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JUNE 2009

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Some Grains of Salt

FEATURES

2009 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY: General Survey Results

2009 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY

General Survey Results

We asked more than 2,000 professionals from across the industry about their experience with facility operations, staffing, programming, building and much more. Here, we summarize the results from all facility types.

REGIONAL TRENDS

A Look at Regional Trends

Breaking things down by region, this section takes a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn where facility directors are anticipating growing usage and revenues, and where the recession is having a stronger impact.

AQUATIC FACILITIES

A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

In this section focused on aquatic facilities, we consider how pools, splash play areas and waterparks are doing in 2009. This year, we learn that many are still planning more play elements, but also that efficiency is a top concern.

PARKS & RECREATION

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation departments help build our communities, connecting people with opportunities for recreation, sports, fitness, education and more. Read on to learn more about the major trends impacting the field.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities across the country offer sports and recreational fun as a way to get students interested in attending and to keep them healthy once they’re there. Here we look at the major trends in campus recreation.

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS

A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts

At schools across the country, the problem of childhood obesity is still a major concern, but the impact of a down economy is even stronger. This section of the report explores the trends in sports, recreation and fitness among schools.

HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORTS CLUBS

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health and fitness clubs are feeling the pinch, but they are adjusting rapidly to ensure their own recovery. Find out what trends are impacting the health club market.

YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

While many of the trends occurring in YMCAs and similar facilities mirror what’s taking place in health clubs, these facility managers still see much higher spending and revenues, as well as a greater focus on families.

PRIVATE & YOUTH CAMPS, CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS

A Look at Trends in Camps & Campgrounds

New to our coverage this year, this section takes a look at the trends impacting these outdoor-focused facilities.