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JANUARY 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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NRPA Celebrates Parks' Role in Americans' Wellness Goals

How are your resolutions coming along? If you're like the vast majority of U.S. adults—94%—you have set a health and wellness goal for 2022, according to a newly released National Park And Recreation Association (NRPA) poll. The NRPA touts the important role local parks and recreation organizations play in helping Americans meet these goals.

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REC NEWS

CPSC Awards More Than $1.3 Million in Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced five awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

KaBOOM! Launches Playspace Mapping Program in Colorado

Researchers and community members in East Colfax Corridor, Otero County and Rio Grande County are undergoing an 18-month effort to map play deserts.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

New Data Reveals Banner Year for Trail Use

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization, released an analysis of national trail count data for 2021, finding that trail use remained significantly higher than 2019 levels.

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ASBA Announces New Officers and Directors

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) has announced its officers and directors for the coming membership year.

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ACE Launches Courses on Inclusivity

With the goal of giving individuals and communities access to health and fitness programming that positively impacts their lives, the American Council on Exercise furthers its commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion with two new courses on how fitness managers and business owners can build more inclusive environments within the fitness industry.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.


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Free Webinar! Safety & Maintenance Considerations for Successful Splashpad Design

Feb. 2, 2022
2 p.m. EST

There's no denying the popularity of Splashpads in large and small communities across the nation. In many cases, Splashpads are replacing old wading pools. In others, a Splashpad is being introduced in lieu of a swimming pool or as a brand-new attraction.

Beneath the eye-catching features of these attractions is an intricate system that controls water usage and quality, and ensures your attraction is safe, efficient and sustainable over time. When it comes to sanitation, and chemical, mechanical and preventive maintenance, water management and a well-thought-out maintenance program is at the heart of every successful Splashpad design project.

The key to successfully maintaining a Splashpad is to design and install it with maintenance in mind. In this presentation you will:

  • Explore the different maintenance requirements for flowthrough and recirculation water management systems, and how this impacts design.
  • Discover Splashpad design strategies to mitigate some of the more common maintenance issues.
  • Gain an understanding of systems, maintenance requirements and lifecycle, and how to integrate the right solutions at the project design stage.

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Group Exercise, Fitness & Yoga Among Top Planned Programs for Parks

INDUSTRY STATS

Group Exercise, Fitness & Yoga Among Top Planned Programs for Parks

Respondents to the Industry Report survey from parks and recreation were more likely than other respondents to report that they had plans to add programming options at their facilities over the next several years. Some 44.8% of park respondents said they had such plans—up from 40.8% in 2020. This compares with just 29.7% of non-park respondents.

The most commonly planned program addition for parks was group exercise programs, with 31.7% of those who will be adding programs at their facilities indicating that they planned to add group exercise. More than one-quarter of park respondents with plans to add programming at their facilities said they would be adding teen programming (29.8%); fitness programs (29.4%); mind-body balance programs such as yoga, Pilates and tai chi (27.9%); programs for active older adults (27.5%); educational programs (26%); and environmental education programs (25.3%).

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202106.

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Aquatic Trends Report

Our fourth annual Aquatic Trends Report dives deep into the trends revealed by a survey of more than 500 aquatic professionals, revealing how their facilities look now, and what they have planned for the future.

For more information, read Aquatic Trends Report.

An Adventure Park's Marketing Overhaul

Your marketing strategy can completely revolutionize your facility's success. Learn more about how Muskegon Luge Adventure Park got a marketing overhaul that improved its sales.

For more information, read An Adventure Park's Marketing Overhaul.

Nonstop Inclusion: Playgrounds Lead the Way to Inclusion in Parks, Pools & Beyond

Playground manufacturers have been on the leading edge of a trend to go well beyond ADA requirements to provide true inclusion. Find out why inclusion matters and how these efforts are expanding to other recreational venues.

For more information, read Nonstop Inclusion: Playgrounds Lead the Way to Inclusion in Parks, Pools & Beyond.

A Life Remembered With Play

Recently, Martinsburg, W.Va., saw the unveiling of the new Chuck Taylor Memorial Playground, honoring the life of a long-time playground distribution partner.

For more information, read A Life Remembered With Play.

Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery

Most waterparks felt a deep impact from the coronavirus pandemic, but many took advantage of the downtime to upgrade their guest experience. If you're ready to tackle that project, read on to get some ideas on how to come back with a splash.

For more information, read Review & Renew the Waterpark Experience: Waterparks on the Road to Recovery.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

IAAPA FEC Summit 2022, Jan. 23 to 25 (www.iaapa.org)
AOAP 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 7 to 10 (https://aquaticpros.org/conference-exposition/)
2022 ACA National Conference, Feb. 8 to 11 (www.acacamps.org/conference)
CPRS Conference & Expo, March 8 to 11 (www.cprs.org/education/conference)
Amusement Expo International 2022, March 15 to 17 (www.amusementexpo.org)

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