From the Editor's Desk

Can You See the Light?

By the time you're reading this, our 15th annual State of the Industry Report, much of the country will be reopened and on a (hopefully) rapid road back to business as usual. As I write this, states are gradually reducing or removing their restrictions.


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Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section of the Industry Report takes a deep dive into aquatic facility trends, including indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.

Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation faced unique challenges over the past year, with more visitors to outdoor locations. This section of the Industry Report takes a look at this and other trends.

Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have struggled over the past decade with state-level budget cuts, but continue to provide wellness, sports, fitness and recreation opportunities to their students, staff and communities.

Trends in Schools & School Districts

Whether it’s a playground at recess or a Friday night football game, schools provide a unique sports and recreation outlet for their students and families.

Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health clubs felt the impact of the pandemic more than almost any other type of facility covered in the Industry Report. Here, we take a look at how they fared, and how they’re expecting to come roaring back to life as people seek out more fitness opportunities.

Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

YMCAs and similar nonprofit facilities faced the pandemic head-on, offering myriad programs for essential workers, those facing food insecurity and more. Here’s a closer look at trends in Ys.

Web Exclusives

Trends in Camp Facilities

Whether it’s a summer camp for youths, a campground or an RV park, camping-related facilities cater to those who love the great outdoors. Here, we take a look at trends in camp facilities.

Trends in Sports & Rec Centers

Whether publicly or privately owned, community sports and recreation centers offer myriad activities and opportunities to the communities they serve. This web-exclusive examines the trends in sports and rec centers.