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JULY 2021 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

NRPA Survey Finds Strong Support for Park & Rec Infrastructure Investments

Parks, community centers, rec centers and more are an essential part of any community's improved infrastructure plan, says a newly released poll from the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA). Nearly all (92%) of U.S. adults said they want their local government to invest in this kind of community infrastructure.

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REC NEWS

CPSC Extends Pool Safely Grant Deadline

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant program offered to state and local governments.

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Trust for Public Land Releases Special Report on Community Forest Benefits

The Trust for Public Land announced the release of a special report, "Community Forests: A Path to Prosperity and Connection," in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

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Majority of U.S. Adults Support Expanding National Park Field Trips, Education

A new nationwide public-opinion survey commissioned by the National Park Foundation (NPF) found that 85% of U.S. adults believe national parks can be classrooms for children, and 70% feel it is very important that parks inspire children to be avid learners.

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NRPA Begins Annual Park and Recreation Month Celebration

This July, the national Recreation and Park Association, the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, invites everyone to celebrate Park and Recreation Month.

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Second Milestone Achieved in USA Swimming's Safe Sport Club Recognition LSC Incentive

USA Swimming announced that seven Local Swimming Committees qualified to receive the second-level incentive in USA Swimming's latest Safe Sport Club Recognition initiative.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Nearly Two-Thirds of Industry Report Respondents Are Planning Construction

Nearly Two-Thirds of Industry Report Respondents Are Planning Construction

After climbing steadily since 2013, the number of respondents to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey who report that they are planning construction over the next several years has fallen. From a low of 62.7% in 2013, the percentage with facility construction plans climbed to a high of 72.9% in 2020, but the impact of COVID-19, measured in an update survey taken in May 2020, meant that many put their construction plans on hold—34.3% in that survey. In 2021, 64.9% of respondents report that they have plans for new construction, additions or renovations over the next several years.

In 2021, nearly half of respondents (48.7%) said they were planning to renovate their existing facilities, down from 57.3% in 2020. Another 28.8% were planning to make additions (down from 34.6%) while 27.1% were planning new construction (down from 31.1%). These are the lowest numbers of respondents planning all types of construction since 2016.

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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.

For more information, read Trends in Colleges & Universities.

Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section of Recreation Management's State of the Industry Report takes a deep dive into aquatic facility trends, including indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and hot tubs.

For more information, read Trends in Aquatic Facilities.

Purposeful Pools: 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.

For more information, read Purposeful Pools: What's New in Natatorium Design?.

Playgrounds From Start to Finish: Fund, Design, Build

Whether you are building a playground from the ground up or upgrading and re-imagining an existing space, there are some basic principles that experts say stakeholders should adhere to.

For more information, read Playgrounds From Start to Finish: Fund, Design, Build.

Firm Foundations: Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

Survival of the fittest facilities is credited in great part to savvy managers who keep their facility doors open. Selecting the right flooring to maximize that continual use has been a critical component to their overall success.

For more information, read Firm Foundations: Athletic Flooring & Facility Success.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

NRPA 2021 Annual Conference, Sept. 21 to 23 (www.nrpa.org/conference)
NSGA 2021 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, Sept. 26 to 28 (www.nsga.org)
IHRSA 2021, Oct. 13 to 15 (www.ihrsa.org)
2021 WWA Show, Oct. 19 to 22 (www.waterparks.org)
FSB, Oct. 26 to 29 (www.fsb-cologne.com)

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