Issue Archives
January 2022
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  FEATURES
Calmer Waters
The 2022 Aquatic Trends Report
Going to the Dogs
Best Practices & Design for Today's Dog Park Boom
Fields of Green
Smart Strategies & New Ideas in Sports Field Maintenance
Fitness Gets Personal
Pandemic Adaptations Mean More Fitness Offerings

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / PARKS
Celebrating a Community's History
>> Fairmount Park // Fort Worth, Texas
inPRACTICE / PLAYGROUNDS
The Playground of the Future
>> Highland Recreation Complex // Largo, Fla.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / RESTROOMS 
Restroom Planning Made Easy

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Grounds Maintenance Products
Scoreboards & Signage
New Products for 2022
New Aquatic Products For 2022
February 2022
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Let Kids Take Risks
Best Practices on the Playground Allow Room to Stretch & Grow, Safely
Safe In (and Out of) the Water
Aquatic Facility Safety From Design Through Operation
Protect & Serve
The Challenging Task of Youth Sports Safety
Applying the Lessons of 2020
From Staffing & Participation to Diversity & Beyond
Community Identity
Bringing Diversity to Public Art Programs

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Where All Are Welcomed
>> West Lafayette Wellness Center // West Lafayette, Ind.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / FITNESS 
Re-Imagining a Vital Industry

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Crowd Control & Security Products
Site Furnishings & Park Components
New Product Ideas
March 2022
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Parks With Purpose
Innovative Parks Hit Multiple Green Infrastructure Goals
Playful Destinations
Attract Visitors & Community Members With Destination Playgrounds
Fully Furnished
The Right Furnishings Bring Park Space Together
Trail Mix
The Diverse & Transformative Power of Trails
Small Towns, Big Plans
Smaller-Scale Waterfront Projects With Big Impact
A Space for Everyone
Modern Locker Room Designs Are More Inclusive

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / Urban Recreation
The Park Outside Your Door
>> The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand // Des Moines, Iowa

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS 
Improve Water Quality, Solve Chemical Supply Problems

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Pool & Aquatic Equipment
New Product Ideas
April 2022
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Choose Your Own Adventure
Climbing, Challenge Courses, Ninja Courses & More
Choose Wisely
Considerations for Indoor Sports & Recreation Surfaces
In the Know
Discovering Best Aquatic Maintenance Practices
Disc Golf Takes Off
Ideas for Your Own Disc Golf Course Project
Endangered Species
Attracting—and Retaining—Sports Officials

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / TRAILS
A Galaxy Under Foot
>> Nathan's Miles // Vinton, Iowa

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS 
Barking Up the Right Tree
inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS 
Get the Most Out of Your Chlorine During a Chlorine Shortage

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Lighting & Sound Systems
Problem-Solver Showcase
Waterfront & Marina Products
May 2022
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Smart Strategies for Outdoor Aquatics
Design Guidance for New & Updated Outdoor Aquatic Facilities
Aquatics for Everyone
Natatoriums Meet a Range of Community Needs
How Refreshing!
Aquatic Renovations Bring New Life to Old Pools
Parks for People & the Planet
Landscape Design Aligns Community Wants With Nature's Needs
Better, Stronger, Healthier
2022 Trends in Collegiate Sports Facility Design
Inclusivity & Equity
Hallmarks in the Design of New Recreation & Wellness Centers

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / DOG PARKS
A Staycation for People & Pets
>> Port Elliot Dog Park // New South Wales, Australia

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / PLAYGROUNDS 
Play Area Evolution
Keeping Safety at the Forefront

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Outdoor Sports, Fitness & Gymnasium Products
Sports Surfaces, Turf & Flooring
New Product Ideas
June 2022
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Our 2022 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry
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 and Universities
Trends in Schools & School Districts
A Look at Trends in Schools and 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
July 2022
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Ups & Downs
Our 15th Annual Salary Survey
Where All Are Welcome
The Still-Growing World of Inclusive Play
Flexibility & Innovation
Aquatic Programming Ideas to Keep Your Pool Busy
Think Differently
Nonconventional Facility Structures Making a Difference

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 
Hack Your Operations
How to Use Technology to Streamline Your Recreation Programming

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Locker Room Equipment
Restroom Structures
Website Showcase: Information To Get You Connected
August 2022
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Team Up!
Navigating Staffing Challenges
Problem-Solver Idea Book

  GUEST COLUMNS
Recruit, Retain Aquatic Staff 
As Aquatic Facilities Build Capacity, Training Can Help
September 2022
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A Shady Place
Shade Structures & Shelters for Parks & Other Recreational Spaces
Solid Grounds
Savvy Strategies for Managing Diverse Spaces
Fitness al Fresco
Ideas for Adding—or Expanding—Outdoor Exercise Opportunities
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Reaching & Engaging the Underserved
Let It Grow
The Community Garden vs. Food Insecurity

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / ATHLETIC FACILITIES
Building a New Standard in High School Athletic Facilities
>> Melissa Championship Center // Melissa, Texas

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / WATERPARKS 
Lessons Learned
How Commercial Waterpark Design Can Inform Municipal Aquatics
inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS 
A Second Opinion
Regular Checkups for Aquatic Facilities
inPERSPECTIVE / EVENT PLANNING 
How to Produce a Great Fireworks Display

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Dog Park Products
Fitness Equipment
Trade Show in Print
Recreation Management's Review of Products at the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference
October 2022
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A Growing Wave
Waterparks of All Kinds Adapt to the New Normal
Mist, Spray & Splash
Trends in Splash Play, From Inclusion to Water Conservation
Stand Guard
Dealing With Lifeguard Shortages, and Other Concerns in Waterpark
Upgrade Your Gameday Experience
Lighting, Sound & Scoreboard Improvements to Engage Players & Fans
Essential Amenities
From Aesthetics to Safety, Park Restrooms Adapt
Party On!
Festivals & Events Are Back in Business

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / Sports Fields 
How to Select Turfgrass for Your Sports Field

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Playground Equipment & Safety Surfaces
Shelters & Shade Structures
New Product Ideas
November 2022
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  FEATURES
Play Along
Playground Trends, From Towers & Ropes to Nature, Inclusion & More
Pool Pizzazz
Add These Accessories to Improve Programming Safety, Efficiency & Accessibility
The Kids Are Alright
Summer Camps Continue to Evolve With the Times
Off the Ground
Building Successful Skateparks & Bike Parks

  FACILITY PROFILES
inPRACTICE / ATHLETIC FACILITIES
A New Nexus for Social & Athletic Life
>> O'Connell Athletic Center, University of Saint Joseph // West Hartford, Conn.

  GUEST COLUMNS
inPERSPECTIVE / AQUATICS 
A Deep Dive Into Swimming Safety
inPERSPECTIVE / PROGRAMMING 
Outdoor Activities That Have Your Residents Buzzing

  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Waterpark & Splash Play Products
New Product Ideas