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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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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Look Out Below!: Understand Your Options on Playground Safety Surfacing

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Look Out Below!: Understand Your Options on Playground Safety Surfacing

By Emily Tipping

Your budget, your ability to handle maintenance requirements and your aesthetic needs are all factors to consider when choosing the right surfacing for your playground.
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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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Aquatic Pros Talk Safety: Facility Audits, Staff Training, Swim Lessons & More

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Aquatic Pros Talk Safety: Facility Audits, Staff Training, Swim Lessons & More

By Dave Ramont

Whether it's a community pool, a waterpark or a resort amenity, each aquatic facility has its own unique needs when it comes to safety. Find out more about how to improve safety at your facility.
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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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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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Trends in Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

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Trends in Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

From the campus recreation center to the athletics department, there's a wide range of offerings in their realm of recreation, sports and fitness on college and university campuses. Here is an overview of trends in college and university recreation.
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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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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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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