Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School District

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Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School District

The recreation, sports and fitness programming and services offered by schools and school districts are wide-ranging, with some schools providing the only outlet for such activities in their communities. Here is an overview of trends in schools and school districts.
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Trends in Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

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Trends in Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation departments and districts are a cornerstone of the industry. Here we take a look at trends in parks and recreation organizations and facilities.
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On a Roll: Creating Bike-Friendly Parks & Communities

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On a Roll: Creating Bike-Friendly Parks & Communities

By Dave Ramont

Creating a bike-friendly park or community begins with infrastructure, and continues with providing a place for bikers of all ages to have some fun and get their wheels rolling.
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Money Matters: Our 13th Annual Salary Survey

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Money Matters: Our 13th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

When we asked readers to respond to our annual survey in January, salaries were well up, year-over-year, and in a May Update Survey, we found that the majority had seen no change, as of yet. Tune in here to find out more about recreation, sports and fitness careers in our Salary Survey.
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Coming Back to Aquatics: Lessons, Rentals, New Programs Help Facilities Stay Afloat

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Coming Back to Aquatics: Lessons, Rentals, New Programs Help Facilities Stay Afloat

By Chris Gelbach

Operating an aquatic facility efficiently has long been a challenge. We talked to experienced aquatics programmers to find out how the right programming mix can help.
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Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs: A Look at Trends in Ys

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

These nonprofit facilities tend to provide a huge range of programs for people of all ages, from innovative aquatics and team sports to fitness, childcare and more. Here is an overview of trends in Ys and similar facilities.
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Trends in Aquatic Facilities: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

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Trends in Aquatic Facilities: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

From indoor and outdoor pools to splash play areas, waterparks and beyond, aquatic facilities feature unique challenges and solutions. Here is an overview of trends in aquatic facilities.
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Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

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Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

From neighborhood fitness clubs to medical fitness facilities, there's a lot of ways for people to focus on their wellness. Here is an overview of the trends in health, fitness and sports clubs.
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Aquatic Pros Talk Design: Plan Ahead for Operational Success

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Aquatic Pros Talk Design: Plan Ahead for Operational Success

By Deborah Vence

In order to achieve operational success at your aquatic facility, you need to start with the design, factoring in your audience and market, as well as how to create aesthetic appeal.
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2020 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

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2020 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

By Emily Tipping

More than 1,300 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Plus, hundreds of readers responded to our COVID-19 Update Survey in early May to discuss the impact of the pandemic on their facilities. Here, we summarize the responses.
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Flexible Building Solutions: Nonconventional Structures Expand Your Possibilities

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Flexible Building Solutions: Nonconventional Structures Expand Your Possibilities

By Dave Ramont

Nonconventional structures are showing their effectiveness through the coronavirus pandemic, from flexible solutions easily adapted to healthcare, to buildings that let fresh air and sunshine in.
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The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

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The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

By Dave Ramont

We talked to industry leaders to find out their advice and examples of approaches to take when reopening facilities.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The August issue of Recreation Management features our annual Problem-Solver Guide, Offering Solutions to Tough Facility Problems. This useful guide is filled with practical and innovative solutions to common problems experienced at recreation, sports and fitness facilities. From helping to ensure social distancing and good hygiene practices to installing smart surfaces, encouraging healthy activity and more, we've got expert advice to help you keep your facility in working order.

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2020 Buyers Guide

Check out our latest guide to everything you need for your sports, recreation or fitness facility. From aquatic supplies to sporting equipment, from workout machines to park site amenities—and beyond—we've got the most trusted, simple-to-use reference to sports, recreation and fitness products and services in the industry.

BUYERS GUIDE

Rec Report Newsletter

The Rec Report e-newsletter brings you the most up-to-date ideas and solutions for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Every month, we cover the latest and greatest innovations—from programming to facility planning, from research and trends to the newest products—to help you make your facility a success.

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Webinar Educational Series

Recreation Management's Webinar Educational Series connects you with the brightest stars in the field of managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities to provide an in-depth look at some of the top issues and challenges in the field today. Join us to learn more about practical solutions to common problems, as well as new developments and innovations in the industry.

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2020 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 1,4000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT