July 2023 Issue



Business ConceptOn the Money

Our 16th Annual Salary Survey
Our annual Salary Survey takes a closer look at the salary and career information of more than 1,000 professionals who responded to the Industry Report survey.


AntiwaveCompetitive Edge

Add Competition to Your Aquatic Program Lineup
Learn-to-swim is the foundation of all other programs, but what if you want to offer more? Consider adding competitive programs like water polo, diving and more to grow your aquatic program lineup.


GameTimeSomething for Everyone

Inclusive Playgrounds Continue to Expand Play Possibilities
Inclusive play continues to expand as more and more facilities seek ways to make sure everyone is able to enjoy the playground. Learn more about how this trend continues to develop.


Sport CourtCourting Success

Encourage Pickleball Without Forgetting Other Popular Court Sports
From recoating existing courts to building entirely new facilities, there are lots of ways to accommodate the meteoric rise of pickleball, while still making room for tennis, basketball and other favorite sports.


OpenAireExpand Your Possibilities

Extend the Season, Beat the Weather With Nonconventional Structures
Enclosures can provide a way to take pool and sports programming from seasonal to year-round. Learn more about the many options available to help extend your season.


inPERSPECTIVE / PLAYGROUNDS: Emerging Trends in Playgrounds Today

From playgrounds that get bodies moving to those that make space for a multigenerational audience, the latest playground trends are taking play to a whole new level.

inSERVICE: Pool Safely: Reducing Drowning & Entrapment Injuries

Established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act, Pool Safely aims to make pools safer by preventing drowning and entrapment.

Web Exclusives


We asked Industry Report respondents about the top goals for their facilities in the coming year. Here, we summarize their responses.

Dealing With Power Outages in Sports Venues

Sporting events require energy to power lights, sound, scoreboards and more, making a power outage a problem for all parties.

From the Editor's Desk

People Vary

Each of us has a different reason for heading to recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Finding more ways to accommodate more people is all in a day’s work.

Digital Edition

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