VP Building - Quality Buildings for Recreation

JULY 2008


The Not-So-Beaten Path

Money, and Happiness


Money-Wise: Our 2008 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry


Our 2008 Salary Survey of the Managed Recreation, Sports & Fitness Industry

Even in rough economic times, everyone wants to know how their salary stacks up. Learn where you stand compared to your peers in the field.

Splash City Roadmap: Trends in Aquatic Design & Programming

Splash City Roadmap

Trends in Aquatic Design & Programming

While rectangular pools are a necessity for many agencies and organizations, plenty of cities, parks and facilities are going off the traditional roadmap, adding waterpark-like elements and programs.

Know the Score: Scoreboard Options Run the Gamut

Know the Score

Scoreboard Options Run the Gamut

While some facilities invest heavily in high-tech scoreboards, there are plenty of lower-cost, highly effective options available. Learn more to make the best decision for your facility.

Table of contents for JULY 2008 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


National Swimming Pool Foundation: Red Alert

New System Aims to Reduce Outbreaks

In cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NSPF is making it easier for facilities across the country to stay ahead of outbreaks of recreational water illnesses.

A Collegiate Complement

Designing College Fitness to Fit Collegiate Culture

College recreation facilities are central to campus life. In this Design Corner column, author Curt Moody explores ways the design can incorporate campus elements—including team colors and mascots—to solidify the campus culture.

On the Road

10 Components to a Successful Race

Before you say ready, set, go, take a look at these 10 steps to ensure your road race comes off without a hitch.

Table of contents for JULY 2008 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Designing the Future, Preserving the Past

Crystal Beach Park in Woodward, Okla.

At Crystal Beach Park, a stunning revitalization has led to increased play options for kids of all abilities.

A Tower of Strength

Ironworks Gym in Point Edwards, Ontario

With a need to expand clientele beyond the typical muscle-bound gym-goer, this facility's owner took some creative approaches to reach the community with strength training and other fitness options.

Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
PPremier Polysteel - The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture Available. Period.
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now.- Shop Now
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.