the most trusted, simple-to-use reference to sports, recreation and fitness products and services in the industry.

BUYERS GUIDE

Rec Report Newsletter

The Rec Report e-newsletter brings you the most up-to-date ideas and solutions for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Every month, we cover the latest and greatest innovations—from programming to facility planning, from research and trends to the newest products—to help you make your facility a success.

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Webinar Educational Series

Recreation Management's Webinar Educational Series connects you with the brightest stars in the field of managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities to provide an in-depth look at some of the top issues and challenges in the field today. Join us to learn more about practical solutions to common problems, as well as new developments and innovations in the industry.

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2018 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 2,000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT