A Place for Everything, Everything in Its Place: Furnishing Your Site Effectively
If you find yourself sitting serenely on a park bench, taking in the surroundings, the last thing on your mind is probably the park bench. But there are people who have given a lot of thought to that bench, along with all the other furnishings that make a park a pleasant place to be.
A World of Play: Trends in Playground Planning & Design
From inclusive playspaces that give kids of all abilities a chance to play alongside one another to custom-designed playgrounds that take a locality's history, culture or geology into account and beyond, playground designers and manufacturers continue to raise the bar.
Fun for All: The Latest in Park Planning and Design
Parks are an essential part of a well-planned neighborhood, and as such, they require careful attention to planning and design. Collaborating with residents and other stakeholders and accommodating the interests of multiple generations are two keys to success.
Pass It On: Cultivating New Nature-Lovers With Environmental Education Programs
To protect the environment for the long term, you need to keep educating people, young and old, about why that's a worthwhile goal. Environmental education programs of all kinds connect people of all ages with the natural world around them, growing tomorrow's conservationists today.
Essential Aquatic Maintenance: Facilities Need Planned Maintenance, Energy-Efficient Solutions
Aquatic facilities come with a lot of working parts that need to be kept running effectively. Staying on top of a wide range of maintenance requirements is essential to maintaining a safe environment for swimmers, as well as protecting your investment in your facility.
Reaching New Heights: Demand for Adventure Fitness on the Rise
From climbing and bouldering walls to ropes courses, challenge courses and obstacle courses, there's a tremendous range of adventure out there for the taking. Find out more about how to best manage these types of amenities, from getting folks interested to keeping them coming back for more.
Sizing Up Your Surface: Options Abound When You Want Performance & Durability
When it comes to indoor sports and fitness surfaces, options abound, from synthetic vinyl and rubber surfaces and tiles to hardwood flooring. Learn more about your choices and their benefits, as well as what to expect over the long run.
Recreation Management Magazine
The April 2017 issue includes our annual guide to playgrounds and park furnishings, where we talk to experts about the latest trends in playground equipment, the best ways to select and arrange site furnishings, and the smartest strategies for designing park spaces. Inside the issue, we take a closer look at climbing walls and other adventurous recreational options, as well as aquatic facility maintenance and environmental education programs.
2017 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.
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.
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.
2016 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.