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JANUARY 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Philadelphia Kids to Get More Play Options

KaBOOM! and the William Penn Foundation opened applications for city groups to vie for an available $1 million to design and build interactive and playful learning installations in locations across Philadelphia. The winning projects will be finished by July 2021.

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REC NEWS

ASBA Announces Industry Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its industry awards.

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National Fitness Foundation Aligns With IHRSA for NEYS Launch

The National Fitness Foundation, the official nonprofit of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, has announced IHRSA as a sponsor of the National Endowment for Youth Sports Launch Reception.

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National Park Foundation Receives $5 Million in 2020 Appropriations

The National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, will receive $5 million as authorized under the National Park Service Centennial Act.

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ACSM Announces 2020 Fitness Trends

From wearable tech to fitness programs and health and wellness coaching, the American College of Sports Medicine has a handle on the latest trends in fitness.

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ASBA Announces 2019 Game Changer Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association has announced the winners of its annual Game Changer awards.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Playgrounds Most Common in Midwest

Playgrounds Most Common in Midwest

According to Recreation Management's 2019 State of the Industry Report, respondents from the Midwest were both the most likely to have playgrounds currently, as well as the most likely to be planning to add playgrounds at their facilities.

Some 63.3% of Midwestern respondents said their facilities currently included playgrounds. More than six in 10 respondents from the Northeast (62.6%) and from the South Atlantic states (62.5%) also said they currently have playgrounds. This compares with 58% of respondents from the South Central region, and 57.2% of respondents in the West.

Looking forward, more than one-fifth (22.7%) of respondents in the Midwest who had plans to make additions at their facilities said they would be adding playgrounds. They were followed by the West, where 20.3% of respondents with plans for additions said they would be adding playgrounds. Fewer respondents in the South Central region (14.1%), the South Atlantic (13.9%) and the Northeast (11.5%) had plans to add playgrounds at their facilities.

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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

Multigenerational play—with elements for keeping families active together—is one of the driving forces in the most recent playground designs, but that's not all. Playground manufacturers continue to innovate on inclusion, nature-connected play and more.

For more information, read United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone.

Rough Waters: Poudre River Whitewater Park in Fort Collins, Colo.

The design of a new whitewater park in Fort Collins, Colo., aims to create a space where everyone in the community can find a way to enjoy the river.

For more information, read Rough Waters: Poudre River Whitewater Park in Fort Collins, Colo..

A Community Boost: Botetourt Family YMCA in Daleville, Va.

In 2013, Botetourt County citizens approached the regional Y to ask for their own facility. The resulting Botetourt Family YMCA is the fifth location in the YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge system.

For more information, read A Community Boost: Botetourt Family YMCA in Daleville, Va..

Play & Swim: Outfit Your Aquatic Venue, Expand Your Possibilities

If you want your swimming pool to attract more visitors, it's important to meet a range of needs and desires. In this feature, we take a look at some of the most innovative ways to outfit an aquatic venue for fun, fitness and more.

For more information, read Play & Swim: Outfit Your Aquatic Venue, Expand Your Possibilities.

Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies

When you have a crowd, you want to make sure everyone is safe as can be. Here, we take a look at modern strategies for managing crowds and maintaining security.

For more information, read Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2020 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference, Jan. 23 to 25 in Chicago (www.ilipra.org)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2020, Jan. 26 to 28 in Stone Mountain, Ga. (www.iaapa.org)
2020 ACA National Conference, Feb. 11 to 14 in San Diego (www.acacamps.org/conference)
AOAP 9th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 17 to 20 in Frisco, Texas (www.aquaticpros.org)
2020 MPRA Conference & Expo, Feb. 18 to 21 in Lake Ozark, Mo. (www.mopark.org)

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