Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

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Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

By Emily Tipping

YMCAs fill a unique niche, providing a tremendous range of programming, from childcare to learn-to-swim and more. Here, we consider the responses to the Industry Report survey from professionals working for Ys, JCCs, Boys & Girls Clubs and similar facilities.
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Trends in Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges and Universities

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

By Emily Tipping

Colleges and universities provide myriad opportunities for every student and staff member to get involved in recreation, as well as supporting athletics with facilities as diverse as competition pools, football arenas, fieldhouses and more. In this section of the Industry Report, we consider the latest trends for respondents at colleges and universities.
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Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

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Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics: Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

By Joe Bush

There are ways to plan outdoor facilities to fit your budget—making space for additions for when more money is available, programming to generate revenue and maximizing space in the design.
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Better, Stronger, Healthier: 2022 Trends in Collegiate Sports Facility Design

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Better, Stronger, Healthier: 2022 Trends in Collegiate Sports Facility Design

By Kelli Ra Anderson

From well-heeled locker rooms and practice facilities to stadiums and arenas that improve the gameday experience for everyone, designers are on top of the latest trends in sports facility design.
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Aquatics for Everyone: Natatoriums Meet a Range of Community Needs

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Aquatics for Everyone: Natatoriums Meet a Range of Community Needs

By Deborah Vence

As the will to get healthy and stay fit continues to grow, so has the appeal of natatoriums to reap all the benefits—both physical and mental—of working out and relaxing in the water.
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Our 2022 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry:

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Our 2022 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry:

By Emily Tipping

From facility construction and operations to staffing, programming and more, we asked professionals in the recreation, sports and fitness industry to tell us about their experience. Here, we gather hundreds of responses to report the latest trends in park, recreation, sports, fitness and aquatic facilities.
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Parks for People & the Planet: Landscape Design Aligns Community Wants With Nature's Needs

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Parks for People & the Planet: Landscape Design Aligns Community Wants With Nature's Needs

By Dave Ramont

Landscape architects and park designers continue to find new and innovative ways to conserve land while increasing recreation programming in communities across the country.
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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

By Emily Tipping

Health, fitness and sports clubs saw a heavy impact from COVID-19, with its facility closures. This year, responses to the Industry Report survey from health and fitness club professionals are optimistic about the future.
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Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts

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Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools and School Districts

By Emily Tipping

What would school be without the playgrounds of our early years and the Homecoming parades and football games of our teens? In this section of the Industry Report, we examine the responses from professionals working for schools and school districts.
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Inclusivity & Equity: Hallmarks in the Design of New Recreation & Wellness Centers

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Inclusivity & Equity: Hallmarks in the Design of New Recreation & Wellness Centers

By Rick Dandes

Community recreation centers provide myriad programming opportunities to local citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, boosting physical, mental and social wellness.
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How Refreshing!: Aquatic Renovations Bring New Life to Old Pools

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How Refreshing!: Aquatic Renovations Bring New Life to Old Pools

By Dave Ramont

For communities, schools, fitness clubs, camps, hotels and other entities that have existing pools that may be outdated or simply worn out, there are smart renovation strategies that can breathe new life into these perceived relics.
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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

By Emily Tipping

From natatoriums that host swim meets with space on the deck for spectators, to outdoor aquatic parks with pools, splash play slides and more, to the resort pool with its comfortable amenities, the range of aquatic facilities is broad. In this section of the Industry Report, we consider responses from professionals working for facilities that include aquatics.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The June 2022 issue features our 16th Annual State of the Industry Report. Hundreds of professionals from parks, recreation, sports, fitness and aquatic facilities responded to our in-depth survey about their facilities. Here, we report the results, looking at everything from construction and programming plans to staffing and operational issues.

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2022 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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2022 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