Getting Fit in the Great Outdoors: Innovative Equipment to Expand Your Community of Wellness

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Getting Fit in the Great Outdoors: Innovative Equipment to Expand Your Community of Wellness

By Deborah L. Vence

Outdoor fitness opportunities make it easier for everyone to engage in wellness. And with new equipment options being introduced all the time, you have more ways than ever to expand your audience.
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Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

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Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

By Joe Bush

Nearly 8 million students currently participate in sports at the high school level, according to the NCAA, and they all need a place to play. This feature will examine some of the latest ideas in high school athletic facility design.
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Building Better Events: Plan, Execute, Excite

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Building Better Events: Plan, Execute, Excite

By Chris Gelbach

Creating an engaging and effective event doesn't need to be a chore. Here, we talked to experts in event planning to uncover some best practices and smart, innovative approaches to help you put your best face forward.
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Planning for Flexibility & Wellness: The Ongoing Evolution of Natatorium Design

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Planning for Flexibility & Wellness: The Ongoing Evolution of Natatorium Design

By Dave Ramont

Indoor pools are increasingly designed with attention to the health of swimmers and staff. Here, we take a look at current musts in natatorium design, as well as taking a peak into what will be tomorrow's trends.
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A Splashing Good Time: Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play

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A Splashing Good Time: Inclusive & Multigenerational Splash Play

By Joseph Bush

Splash play areas continue to evolve, with more ways to make sure people of all ages and abilities can have fun and cool off.
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A Path Toward Conservation: The Environmental Benefits of Trails & Greenways

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A Path Toward Conservation: The Environmental Benefits of Trails & Greenways

By Chris Gelbach

Thoughtfully planned trails and greenways can provide a myriad of conservation benefits—from preserving ecosystems to providing a pollution-free way for commuters to get from here to there.
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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

By Dave Ramont

Multigenerational play—with elements for keeping families active together—is one of the driving forces in the most recent playground designs, but that's not all. Playground manufacturers continue to innovate on inclusion, nature-connected play and more.
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Worlds of Water Fun: A Deep-Dive Into Outdoor Aquatic Park Design

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Worlds of Water Fun: A Deep-Dive Into Outdoor Aquatic Park Design

By Rick Dandes

When it comes to designing community aquatic parks, it's crucial to plan carefully to ensure the facility can be as close to self-sustaining as possible. Find out more about aquatic designers approach this challenge.
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Game Day Connections: Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

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Game Day Connections: Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

By Dave Ramont

For fans and players alike, the right scoring, lighting and sound systems make a big difference in the enjoyment of the game, whether it's football, soccer, baseball, swimming or any other sport.
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Just Add Water: Indoors or Out, Waterparks Offer Fun for All

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Just Add Water: Indoors or Out, Waterparks Offer Fun for All

By Dave Ramont

Whether they are indoors or outdoors, waterparks provide a fun escape for people of all ages. Here, we take a closer look at some of the latest rides and trends in marketing, with ideas to help you bring more people to your own facility.
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Grounds for Improvement: New Efficiencies Drive Better Maintenance Practices

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Grounds for Improvement: New Efficiencies Drive Better Maintenance Practices

By Rick Dandes

Efficiency and smarter, more ecological practices are the name of the game when it comes to grounds maintenance. From sports fields to open spaces, learn more about the equipment and practices you need to get the job done right.
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Great Escapes: Provide Respite & Relaxation With Shelters & Shade Structures

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Great Escapes: Provide Respite & Relaxation With Shelters & Shade Structures

By Deborah Vence

From elaborate structures that serve as park centerpieces to simpler shelters that offer an easy way to get out of the weather, we cover all of the ways shelters and shade structures can help improve your site.
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Recreation Management Magazine

They January 2020 issue focuses on facility design, with conversations with a wide range of top designers from across the industry. Feature stories take an in-depth look at how multipurpose facilities are focusing on wellness, as well as new trends in landscape design and high school sports facilities. We also consider the latest trends in the design of natatoriums and outdoor aquatic parks.

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2020 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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2019 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 1,4000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT