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2014 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look At What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2014

More than 2,200 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Schools & School Districts

Feature Article - June 2014

Schools and school districts continue to fight their way back from the economic downturn. Learn more about the trends affecting school facilities.

2013 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2013

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

A Court for Every Need

Improve Playability, Longevity Maintenance & More

Supplement Feature - September 2012

When you're looking for the right surface for your indoor sports courts, there are a lot of factors to consider, from playability and longevity to maintenance requirements and beyond. You also must take into account the unique situation of your facility and its users. Here, we've collected some examples of how other facilities made their surface decisions.

Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall

Normal, Illinois

Award Winner - May 2012

The new student-centered building is a hub for campus activity and has revitalized the existing McCormick Hall, which was opened in 1925 and remodeled in 1961. Administrative, educational and instructional spaces were added in a new west addition to the building, which extends west toward Main Street, with portions spanning University Drive. The building provides multiple large recreation and academic venues to support existing and new programs.

Central Park Recreation Center

Denver, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

Siting of such a large building—nearly 57,000 square feet—between the park and residential neighborhoods required finesse, as well as an understanding of vehicular and pedestrian patterns. The parking is located adjacent to Martin Luther King Boulevard, one of Denver's larger arterial roads and the main access point to downtown. This allows the remaining site to be more natural and pedestrian friendly. The building footprint is situated to allow the adjacent pocket park to extend across the entry plaza at the upper level. The orientation is rotated slightly north of west to allow spaces to capture western views without direct west solar gain.

Colorado State University Student Recreation Center

Fort Collins, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

A lot of new spaces were added, including a climbing wall and bouldering area, an outdoor bouldering rock, martial arts space, special needs spaces (gender-inclusive restrooms and changing rooms), new meeting spaces, a private changing room in the women's locker room, exercise studios, MAC gym and more. A complete success, the facility has seen a 30 percent increase in usage since it was reopened.

University of South Dakota Wellness Center

Vermillion, South Dakota

Award Winner - May 2012

Prior to completion of this nearly-57,000-square-foot center, students relied on the university's Dakota Dome, but this space was no longer able to meet the needs of both student-athletes and general students. Students and the university wanted an exclusive space to support health and wellness, and to strengthen the sense of community among students, as well as between students and faculty beyond the classroom walls.

Beckerman Athletic Center
Hamden Hall Country Day School

Hamden, Connecticut

Award Winner - May 2012

Designed and constructed by Stanmar Inc. of Wayland, Mass., the new athletic center embodies Hamden Hall's philosophy of a "sound mind in a sound body" for all of its students. The goal of the project was to create a venue to complement the school's athletic, recreational and leisure-time programs. Administrators wanted a comprehensive facility to provide updated fitness and recreational space, as well as a social gathering space, for students, families, alumni, faculty and the community.

Simplify Gymnasium Floor Installation

Problem Solver - August 2011

This type of surfacing meets and exceeds all requirements for DIN certification, which is widely regarded as the best method for evaluating sports floors. This certification includes testing of shock absorption, vertical deflection, deformation control, rolling load, ball rebound and friction.