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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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 Swimming, Safer Breathing: Managing Water & Air Quality

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Safer Swimming, Safer Breathing: Managing Water & Air Quality

By Joe Bush

Good water quality (and subsequently, good air quality) are the cornerstone of a healthy aquatic facility—and the health of swimmers and staff.
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The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

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The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

By Dave Ramont

We talked to industry leaders to find out their advice and examples of approaches to take when reopening facilities.
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A March Toward Fun, Family & Fitness: Trends in Military Recreation

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A March Toward Fun, Family & Fitness: Trends in Military Recreation

By Chris Gelbach

Sports and fitness, family recreation and more all go into making sure our military members are well served as they serve us. Find out more about trends in military recreation.
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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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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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Coming Back to Aquatics: Lessons, Rentals, New Programs Help Facilities Stay Afloat

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Coming Back to Aquatics: Lessons, Rentals, New Programs Help Facilities Stay Afloat

By Chris Gelbach

Operating an aquatic facility efficiently has long been a challenge. We talked to experienced aquatics programmers to find out how the right programming mix can help.
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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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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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Fresh Air & Exercise: For Public Health, Prescribe Outdoor Fitness Areas

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Fresh Air & Exercise: For Public Health, Prescribe Outdoor Fitness Areas

By Joe Bush

Outdoor fitness areas have become increasingly popular over the past decade, and now that many folks are eschewing indoor exercise, these essential amenities will only become more popular.
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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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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