Making a Splash!: The Latest Trends in Splash Play Design

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Making a Splash!: The Latest Trends in Splash Play Design

By Dave Ramont

When the weather gets hot, people of all ages flock to the water, which is one of the reasons why splash play is so popular. With the tremendous growth in these amenities has come a wave of savvy new offerings.
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Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design

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Purposeful Places: The Latest in Landscape Design

By Joseph Bush

The role of landscape design in recreational spaces has evolved to include ADA requirements, sustainability trends and multi-use areas flexible enough to draw as many people as possible.
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Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

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Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

By Chris Gelbach

From clever programming that immerses people in nature to education and initiatives to preserve and conserve, parks and recreation organizations continue to spread the word on environmental awareness.
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Choose Your Own Adventure: Assess Needs, Get Input to Select the Right Play Equipment

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Assess Needs, Get Input to Select the Right Play Equipment

By Deborah L. Vence

Most playgrounds feature an array of apparatuses for children to grow their physical, emotional, cognitive and other skills. But choosing the right playground equipment requires a few first steps.
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Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

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Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

By Dave Ramont

To keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers and the water sparkling and clear, you need to take care of daily, weekly, monthly and other regular tasks. Here's an overview of some smart maintenance practices.
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Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

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Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

By Dave Ramont

Selecting site furnishings for public spaces requires careful thought. Choices should be functional and practical, while also presenting a certain aesthetic.
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Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

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Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

By Rick Dandes

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.
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Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

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Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

By Deborah L. Vence

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in multipurpose facility design, as well as the common elements that are essential in these facilities.
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Making Connections: Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

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Making Connections: Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

By Chris Gelbach

The latest fitness facilities are focused on more than physical health, increasingly providing space for social interaction and even connection with the outdoors.
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Rise to the Challenge: Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

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Rise to the Challenge: Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

By Joe Bush

When you want to provide adventure to your patrons, there are few better options than climbing walls and challenge courses. Learn more about how to bring these amenities to your facility.
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New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

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New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

By Rick Dandes

Diverse aquatic programming and the diverse communities it serves have had a big impact on the way natatoriums are designed.
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Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

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Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

By Deborah L. Vence

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in outdoor aquatic park design, including some of the more popular amenities and the challenges of designing such facilities.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The May 2019 issue focuses on design, with a special supplement on Aquatic Design, covering everything from natatoriums to aquatic parks and splash play. Inside the issue, we feature more stories on design, covering multipurpose facilities, fitness facilities, sports facilities and landscape trends.

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2019 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.

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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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2018 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.

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