JUNE 2011


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State of the Industry 2011: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

State of the Industry 2011

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

More than 2,000 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

Regional Information

A Look at Regional Trends

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions are experiencing the recovery, and which programs and amenities are most popular across the country.


A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

From indoor natatoriums to outdoor pools, spraygrounds and full-blown waterparks, aquatic facilities are a unique breed. This section breaks down survey information for facilities that include aquatic elements.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Respondents from parks and recreation organizations have been hit hard by the economic downturn, but still have a positive outlook going forward. Find out which trends are taking hold in parks and recreation.

Colleges & Universities

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have long been engaged in a battle for the best and brightest, and many aim to attract them by offering outstanding recreational facilities. This section looks at trends in campus recreation facilities.

Schools & School Districts

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Schools and school districts are still deeply affected by the fallout from the economic recession. Learn how these facilities are doing in 2011.

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

This section summarizes the survey results from health, fitness and sports clubs, and reveals the flexibility enjoyed by respondents who work for private, nonprofit facilities.


A Look at Trends in YMCAs

Nonprofit facilities such as YMCAs serve a crucial mission, reaching out to community members with programs and services that often can't be found elsewhere. This section looks at the current trends in these types of facilities.


A Look at Trends in Camp Facilities

Often operating with a smaller economic footprint than other types of facilities, respondents from camp facilities are among the most positive in terms of their outlook for the future. Find out about other trends affecting this group of survey respondents.