Feature Article - June 2007
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2007 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY

General Survey Results


Facility Planning

With new recreation centers popping up on college campuses, new health clubs providing more fitness options on street corners across the nation and new parks and sports fields abounding, it's no surprise that the majority of survey respondents have some kind of plan to create new and improved facilities.

More than three-quarters of respondents reported that they have plans to either build new facilities, add to their existing facilities or renovate their existing facilities within the next three years. Only 24.9 percent currently do not have plans to build over the next several years. (See Figure 21.)


More than one-quarter of respondents are planning to spend at least $5 million on those new and renovated facilities, with 15.1 percent planning to spend $10 million or more. More than a third (38.5 percent) are planning to spend less than $500,000 on their facility plans. (See Figure 22.)