Ready for Action: From Functional to Ninja-Inspired, Fitness Continues to Evolve

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Ready for Action: From Functional to Ninja-Inspired, Fitness Continues to Evolve

By Deborah L. Vence

As fitness routines continue to evolve, so does the demand for innovative fitness equipment. Meeting those needs means more technological connection, more opportunities to engage in a wider variety of activities, and better maintenance ideas to keep it all up and running.
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Canine Comforts: Implement Best Practices, Deploy New Ideas in Dog Parks

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Canine Comforts: Implement Best Practices, Deploy New Ideas in Dog Parks

By Dave Ramont

Once upon a time, if you wanted to exercise your doggo, you took him for a stroll around the block. Nowadays, park spaces dedicated to our canine companions are becoming the norm in many communities. Learn more about how to develop your own pet park, with an eye to equity.
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The Spaces We Share: Landscape Design Pros on Park Design

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The Spaces We Share: Landscape Design Pros on Park Design

By Dave Ramont

The best designed parks become destinations for people near and far. Here, we talk to landscape design professionals to find out how to build an engaging and aesthetically pleasing park.
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A Path Toward Conservation: The Environmental Benefits of Trails & Greenways

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A Path Toward Conservation: The Environmental Benefits of Trails & Greenways

By Chris Gelbach

Thoughtfully planned trails and greenways can provide a myriad of conservation benefits—from preserving ecosystems to providing a pollution-free way for commuters to get from here to there.
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Start Small Grow Big: How to Build a Thriving Pickleball Program

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Start Small Grow Big: How to Build a Thriving Pickleball Program

By Chris Gelbach

Every once in a while, a sport suddenly surges in popularity, and facilities are left scrambling to figure out how to accommodate the demand. Learn more about how you can update your offerings to include pickleball.
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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

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United in Play: The Latest Playgrounds Are for Everyone

By Dave Ramont

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.
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A Deep Dive Into Aquatic Facility Trends:

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A Deep Dive Into Aquatic Facility Trends:

By Emily Tipping

In our second annual Aquatic Trends Report, we examine the results of an extensive survey of hundreds of aquatic professionals to uncover the latest trends in their facilities, covering everything from equipment and programming to budgets and challenges.
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Be Well: Multipurpose Recreation Centers Take a Broader Approach to Wellness

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Be Well: Multipurpose Recreation Centers Take a Broader Approach to Wellness

By Chris Gelbach

Whether it's a parks and recreation community center, a YMCA or a college recreation center, multipurpose facilities have evolved in similar ways over the past decade. They all share a mission to build a community of wellness.
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The Air in There: Managing Air Quality in Aquatic Facilities

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The Air in There: Managing Air Quality in Aquatic Facilities

By Joe Bush

When it's not properly managed, the air in natatoriums and other indoor aquatic facilities can become harmful—especially for lifeguards and frequent users. Learn more about how the industry is trying to tackle this challenge.
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Worlds of Water Fun: A Deep-Dive Into Outdoor Aquatic Park Design

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Worlds of Water Fun: A Deep-Dive Into Outdoor Aquatic Park Design

By Rick Dandes

When it comes to designing community aquatic parks, it's crucial to plan carefully to ensure the facility can be as close to self-sustaining as possible. Find out more about aquatic designers approach this challenge.
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Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

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Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

By Joe Bush

Nearly 8 million students currently participate in sports at the high school level, according to the NCAA, and they all need a place to play. This feature will examine some of the latest ideas in high school athletic facility design.
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Planning for Flexibility & Wellness: The Ongoing Evolution of Natatorium Design

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Planning for Flexibility & Wellness: The Ongoing Evolution of Natatorium Design

By Dave Ramont

Indoor pools are increasingly designed with attention to the health of swimmers and staff. Here, we take a look at current musts in natatorium design, as well as taking a peak into what will be tomorrow's trends.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The February 2020 issue includes our annual look at the latest trends and best practices in dog park planning and design. Other features put the spotlight on pickleball programs, sports fields and fitness trends. Inside the issue, you'll find our second annual Aquatic Trends Report, which takes a deep dive into industry trends uncovered in an extensive survey of aquatic professionals.

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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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2019 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