Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

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Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

By Joe Bush

With smarter use of chemical when needed and an expansion of eco-friendly practices like beekeeping and pollinator-attracting plantings, grounds managers are at the forefront of developing good-for-the-earth maintenance and management practices.
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Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own: New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

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Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own: New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

By Chris Gelbach

When the pandemic forced most gyms to shut down or reduce capacity, many members took their workouts to the great outdoors. As a result, outdoor fitness, which was already seeing a boom, has really taken off.
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Nonstop Inclusion: Playgrounds Lead the Way to Inclusion in Parks, Pools & Beyond

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Nonstop Inclusion: Playgrounds Lead the Way to Inclusion in Parks, Pools & Beyond

By Joe Bush

Playground manufacturers have been on the leading edge of a trend to go well beyond the requirements of the ADA guidelines to provide true inclusion for the past decade and more. Find out why inclusion matters and how these efforts are expanding to other recreational venues.
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Safe Havens: Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

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Safe Havens: Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

By Dave Ramont

From pavilions that provide a central focal point for a park to shade sails that offer sun protection for swimmers in the pool, there's a multitude of ways to beautify your site and please your patrons with shelters and shade.
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When Nature Calls: Optimizing Public Restrooms to Support Outdoor Activities

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When Nature Calls: Optimizing Public Restrooms to Support Outdoor Activities

By Chris Gelbach

Amid the pandemic, many parks experienced greater numbers of visitors than ever, leaving many to contemplate smart ways to upgrade. Safe and clean restrooms provide an essential amenity, ensuring guests stick around longer and are more likely to return.
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Game Day: Upgrades Make for Better Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Capabilities

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Game Day: Upgrades Make for Better Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Capabilities

By Dave Ramont

The systems we use to light up our fields and keep fans and players informed have come a long way. New innovations in lighting, scoring and sound technology have amped up the game-day experience for everyone.
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Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

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Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

By Kelli Ra Anderson

For many facilities and recreation organizations, when the mercury drops, outdoor programming is at an end. But smart planning and flexibility can enable fun in the great outdoors on a year-round basis.
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Problem Solvers:

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Problem Solvers:

Packed with scores of ideas, this reference tool was designed to help you tackle your most persistent and universal challenges, covering all the big basic questions. Consider it an industry guidebook of sorts, chock full of straightforward problem-solving tips.
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So Fresh, So Clean: Keys for Improving Air and Water Quality in Indoor Pools

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So Fresh, So Clean: Keys for Improving Air and Water Quality in Indoor Pools

By Chris Gelbach

Indoor pools mean swimmers can enjoy fun and fitness in the water all year long, but if you're not on top of air and water maintenance, the experience can quickly turn negative. Learn more about how to maintain good air and water quality.
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Getting Back Together: Events Get Back on Track, With Safety Front & Center

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Getting Back Together: Events Get Back on Track, With Safety Front & Center

By Deborah Vence

The pandemic may have put a halt to in-person events for a while, but event planners are getting back on track, ensuring we can all gather again, safely.
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Your Pool Toolkit: Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

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Your Pool Toolkit: Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

By Joe Bush

The "if you build it, they will come" concept might work for some facilities, but when it comes to swimming pools, once built, you need to outfit them with the right mix of accessories to maximize attendance.
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Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

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Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

By Emily Tipping

Most waterparks felt a deep impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but many took advantage of the downtime to upgrade their guest experience. If you're ready to tackle that project, read on to get some ideas on how to come back with a splash.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the November 2021 issue, we delve into inclusion, and examine how innovations on the playground are expanding outward to parks, beaches, aquatic facilities and more. We also offer expert advice on maintaining good air and water quality for indoor pools, and examine how planners of special events are getting back on track.

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2021 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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2021 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