July 2022 Issue


Ups & Downs

Here we track the salary trends and careers of hundreds of respondents who work in myriad roles and facility types, managing recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We break things down and look at everything from raises and pay rates to job satisfaction, education and more.


Where All Are Welcome

Inclusion has been the big playground trend for several years running. Here we’ll look at the latest ideas in boosting inclusion on the playground, including expanding play opportunities to communities that tend to miss out on the fun.


Flexibility & Innovation

Aquatic facilities are continually adjusting their programming lineup to reach a diverse array of community members with fun, fitness, competition and more. Here’s how to expand your programming lineup with the latest and greatest new ideas.


Think Differently

Yurts instead of cabins! Enclosures for aquatics! Clear-span structures for sports activities! There are myriad unique structures available to help you take your sports, fitness and recreation activities under cover.


inPERSPECTIVE / Technology Solutions: Hack Your Operations

Ever wondered how you can hack your park operations and do more with less? Here, we examine ways to make the most out of technology solutions.

inSERVICE: Putting Health & Safety Front & Center With NATA

Founded in 1950, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the profession.

Web Exclusives

Capturing the Spirit of Puget Sound

Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, Wash., recently saw a complete renovation that included the addition of an iconic, custom-designed splash play area.

Pathway Lighting Reinvigorates Running Trail

The popular Amazon Park Running Trail in Eugene, Ore., recently was rebuilt with a thicker rock base, new surfacing and drainage. In addition, lighting was introduced or upgraded along sections of the trail.

From the Editor's Desk

The Dog Days Are Early This Year

Hellllooo, heat wave! 

Digital Edition

July 2022