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JULY 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Fieldhouse Renovated, Expanded at UW-Platteville

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Students, faculty and staff now can enjoy the expanded and renovated Williams Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Some of the upgrades to the fieldhouse include "55,925 square feet of new space and an additional 2,681 square feet of remodeled space" in order to "accommodate UW-Platteville's increasing enrollment and support the university's club sports, intramural sports, open recreation and varsity sports programs and the physical education department."

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Water Odyssey - Creating Compelling Aquatic Play Experiences

REC NEWS

Farmers Market Week Highlights Benefits

The Farmers Market Coalition announced the launch of its nationwide campaign for the 20th annual National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 4 to 10.

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Women Leaders in College Sports Announces 2019 Administrator Awards

Women Leaders in College Sports announced its 2019 Administrator of the Year Award and Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year Award recipients.

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ASCE to Grade Stormwater in 2021 Infrastructure Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers and its Environmental & Water Resources Institute, National Municipal Stormwater Alliance and the Water Environment Federation announced that stormwater infrastructure will be evaluated and graded in the next ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Pediatricians Urge Steps to Ensure School Readiness

Too many U.S. children start kindergarten without adequate social-emotional and behavioral skills critical to school success, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics report.

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New York Life Foundation Awards Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs

The New York Life Foundation, in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance, announced $1.35 million in new grants to be awarded to 26 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Colleges & Universities Planning Renovations

Colleges & Universities Planning Renovations

There was a significant increase in the number of college respondents who said they have plans for renovations at their existing facilities, from 37.1 percent in 2018 to 46.7 percent in 2019. Another 22.7 percent said they are planning new construction, while 23.3 percent are planning to make additions to their existing facilities.

The amount that college respondents have budgeted for their construction plans fell 20.4 percent in 2019, from an average of $9,500,000 to $7,560,000. This is likely due to the much higher number planning renovations and slightly lower number planning new construction. As is generally the case, college respondents have the highest construction budgets, planning to spend nearly twice as much (48.8 percent more) as the average for all respondents. Looking back to 2017, when there was a more comparable number of college respondents planning new construction, construction budgets have fallen 2.9 percent, from an average of $7,786,000 in 2017 to $7,560,000 in 2019.

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A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

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Smart Start: What You Need to Know About Indoor Sports Design

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

FRPA Annual Conference, Aug. 26 to 29 in Orlando, Fla. (www.frpa.org)
2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
2019 WWA Show, Oct. 7 to 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (www.waterparks.org)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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