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Sticker Price vs. Total Cost of Ownership


When it comes to sports lighting don't ask what does it cost? But rather ask, what's the total cost of ownership? These questions might sound similar, but only the latter is an accurate metric for factoring in costs and savings during the life of the system …
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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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The Water's Fine!: What's New in Waterparks

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The Water's Fine!: What's New in Waterparks

By Dave Ramont

Plenty of waterparks managed to open to the public in 2020, and 2021 will bring even more visitors to enjoy the fun and excitement of slides, rides and more. Learn more about what's new in waterparks.
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Water Fun For Everyone: Aquatic Play Gets 'Smart'

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Water Fun For Everyone: Aquatic Play Gets 'Smart'

By Rick Dandes

From wise design of splash pads and aquatic areas to "smart" management systems that keep the water safe and clean, water play is getting smarter and smarter.
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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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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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Sticker Price vs. Total Cost of Ownership


When it comes to sports lighting don't ask what does it cost? But rather ask, what's the total cost of ownership? These questions might sound similar, but only the latter is an accurate metric for factoring in costs and savings during the life of the system …
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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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Lights, Sound, Action … Score!: Create Top-Quality Events That Don't Break the Bank

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Lights, Sound, Action … Score!: Create Top-Quality Events That Don't Break the Bank

By Deborah Vence

There's no doubt that the technology we use to turn sporting events into a spectacle have come a long way. In this story, experts in setting the stage for sports discuss the latest in lighting, scoreboards and sound.
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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 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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Waterpark Safety & Risk Management: Waterparks Aim to Stay Safely Afloat

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Waterpark Safety & Risk Management: Waterparks Aim to Stay Safely Afloat

By Chris Gelbach

In the wake of COVID-19, many waterparks have managed to reopen, with new practices and guidelines in place to protect patrons and staff from disease.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The September 2020 issue includes our annual Guide to Waterparks & Splash Play, which examines the latest trends in waterparks and splash pads, as well as how facilities are adjusting their operations to meet social distancing requirements in the wake of COVID-19. Inside the issue, we cover grounds management best practices, as well as shelters and shade structures, scoreboards, sports lighting and more.

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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