Fitness for All: Campus Design Focuses on Connection, Inclusiveness

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Fitness for All: Campus Design Focuses on Connection, Inclusiveness

By Deborah L. Vence

Campus recreation centers are still a centerpiece, providing a useful tool in recruiting new students and ensuring good quality of life for existing students.
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The Landscape View: Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront

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The Landscape View: Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront

By Dave Ramont

The best parks are not just pieces of land set aside for sports and recreation, but rather, take the needs of the community into account and make careful use of landscape design to maximize their potential.
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Swimming Ahead: New Currents in Natatorium Design

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Swimming Ahead: New Currents in Natatorium Design

By Dave Ramont

Waterpark-like amenities have taken over outdoor swimming pools, but indoor pools also are adapting with the needs of modern swimmers, incorporating more fun and fitness.
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Everyone's Welcome: The Latest Trends in Sports Facility Design

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Everyone's Welcome: The Latest Trends in Sports Facility Design

By Chris Gelbach

At colleges and universities, and even some high schools, design for sports facilities caters to the needs of athletes. But lately, these designs are aiming to take everyone into account.
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The Changing Face of Recreation: Multigenerational, Multipurpose Facilities

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The Changing Face of Recreation: Multigenerational, Multipurpose Facilities

By Rick Dandes

YMCAs and community recreation centers have seen a lot of changes over the years, and most of them arc toward greater inclusiveness. Here's the latest trends in designing facilities for multiple demographics and functions.
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Creature Comforts: Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

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Creature Comforts: Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

By Deborah L. Vence

Whether your park setting is a peaceful wooded area or a bustling city square, there are furnishings that will meet your needs, providing comfort for visitors and the right aesthetic for your park.
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Get Moving, Get Playing!: Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

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Get Moving, Get Playing!: Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

By Dave Ramont

Screen time might be tempting a lot of kids to forgo activity, but that doesn't mean you should sit back and let it happen. Designing active playgrounds is one way to encourage kids and their families to put down the device and get moving.
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When Disaster Strikes: Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks

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When Disaster Strikes: Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks

By Rick Dandes

When hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters threaten, parks can be on the front line. Being prepared before disaster strikes is the key to success.
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Making Connections, Spurring Development: The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

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Making Connections, Spurring Development: The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

By Chris Gelbach

Designing good multi-use trails takes careful planning and teamwork. Here, we take a closer look at how some greenways have gotten started, and how others are continuing to develop.
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Expanding Pools of Knowledge: Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

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Expanding Pools of Knowledge: Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

By Rick Dandes

Maintaining good water and air quality requires careful attention to all of your pool's systems and infrastructure. Following regular, recommended maintenance practices helps keep things in working order.
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Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

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Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

By Deborah L. Vence

Parks and recreation facilities, as well as schools and college campuses have long been at the forefront of innovative and sustainable design. Find out how some facilities use small steps to go greener.
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Adventure Awaits!: Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

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Adventure Awaits!: Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

By Dave Ramont

There are more options than ever, if you want to add more thrill to your recreational lineup. From climbing walls and challenge courses to zip lines and free-fall devices, you can provide the adventure your visitors are looking for.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the May 2018 issue, we turn the spotlight on facility design. Inside the issue, we take a closer look at the latest trends in natatoriums, landscapes, campus fitness, multipurpose facilities and more.

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2018 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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2017 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

Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Robertson Recreational Surfaces / TotTurf - Providing quality safety surfacing products since 1991
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.
Busch Systems - Conserve Your Landscape With Our Recycling & Waste Containers
National Construction Rental - Rentals Made Easy.