From the Editor's Desk

The Perfect, and the Good

Are there ways in which you let the perfect become the enemy of the good?


How Do You Measure Up?

Every year in June, we publish our annual State of the Industry Report, a collection of data we've been gathering for nearly 13 years and compiling to show you the latest trends and information on the recreation, sports and fitness facility industry. 


Aquatic TrendsSpecial Supplement: Aquatic Trends

Aquatic Trends Report

In our first summary report of Aquatic Trends, we surveyed nearly 1,000 aquatics professionals to find out more about the equipment and amenities found in their facilities, as well as programming, regulatory compliance, major challenges and issues, and much more.

Expanding Access

Access to parks and recreation—both places and programs—can improve a community’s health and cohesiveness. Here, we take a closer look at how park districts across the country are expanding access through outreach to underserved audiences.

Take It Year-Round

Expanding access to swimming and sports programs often means constructing an enclosure to contain those programs during inclement weather. Alternative structure solutions make it simple.

Playing the Field

Whether you're looking to build a field for baseball, soccer, football or lacrosse, and whether you're opting for natural or synthetic turf, you need to ask a lot of questions up front to get the most out of your investment.


Guest Columns

Locker Rooms: Upgrading Locks to Improve User Experience

Simple upgrades in the locker room can make a big impression. Changing to single-use locks can have a big impact on managing your locker rooms, as well as the way users perceive your facility.

Career Development: So You Want to Write an Article?

If you’ve been itching to get your words into print, here’s some expert advice on how to hit the ball out of the park.


Web Exclusives

Detroit Creates a Community

The Downtown Detroit Partnership has created public spaces around the Michigan city that bring millions of people together annually to play, learn, laugh, get active and more.

Swimming in Luxury

Excitement has been building around 20,000 square feet of luxury swimming pools at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center—pools that will allow patrons to enjoy beautiful views and fresh air even when the peaks are covered with snow.

Facility Profiles

A Pathway to Nature

Creative design takes visitors up into the trees at this unique nature play area in Michigan.