JUNE 2015


Bright, Getting Brighter


2015 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

2015 State of the Industry

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

More than 2,300 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. . Here, we summarize their responses.

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 differ.


A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

Aquatic facilities hold a unique place in the recreation, sports and fitness industry. This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

In this section, we outline the trends in parks and recreation organizations' facilities, highlighting construction and facility budgets, as well as planning for construction and programming.

Colleges & Universities

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have built a number of outstanding recreation, sports and fitness facilities over the past decade. Here's how the trends on campus are shaping up.

Schools & School Districts

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Schools and school districts continue to fight their way back from the economic downturn. Learn more about the trends affecting school facilities.

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, with a look at construction plans and programming offerings.


A Look at Trends in YMCAs

Nonprofit facilities such as YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of amenities and programming. Here we consider the latest trends in these nonprofit facilities.

Table of contents for JUNE 2015 issue of Recreation Management Magazine



A Look at Trends in Camp Facilities

From campgrounds to youth camp facilities, these outdoor venues provide a respite for the wide range of people that come to visit. Here we look at the latest trends in camp facilities.

Community Centers

A Look at Trends in Community Centers

This feature summarizes the survey results from private and community sports and recreation centers, including plans for construction, programming and more.