Issue Archives
January 2018
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Play It Safe
Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety
Water Wise
Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning
To Better Serve Those Who Serve
How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun
But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

Let the Sun Shine In
The YMCA of the Suncoast: Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in Lecanto, Fla.

Sports Fields 
One Field, One Season
Keeping the Natural Turf

Lighting Products
Shelters & Shade Structures
Literature Showcase
New Product Ideas
February 2018
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Profitable Pools
Strategies for Designing Pools to Stay Out of the Red
Healthy Air, Healthy Water
Best Practices to Keep Patrons & Staff Healthy
Swimming Toward Wellness
Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness
Get Ahead of the Game
Successful Sports Field Maintenance
All-Season Structures
Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Looking Beyond Physical Limits
Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
All Together Now
Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

A Waterfront Park Revitalized
Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Park Upgrade
Creating a New Destination
Mega-10 Park in Marshalltown, Iowa

Design Corner 
Optimizing the Design of Recreation Centers
Making the Right Choice in Prefabricated Restrooms

Dog Park Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Products
Sports Flooring
New Product Ideas
March 2018
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Dog Day Afternoons
Building Your Dog Park, From Start to Finish
From Industrial to Recreational
Ideas in Waterfront Restoration
Surface Area
Options Abound for Indoor Sports Flooring & Fitness Surfaces
Inclusive and Multifaceted
The Ongoing Evolution of Locker Rooms

Gym Flooring
Bringing Wellness to Those Who Help Others: Alongside in Richland, Mich.

The Future of Fitness: Gym Design
Event Planning 
Professional Weather Advice for an Ideal Outdoor Event Experience

Pool & Aquatic Equipment
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Event & Concession Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2018
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When Disaster Strikes
Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks
Get Moving, Get Playing!
Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go
Creature Comforts
Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site
Adventure Awaits!
Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options
Still Going Green
Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities
Expanding Pools of Knowledge
Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety
Making Connections, Spurring Development
The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

Military Recreation
A Little R&R
The Epicenter at Great Lakes naval station, Ill.

Member Retention 
Don't Do It Without the Data
Gearing Up for the Swim Season

Waterfront & Marina Products
Fitness & Exercise Equipment
New Product Ideas
Problem-Solver Showcase
May 2018
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The Changing Face of Recreation
Multigenerational, Multipurpose Facilities
Everyone's Welcome
The Latest Trends in Sports Facility Design
Swimming Ahead
New Currents in Natatorium Design
The Landscape View
Bringing the Many Benefits of Parks to the Forefront
Fitness for All
Campus Design Focuses on Connection, Inclusiveness

In the Fight
The HIT Squad in Granite City, Ill.

Evaluating Eye & Respiratory Symptoms at an Indoor Waterpark
Making the Most of Your Changing Room Design

Outdoor Sports Equipment
Outdoor Fitness Equipment
Gymnasium Components
New Product Ideas
June 2018
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2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry
A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities
Regional Information
A Look at Regional Trends
A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities
Parks & Recreation
A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation
Colleges & Universities
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities
Schools & School Districts
A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts
Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs, and Boys & Girls Clubs
July 2018
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In The Money
Our 11th Annual Salary Survey
Destination: Playgrounds
Modern Playgrounds Create Fun Family Outings
Come On In, The Water's Fine!
Effective Systems to Maintain Water Quality
All Grown Up
Innovative Programs for Active Older Adults

Camp Renewal
Camp Kelly in Tunkhannock, Pa.

Sports Equipment 
The Importance of Athletic Equipment Inspections

Locker Room Equipment
Restroom Structures
New Product Ideas
Website Showcase
August 2018
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One Eye on the Future
Plan Your Facility for the Long Term

Tips for Recruiting the Next Generation of Government Parks and Rec Employees 
September 2018
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Everyone's Gym
Outdoor Fitness Reaches All Ages, Abilities
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Making a Great Event
New Pool Rules
Passive amenities are out; floating creative water spaces can increase attendance
A Necessary Service
Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

Grounds Maintenance
Managing the Wild
Various Locations - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rec Center
Pump Up the Memberships
The Centre of Elgin in Elgin, Ill.

The Multi-Faceted Value of Play
The Benefits of Play Extend Beyond Exercise
A Perfect Fitness

Waterpark & Splash Play Equipment
Playground Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas
Recreation Management's Review of Products at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference
Trade Show In Print
October 2018
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Wet & Wild
The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations
Spray & Play
Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve
Play It Safe
Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety
Gimme Shelter
Keys for Creating Great Covered Spaces
Pump It Up
Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game
Greener Than Ever
The Latest Trends in Grounds and Turf Management
Get Inspired
Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

Sports Flooring
What's Under Foot?
Blue Springs Fieldhouse in Blue Springs, Mo.

Healthy Swimming Pools & the Importance of Chlorine

Enclosures & Building Structures
Playground Equipment
Climbing Walls & Challenge Courses
Bleachers & Benches
New Product Ideas
November 2018
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Find Your Fit
Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends
Swim Toward Success
Growing Innovative Aquatic Programs
Spread the Word
Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing
Play It Safe
The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

Indoor Sports Flooring 
Be More Versatile
The Benefits of Modular Sports Flooring
Special Olympics 
50 Years of the Special Olympics

Outdoor Sports Surfaces
Sports Field Maintenance Equipment
Recreation Management's Review of Products at the 2018 Athletic Business Show
Top Products for 2018
New Product Ideas
GameTime - You Were Meant to THRIVE!
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - For Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists