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SEPTEMBER 2006

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

Special Report: <br>
Recreation Managementís First Annual State of the Industry Report: Our First Annual Recreation Forecast

Special Report:
Recreation Managementís First Annual State of the Industry Report

Our First Annual Recreation Forecast

We combed through and decipher all the research, reports, association and academic news, and expert opinions to present an educated glimpse of leading trends in the managed sports, fitness and recreation market for the coming year. Included is specific attention to new construction and renovation projections, news, programming innovations, and participation evolution, all designed to be a benchmark for the industry—and an indispensable planning tool for recreation professionals.

Refreshing Strategies: Cool Tips for Waterparks and Splash Play Areas

Refreshing Strategies

Cool Tips for Waterparks and Splash Play Areas

Is your aquatic center failing to make a splash? We give you tips on how to make your facility fresh and engaging, without breaking the bank.

A Grand Stand: Adding Some Mmmm to Your Concessions Menu

A Grand Stand

Adding Some Mmmm to Your Concessions Menu

Donít be afraid to try something a little different, be it healthy or just delicious, to spark some new interest in your concession stand. If you really get things going, you might be able to use your food as a draw to your facility.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Are Collegiate Recreational Sports Directors in the Fitness or Education Business?

Association Guest Column: National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association

The added responsibility for recreational sports directors on a college or university campus is to further the goals of higher education, and in particular, those of their host institution. It works the other way, too: The most successful higher education administrators make a point of reaching out to campus professionals engaged in all aspects of student learning environments, including recreational sports directors and other student-affairs-related personnel.

Spa Trek: Resort Spas for the 21st Century

Spas

Designing a new spa or expanding an existing one can be an exciting and challenging journey. With strategic planning and judicious equipment choices, you will create a haven that your clients will associate with their healing and rejuvenation, that your staff will applaud for its attention to their health and well-being, and that you will recognize as the profitable venture you envisioned all along the way.

Standards and Guidelines for Fitness Facilities: Sword or Shield?

Fitness

The growth of the fitness industry has not come without some problems and its share of ups and downs. Some of those problems have been related to public and media perceptions as to the qualifications of some of those employed in the industry; others have dealt with so-called "certification mills" for fitness professionals, which in many instances have churned out unqualified fitness instructors and personal trainers to interact with consumers; still others have dealt with claims and litigation against exercise professionals and fitness facility operations related to negligence allegations in personal injury and wrongful-death cases.

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FACILITY PROFILES

Zoo: A Spot for Tots

Kronkosky Tiny Tot Nature Spot At The San Antonio Zoo And Aquarium
San Antonio, Texas

When the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation began analyzing early-childhood development, it realized that the most popular family destination in San Antonio was the zoo. So the foundation approached the zoo about creating a place for infants to 5-year-old children.

Community Center: Soaring Design

Peters Township Community Recreation Center
Venetia, Pa.

Peters Township in Venetia, Pa., took a cue from one of natureís graceful fliers when designing its new recreation center.

The front of the building has two wings on either side of the main entrance that angle back, similar to a hawkís arched wings. An elongated central core of the building further develops the avian-themed design for the facility.