Grounded in Best Practices: High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management

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Grounded in Best Practices: High-Demand Outdoor Spaces Require Smart Management

By Dave Ramont

Some parks got a chance to use lockdowns to spruce things up, while others remained open and were busier than ever. Either way, grounds maintenance is an ongoing task. In this story, we'll talk about best practices in maintaining beautiful parks and sites.
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A Safe Space: Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

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A Safe Space: Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

By Deborah Vence

From careful design and manufacturing through installation and use, safer playgrounds are made possible through continual innovation and ongoing maintenance. Learn more about how to keep kids safe while they're having fun.
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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

Packed with scores of ideas, this reference tool was designed to help you tackle your most persistent and universal challenges, covering all the big basic questions. Consider it an industry guidebook of sorts, chock full of straightforward problem-solving tips.
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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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Here's to Health!: Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

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Here's to Health!: Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

By Dave Ramont

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on how we look at disease prevention and safety in recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Here, we look at best practices to protect patrons' health while keeping them engaged.
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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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Event Management in a Pandemic: Planning & Budgeting for Uncertain Times

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Event Management in a Pandemic: Planning & Budgeting for Uncertain Times

By Chris Gelbach

If your facility plays host to events of any kind, from summertime street fests to breakfasts with Santa Claus, then the pandemic has likely wreaked havoc on your current plans. Learn more about planning amidst these challenging times.
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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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Out of the Sun: Shelters & Shade Structures Create Well-Rounded Public Spaces

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Out of the Sun: Shelters & Shade Structures Create Well-Rounded Public Spaces

By Joe Bush

Parks and trails have provided an outdoor respite for many during the pandemic. Here, we'll talk about how shelters and shade help provide a home away from home, suitable for outdoor R&R.
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Safer Sports: The Best Ways to Keep Sports and Fitness Activities Going During a Pandemic

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Safer Sports: The Best Ways to Keep Sports and Fitness Activities Going During a Pandemic

By Chris Gelbach

Bringing people together for sports and activities is all part of the day's work, but in the midst of a pandemic, it can be tricky to figure out what's safest. Here, we talked to some experts to find out the ideal practices for socially distant sports.
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Mix It Up: Innovative Accessories Help Pools Expand Programming

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Mix It Up: Innovative Accessories Help Pools Expand Programming

By Rick Dandes

A swimming pool can be so much more than a body of water to splash and play in. When you add essential accessories, you expand access, improve attendance and boost the fun factor.
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Comeback Kids: Youth Sports Programming Amidst a Pandemic

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Comeback Kids: Youth Sports Programming Amidst a Pandemic

By Rick Dandes

Navigating youth sports in the middle of a pandemic requires careful attention to health measures and more. Learn about how some facilities have managed to bring kids back for a good sports experience.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the January 2021 issue of Recreation Management, we put the spotlight on safety, with feature stories covering health and hygiene practices, as well as the best ways to keep playing sports and getting fit while maintaining social distance. We also cover playground safety and drowning prevention.

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2021 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