MAY 2021

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A Guide to Aquatic Design

A Guide to Aquatic Design

After a year when many aquatic facilities shut down entirely or partially, some have had a chance to renovate or make other improvements. In our Guide to Aquatic Design, we consider savvy renovation strategies, and also take a look at what’s trending in natatoriums and aquatic park designs.

What's New in Natatorium Design

What’s New in Natatorium Design?

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.

The Latest & Greatest in Aquatic Park Design

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.

Trends in Pool Renovations

Using smart strategies and innovations can make all the difference in getting your pool into tip-top shape. By establishing a set of goals and conducting a thorough assessment of your facility, you can renovate your pool successfully—without breaking the bank.

Hindsight Is 2020: Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference

Hindsight Is 2020

Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference

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

Emerging Trends in Sports Facility Design: Basic Design Principles With a Post-Pandemic Twist

Emerging Trends in Sports Facility Design

Basic Design Principles With a Post-Pandemic Twist

Sports facility design is always looking to upgrade the experience—for players, for viewers and for coaches and staff. This year is no exception, with special attention given to health.

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

The Community Experience

Engaging Multipurpose Designs Lead to Long-Term Rec Center Success

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.

Table of contents for MAY 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Specialty Chemicals for Special Times

Proper pool care is based on preventing disease, protecting equipment and providing the expected swimmer experience. Maintaining adequate sanitation is the key to all three.

The Test of Time

The new 130,000-square-foot Robert Crown Community Center opened in March 2020, with a modern, clean and durable look that will weather well in the long term.

Table of contents for MAY 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

GUEST COLUMNS

inPERSPECTIVE / DOG PARKS

Monetize Your Community Dog Parks

Dog parks have become a tremendously popular amenity, and there are ways you can jump on that bandwagon and boost your bottom line.

inPERSPECTIVE / DESIGN

Design for Change
Creating Flexible, Resilient Spaces

Resilient recreational spaces take a variety of viewpoints into account to create flexibility and spaces that engage and adapt with time.

Table of contents for MAY 2021 issue of Recreation Management Magazine

FACILITY PROFILES

inPRACTICE / SOCCER COMPLEX

A Sustainable Fix
>> Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex // Montgomery, Ala.

At this soccer complex, wear around the bench area was becoming problematic, but an eco-friendly approach made use of recycled tires to solve the problem.

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SHAPE America: Creating Healthy Bodies & Minds