USA Shade - Endless possibilities. Uncompromising quality. Lasting partnerships. - Discover more
A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

FEATURE ARTICLE

A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

By Deborah L. Vence

To design and develop an effective trail or greenway, you need to start with a proper plan. Community involvement and funding partnerships will help get the project off the ground.
Click to read A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

FEATURE ARTICLE

Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

By Joe Bush

Keeping aquatic facilities running smoothly requires close attention to daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled maintenance practices, as well as knowing when it’s time to plan some renovations.
Click to read Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

FEATURE ARTICLE

Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

By Dave Ramont

Playgrounds have come a long way since their inception, with huge advances in safety, as well as increasingly creative solutions that get kids moving and having fun.
Click to read Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

FEATURE ARTICLE

Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

In our annual Salary Survey, based on responses from more than 2,100 professionals in the recreation, sports and fitness industry, we see how salaries are inching up, along with happiness at work.
Click to read Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

FEATURE ARTICLE

YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of opportunities for their members. Here we consider the latest trends in these mostly-nonprofit facilities.
Click to read YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

FEATURE ARTICLE

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health, fitness and sports clubs represent a unique segment of the market, more often operating as for-profit facilities that must make ends meet. Here's a look at how things are shaping up for these facilities.
Click to read Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

FEATURE ARTICLE

Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

By Enter Author Here

In many locations, schools and school districts are struggling to make ends meet, even as the rest of the economy has sputtered back to normal. This section takes a look at trends in the schools.
Click to read Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

FEATURE ARTICLE

Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have seen budget cuts at the state level, but they still provide wellness, sports, fitness and recreation to students via innovative and beautiful facilities. Here's a look at on-campus trends.
Click to read Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

FEATURE ARTICLE

Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation respondents make up the largest portion of the survey audience. Here, we examine some of the trends in these facilities, highlighting revenues and budgets, as well as construction plans and programming trends.
Click to read Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

FEATURE ARTICLE

Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas, including a look at aquatics-specific features and programs.
Click to read Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

FEATURE ARTICLE

Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

Here we take a look at trends in facilities across the country, breaking down the information by region to understand how things differ depending on which part of the country they're located.
Click to read Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

FEATURE ARTICLE

2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

By Emily Tipping

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.
Click to read 2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Recreation Management Magazine

Our July 2016 issue features our annual Salary Survey, a deeper look into the careers of directors, operators and owners of recreation, sports and fitness facilities based on a survey of more than 2,100 professionals. The issue also takes a closeup look at playground design trends, pool maintenance practices, and trails and greenways.

READ MORE

News & Events

Your connection to current events, trends and top news stories in the managed recreation industry.

REC NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 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.

READ MORE

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.

READ MORE

2015 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