Water Worlds: The Latest & Greatest in Aquatic Park Design

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Water Worlds: The Latest & Greatest in Aquatic Park Design

By Chris Gelbach

As construction of new indoor and outdoor aquatic parks again ramps up, park designers are seeing clients opt to go bigger and better using the latest product innovations to create more exciting, more active and more intergenerational parks.
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Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

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Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health clubs felt the impact of the pandemic more than almost any other type of facility covered in the Industry Report. Here, we take a look at how they fared, and how they’re expecting to come roaring back to life as people seek out more fitness opportunities.
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Hindsight Is 2020: Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference

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Hindsight Is 2020: Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference

By Kelli Ra Anderson

The coronavirus pandemic has presented some unique challenge to recreation, sports and fitness facilities, leading to innovations in design for what's outside.
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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

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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

Nearly 1,400 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.
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Career Highlights: Our 14th Annual Salary Survey

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Career Highlights: Our 14th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

In our 14th Annual Salary Survey, we track the careers, experience and salaries of nearly 1,400 survey respondents, covering everything from education and certification to job satisfaction, raises and more.
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The Community Experience: Engaging Multipurpose Designs Lead to Long-Term Rec Center Success

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The Community Experience: Engaging Multipurpose Designs Lead to Long-Term Rec Center Success

By Dave Ramont

Flexibility is essential to the design of successful rec centers, whether they're designed for a diverse local community or a college campus. Learn more about trends in rec center design.
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Purposeful Pools: What's New in Natatorium Design

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Purposeful Pools: What's New in Natatorium Design

By Dave Ramont

Natatoriums are always working to enhance their offerings and draw a variety of users to keep their facilities successful, while also addressing the challenges of air and water quality.
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Trends in Aquatic Facilities: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

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Trends in Aquatic Facilities: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section of the Industry Report takes a deep dive into aquatic facility trends, including indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.
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Alternate Routes: Nonconventional Structures Take Programs Year-Round Without Breaking the Bank

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Alternate Routes: Nonconventional Structures Take Programs Year-Round Without Breaking the Bank

By Joe Bush

When you want to take sports activities, recreation, fitness and swimming year-round, sometimes a simple solution is the smartest. From pool enclosures that let the sun shine in to clear-span structures that make indoor soccer and football possible, there are plenty of ways to get the job done.
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Trends in Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

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Trends in Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation faced unique challenges over the past year, with more visitors to outdoor locations. This section of the Industry Report takes a look at this and other trends.
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Play Along: Inclusive Playgrounds Help Us All Play Together

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Play Along: Inclusive Playgrounds Help Us All Play Together

By Dave Ramont

Playground manufacturers, planners and designers are increasingly seeking to go far beyond mere accessibility to provide truly inclusive playspaces that allow those with physical and developmental disabilities to play alongside their peers.
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Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

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Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Successful aquatic facilities offer a range of programming, from the basic and expected learn-to-swim and lifeguard training through aquatic exercise, water polo, kayaking and much more. Learn more about the trends that will keep your facility swimming to success.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The July 2021 issue includes our 14th Annual Salary Survey, where we give you a closer look at the salaries and careers of professionals working in recreation, sports, fitness and aquatic facilities. We also cover aquatic programming and inclusive playgrounds, as well as how to use nonconventional structures to extend your operating season.

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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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2021 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