JUNE 2018


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2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

2018 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Regional Information

A Look at Regional Trends

In this section, we break down the trends by region of the country.


A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

In this section, we cover the trends in aquatic facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

The largest number of survey respondents come from parks and recreation organizations. In this section, we take a look at trends in their parks and facilities.

Colleges & Universities

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities continue to struggle with state-level budget cuts, but providing wellness, sports, fitness and recreation to students is still a way to stand out from other campuses.

Schools & School Districts

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Schools and school districts provide a huge range of services, from simple youth sports programs to shared community facilities. This section takes a look at trends among school respondents.

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Respondents from health clubs, fitness clubs, sports clubs and medical fitness facilities provide unique offerings focused on fitness and wellness. Here's a look at the trends among these facilities.


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

These nonprofit facilities tend to provide a huge range of programs for people of all ages. Here we take a look at the latest trends for these facilities.

Table of contents for JUNE 2018 issue of Recreation Management Magazine



A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities range from summer camps for youths to campgrounds and RV parks for anyone who cares to spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors. Here, we provide an overview of trends in these facilities.

Community Centers

A Look at Trends in Community Centers

Community sports and recreation centers provide a place for people to get involved in a wide variety of programs, from team sports to fitness and more. Here, we take a look at the latest in these facilities.

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Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
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