JULY 2019

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

The 10-Year Plan

FEATURES

On the Up & Up: Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

On the Up & Up

Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

Hard on the heels of our annual State of the Industry Report, we offer up our annual examination of careers, salaries and demographics of more than 1,400 professionals managing recreation, sports and fitness facilities and programs.

In Safe Keeping: The Right Surface Is Crucial to Playground Safety

In Safe Keeping

The Right Surface Is Crucial to Playground Safety

Before making decisions about playground safety surfaces, it's important to consider how your specifics—from climate and usage to maintenance capabilities and budget—will affect the surface over time.

A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

A Wealth of Water Fun

Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

Learn-to-swim is the foundation on which aquatic programming is built, for the most part, but adding in recreational and therapeutic elements offers a chance to expand your audience.

Survival of the Fittest: Meeting Demand in Fitness Programming

Survival of the Fittest

Meeting Demand in Fitness Programming

While some fitness programs maintain popularity over time, there is always something new under the sun. Learn the latest trends so you can meet the demand of your members and entice new visitors.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Make Better Weather Decisions

Doppler radar is an important tool in evaluating weather conditions, but it’s important to understand it well before making weather-related decisions.

Filtration Operation: Back to Basics

When it comes to keeping pool water clean and clear, the pool filter is the key. Get back to basics to understand how filtration works.

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GUEST COLUMNS

Design Corner

Savvy Insight Into Recreation Project Planning

Planning for any recreation facility includes many important decisions, but communication is one of the keys, including transparency about the project goals and execution process.

Fitness

Build Community With Inclusive Outdoor Fitness

As one of the most inclusive amenities for public spaces, outdoor fitness equipment has greatly evolved over the past decade and now provides a vast range of activities for users of nearly every age and fitness level.

How Parks and Recreation Can Help to Reshape Public Health

Most Americans are not getting enough exercise, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight or avoiding nicotine. This concerning statistic reinforces the role that local government parks and recreation departments can play in elevating the importance of wellness as a lifestyle choice and providing citizens with affordable, convenient access to fitness services and public resources.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASES

Restroom Structures

Locker Room Equipment

New Product Ideas

Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected

Looking for a quick way to find out the most comprehensive information as you make plans for programs and facilities?

The web provides a world of resources—a virtual connection to all kinds of products and services for recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Your answers are just a quick click away.