JULY 2011


Celebrate Good Times


Money & Happiness: Our Fourth Annual Salary Survey

Money & Happiness

Our Fourth Annual Salary Survey

Based on a survey of more than 2,000 professionals in the managed recreation, sports and fitness market, our fourth annual survey of salaries and careers offers a positive outlook for years to come.

Making Waves: New Strides in Aquatic Safety

Making Waves

New Strides in Aquatic Safety

Through industry collaboration and scientific study, big advances are being made in aquatic safety. From training lifeguards to creating codes for every pool to follow, there are plenty of new developments to follow.

Design For All Times: Trends in Sports Facility Design

Design For All Times

Trends in Sports Facility Design

The design of sports facilities has gone far beyond big boxes to hold gymnasiums and now increasingly incorporates social elements, while also taking into account environmental, compliance and liability issues.

Maintenance Series: Grounds: Caring for Growing Places<br>
<em>Grounds—and Their Crews—Require Careful Attention</em>

Maintenance Series: Grounds

Caring for Growing Places
Grounds—and Their Crews—Require Careful Attention

Great grounds can make a great impression, but only if they are properly cared for. This month we take a look at grounds maintenance practices.

Table of contents for JULY 2011 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Design Corner

Vibrant Centers of Community Identity

For community centers to be effective centerpieces for those they serve, the planning team must take into account the building's design, programming and operations.


Giving Back

Members of the Armed Services and their families have given so much. Here is a way that fitness facilities can give something back.

Table of contents for JULY 2011 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


Parks: Dreams Come True

Westminster Center Park in Westminster, Colo.

When designing this new park space and playground, the planning team looked to a sister city in England—and took some cues from the story of Peter Pan, as well.

S.R. Smith - Scan in style - Sentry Guard Chairs - Learn More
Commercial Recreation Specialists - Your Waterfront Reinvented
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
National Recreation Systems - Trusted Manufacturer of Quality Aluminum Bleachers, Benches and Picnic tables for over 25 years