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JUNE 2010

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

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FEATURES

OUR 2010 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY: What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

OUR 2010 REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE MANAGED RECREATION INDUSTRY

What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

More than 2,200 professionals responded quickly to our call for more information about their facility operations. Here, we sum up their responses, including their experience with operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

REGIONAL INFORMATION

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 aquatic facilities of all types—from natatoriums to waterparks and splash play areas—are doing in 2010. This year, safety and programming are a top concern.

PARKS & RECREATION

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feeling the impact of deep budget cuts, parks and recreation departments are still performing strongly according to survey respondents. Find out how they are adjusting their programs and facilities.

COLLEGES & 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 & SCHOOL DISTRICTS

A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts

Schools and school districts are reeling in the wake of the recession and its impact on home prices, and thus, their funding. Learn how these facilities are faring in 2010.

HEALTH CLUBS

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health clubs offer a place to work out and more—they are often at the forefront of creative programming and have plenty of marketing savvy to draw in new members and keep them coming back for more. Here we look at the major trends in health clubs.

YMCAS

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

YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs often serve a crucial mission—providing programming that can't be found elsewhere by many of their members. While they are not immune from the effects of the recession, they are still reaching out to their communities.

RECREATION/SPORTS CENTERS

A Look at Trends in Community Recreation & Sports Centers

New to our coverage this year, this section takes a look at trends in community sports and recreation centers.

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