Issue Archives
January 2021
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  FEATURES
Here's to Health!
Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies
Safer Sports
The Best Ways to Keep Sports and Fitness Activities Going During a Pandemic
Safer in the Water
Tools & Best Practices for Drowning Prevention
A Safe Space
Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / AQUATICS
A New Home for Swimming Stars
>> AquaChamps Swim School // Oakland Park, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS 
2020: The Year of the Dog

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports Surfaces
New Products for 2021
Grounds Maintenance Products
February 2021
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Just Keep Swimming
The 2021 Aquatic Trends Report
Field Goals
Sports Turf Selection & Maintenance
Raise the Woof!
Incorporate Dog-Friendly Amenities
The Fitness Challenge
Ongoing Adaptations for the Hard-Hit Health Club Industry

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / PARKS & RECREATION
Pandemic? Hunt Monsters!
>> FV Monster Hunters // Fountain Valley, Calif.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / RESTROOMS 
A Better Future
Safe Public Restroom Practices & Design
inPERSPECTIVE / PARK PROGRAMMING 
Wi-Fi-Enabled Parks: Activities and Possibilities

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Site Furnishings & Park Components
Shelters & Shade Structures
New Product Ideas
March 2021
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Making the Most of Public-Private Partnerships
Trends in Park Foundations & Beyond
Just Add Water
Creating Opportunities for Waterfront Recreation
All-Access Spaces
Locker Rooms Feature Inclusiveness, Increased Safety
Want to Play?
The Latest Playground Trends Get Everyone Moving

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS 
Fitness Is In!
Optimize Value for Swimmers

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool & Aquatic Equipment
Indoor Sports Surfaces & Flooring
April 2021
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Going Green, Sustaining Momentum
Park Designs Focus on Sustainability, Equity
Playgrounds From Start to Finish
Fund, Design, Build
If You Build It
Welcome the Community Outside with Site Furnishings
Entice the Adventurous
Build Interest & Create Community With Climbing Walls & Ninja Courses
Water Works
Staying on Top of Aquatic Maintenance
Firm Foundations
Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / WELLNESS 
Reopening Fitness & Wellness Facilities
10 wellness trends for 2021

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterfront & Marina Products
Problem-Solver Showcase
Lighting & Sound Systems
May 2021
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Purposeful Pools
What's New in Natatorium Design
Water Worlds
The Latest & Greatest in Aquatic Park Design
Smart Strategies
Trends in Pool Renovations
Hindsight Is 2020
Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference
Emerging Trends in Sports Facility Design
Basic Design Principles With a Post-Pandemic Twist
The Community Experience
Engaging Multipurpose Designs Lead to Long-Term Rec Center Success

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / SOCCER COMPLEX
A Sustainable Fix
>> Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex // Montgomery, Ala.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS 
Monetize Your Community Dog Parks
inPERSPECTIVE / DESIGN 
Design for Change
Creating Flexible, Resilient Spaces

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Sports Facility & Gymnasium Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2021
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  FEATURES
Purposeful Pools
What's New in Natatorium Design
Water Worlds
The Latest & Greatest in Aquatic Park Design
Smart Strategies
Trends in Pool Renovations
Hindsight Is 2020
Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference
Emerging Trends in Sports Facility Design
Basic Design Principles With a Post-Pandemic Twist
The Community Experience
Engaging Multipurpose Designs Lead to Long-Term Rec Center Success

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / SOCCER COMPLEX
A Sustainable Fix
>> Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex // Montgomery, Ala.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS 
Monetize Your Community Dog Parks
inPERSPECTIVE / DESIGN 
Design for Change
Creating Flexible, Resilient Spaces

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Sports Facility & Gymnasium Equipment
New Product Ideas
June 2021
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Our 2021 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry
A Look at What’s Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities
Trends in Aquatic Facilities
A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities
Trends in Parks & Recreation
A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation
Trends in Colleges & Universities
A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities
Trends in Schools & School Districts
A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts
Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs
Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs
July 2021
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Career Highlights
Our 14th Annual Salary Survey
Play Along
Inclusive Playgrounds Help Us All Play Together
Off the Deep End
Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New
Alternate Routes
Nonconventional Structures Take Programs Year-Round Without Breaking the Bank

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / PLAYGROUNDS 
What Our Industry Needs Right Now Is Play

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room Equipment
Restroom Structures
Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected
August 2021
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Happy Together
Do More With Less by Partnering With Others
Problem Solvers

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE 
10 Ways to Engage Gen Z in College Recreation
September 2021
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  FEATURES
Safe Havens
Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies
Your Pool Toolkit
Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories
Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own
New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility
Playing in a Winter Wonderland
Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / TENNIS LIGHTING
Keep Your Eye on the Ball
>> Blackburn Tennis Center // Brookhaven, Ga.
inPRACTICE / ENERGY EFFICIENCY
A More Efficient Approach
>> YMCA of Southwest Kansas // Garden City, Kansas

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / SPLASH PLAY 
Simple Splash Pad Renovations to Boost Attendance & Fun

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Crowd Control, Safety & Security
Fitness & Climbing Equipment
Recreation Management's Review of Products at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference
Trade Show in Print
October 2021
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Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience
Waterparks on the Road to Recovery
Worlds of Water Fun
Getting Creative With Splash Play
Risky Business
An Introduction to Waterpark Safety & Risk Management
Game Day
Upgrades Make for Better Scoreboard, Lighting & Sound Capabilities
When Nature Calls
Optimizing Public Restrooms to Support Outdoor Activities
Growing Greener
Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / MINIATURE GOLF
In With the New
>> Romps Water Port // Vermillion, Ohio

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / SPORTS FIELDS 
Safety, Durability & Performance
Trends in Synthetic Turf
inPERSPECTIVE / PARKS 
What the Great American Outdoors Act Means for You

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dog Park Equipment
Playground Equipment & Safety Surfaces
New Product Ideas