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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Play It Safe: The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

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Play It Safe: The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

By Rick Dandes

Given that falls to the surface are the cause of most playground-related injuries and E.R. visits, understanding playground safety surfaces is crucial.
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Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing

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Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing

By Joe Bush

You don’t need a huge marketing budget to be effective at getting the public into your facilities and programs. You just need to take advantage of the tools at your disposal.
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Swim Toward Success: Growing Innovative Aquatic Programs

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Swim Toward Success: Growing Innovative Aquatic Programs

By Dave Ramont

Learn-to-swim is the foundation of most aquatic facilities, but to ensure you are earning revenues to cover your operations, it’s wise to expand your options.
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Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends

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Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends

By Deborah L. Vence

Functional fitness is all the rage, and fitness equipment manufacturers are providing new and innovative machines that can accommodate it. Here, we take a look at this and other trends in fitness equipment.
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Play It Safe: Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety

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Play It Safe: Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

Here, industry experts share their thoughts on the best practices in waterpark safety and resource management, as well as lifeguarding trends.
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Spray & Play: Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve

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Spray & Play: Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve

By Joseph Bush

Splash play areas continue to be a hot item among parks and other providers of recreation. As these amenities grow in use, manufacturers have done their research to better understand what makes them more successful.
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Wet & Wild: The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations

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Wet & Wild: The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations

By Dave Ramont

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, and designers and operators are always looking for the next new thing that will get patrons through the gate and keep them coming back for a splashing good time.
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Get Inspired: Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

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Get Inspired: Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

By Dave Ramont

Nature has long been one of humankind’s most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet both for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the January 2019 issue, we bring you the latest information on grassroots efforts to prevent drowning, and we take a closer look at how playground manufacturers are boosting perceived risk on the playground without compromising safety. We also take a look at proactive plans for disaster recovery and smart partnership ideas.

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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