April 2022 Issue


Choose Your Own Adventure

Climbing gyms fared better in the pandemic than many other facilities, and adventure-related additions to parks and rec facilities have been taking off. Whether you’re adding climbing walls, challenge and ropes courses, ninja courses or zip lines, here’s a look at some basics.

Choose Wisely

When you’re looking to outfit your gym or fitness facilities, the surface beneath players and members’ feet is just as important as the equipment they work out on.

In the Know

Ensuring your aquatic facility is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible requires a well-trained team that knows when and how to perform a host of daily, weekly and other functions. Find out more about best practices in aquatic maintenance here.

Disc Golf Takes Off

Whether you’ve got an extra pocket of undeveloped space in an existing location or you’re looking to create a destination for disc golf enthusiasts, adding disc golf can expand your possibilities.

Endangered Species

Between angry coaches and parents and other industry pressures, sports officials have had a rough go of it over the past several years. Attracting young, new professionals—and keeping their interest—is crucial to carry sport forward.


inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS: Barking Up the Right Tree

Dog parks have maintained and grown their popularity over the past decade. Whether you’re planning a new park or just want to give your old park new life, here are some surefire steps to success.

inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS: Get the Most Out of Your Chlorine During a Chlorine Shortage

Various pressures have made certain forms of chlorine more difficult to source. Here are some suggestions to help maximize your chlorine so you can minimize your usage of this crucial pool chemical.

inPRACTICE / TRAILS: A Galaxy Under Foot

Looking to attract more people to this bedroom community, trail champions took their project beyond expectations, adding a glow-in-the-dark elements.

inSERVICE / Scoring Goals With the Sports Field Management Association

After the association's recent rebrand from Sports Turf Managers Association to Sports Field Management Association, we asked newly elected president of the board, James Bergdoll, CSFM, CPRP, director of park maintenance for the City of Chattanooga, Tenn., some questions about the rebranding, as well as other ongoing initiatives.

Web Exclusives

More on the SFMA

Want to learn even more about the Sports Field Management Association? We continue the story here, with more information on ongoing education and networking.

Betting Big on Tennis

The U.S. Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section is building a state-of-the-art 36-court tennis campus in Loudoun County, Va., creating a hub for year-round community health and wellness.

From the Editor's Desk

Thank Goodness for You

We are so very lucky—those of us who have access to recreation and a connection to the Outdoors right where we live.


Product Showcases

Lighting & Sound Systems

Waterfront & Marina Products

Problem-Solver Showcase

One of the major goals of Recreation Management always has been to give our readers the practical tips and solutions they need to run more successful facilities and programs. In that spirit, our Problem-Solver Showcase is designed specifically to simplify this process. Following are loads of ideas to help solve many common problems facility managers encounter day in and day out. Feel free to browse this detailed information on the latest products and services designed to tackle tough issues head on.

Digital Edition

April 2022