Feed the People: Concessions, Food Trucks & Farmers Markets

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Feed the People: Concessions, Food Trucks & Farmers Markets

By Dave Ramont

From basic concession operations to food truck festivals, parks, sports and recreation facilities have come up with plenty of ways to attract patrons with tasty treats.
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Be Prepared: Planning for Inclement Weather Events

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Be Prepared: Planning for Inclement Weather Events

By Dave Ramont

In August 2019, six people were injured after a lightning strike during a PGA Tour Championship, emphasizing the importance of being well prepared for bad weather during sporting and other events. Here, we discuss how to ensure public safety by planning for bad weather, and what to do when it hits.
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Fitness for Life: An Expanding Audience, and Other Fitness Trends

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Fitness for Life: An Expanding Audience, and Other Fitness Trends

By Rick Dandes

To ensure you're attracting as many potential exercisers as possible to your facility, you need to stay on top of the latest fitness trends—and know which ones are likely to expire soon. Here we take a look at the latest trends in fitness programming.
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Playgrounds That Pop: Building a Better Playground

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Playgrounds That Pop: Building a Better Playground

By Rick Dandes

When you want to exceed expectations and create a playground with a huge "wow" factor, think outside the traditional post-and-platform structure, take heed of the words of experienced playground designers, and create a destination for play.
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United We Play: Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

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United We Play: Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

By Joe Bush

Inclusive playgrounds have come a long, long way in the past couple of decades. Here, we take a look at how to provide inclusion on the playground and beyond.
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Get Smart: Locker Rooms in the New Decade

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Get Smart: Locker Rooms in the New Decade

By Rick Dandes

Locker rooms may not be the face of your facility, but they certainly make an impression. To make sure that's a good impression, add little luxuries, ensure security and keep it clean and well-maintained.
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Field Goals: Making Multi-Use, Multi-Sports Fields Work

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Field Goals: Making Multi-Use, Multi-Sports Fields Work

By Joe Bush

If your sports field sees increasing demand and high traffic, you need to know the best strategies for keeping it in playing condition. Here, we talk to sports-field-savvy pros to learn the best practices for minimizing wear and tear.
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What's Under Foot?: Making Smart Sports & Fitness Flooring Choices

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What's Under Foot?: Making Smart Sports & Fitness Flooring Choices

By Joe Bush

The programs you offer will largely determine the best type of surface for your sports or fitness facility. Find out more about the ins and outs of indoor sports and fitness surfaces to ensure you make the best choice.
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Finding Space for Parks: The Ins and Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design

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Finding Space for Parks: The Ins and Outs of Pocket Park Planning & Design

By Dave Ramont

In a perfect world, every neighborhood would have a park, but due to lack of space and budgetary challenges, this is simply not feasible. Pocket parks can present a viable alternative.
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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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Managing Aquatic Maintenance: Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety

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Managing Aquatic Maintenance: Automation Helps Boost Efficiency & Safety

By Rick Dandes

Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your aquatic facility running at peak efficiency. Learn more about the steps you should take to keep your aquatics in prime condition.
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Go, Ninja Warriors, Go!: Adventure-Focused Fitness Trends Continue Their Ascent

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Go, Ninja Warriors, Go!: Adventure-Focused Fitness Trends Continue Their Ascent

By Chris Gelbach

From ninja-inspired fitness to classic climbing and beyond, adventure is easy to find for those who want to test their limits. From climbing walls to skateparks, zip lines, ninja courses and beyond, there's plenty of ways to raise the bar.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The July 2020 issue includes our 13th Annual Salary Survey, where we offer up an overview of the salaries and careers of professionals in recreation, sports and fitness. We also feature aquatic programming and look at how nonconventional structures can help you operate more flexibly.

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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