JUNE 2016


A Decade's Worth of Changes


2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

2016 State of the Industry

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

More than 2,100 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

Here we take a look at trends in facilities across the country, breaking down the information by region to understand how things differ depending on which part of the country they're located.


A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas, including a look at aquatics-specific features and programs.

Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation respondents make up the largest portion of the survey audience. Here, we examine some of the trends in these facilities, highlighting revenues and budgets, as well as construction plans and programming trends.

Colleges & Universities

A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have seen budget cuts at the state level, but they still provide wellness, sports, fitness and recreation to students via innovative and beautiful facilities. Here's a look at on-campus trends.

Schools & School Districts

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

In many locations, schools and school districts are struggling to make ends meet, even as the rest of the economy has sputtered back to normal. This section takes a look at trends in the schools.

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health, fitness and sports clubs represent a unique segment of the market, more often operating as for-profit facilities that must make ends meet. Here's a look at how things are shaping up for these facilities.


A Look at Trends in YMCAs

YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of opportunities for their members. Here we consider the latest trends in these mostly-nonprofit facilities.

Table of contents for JUNE 2016 issue of Recreation Management Magazine


A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities provide a natural respite from the workaday world. Here, we take a look at trends in these facilities, from campgrounds to youth camps and beyond.

A Look at Trends in Community Centers

Community and private recreation and sports centers offer up fun, fitness and plenty of opportunities to compete. This web-exclusive section examines the trends in these facilities.