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TrailNation Collaborative Will Advance Active Transportation Networks

A new collaborative community will unite public leaders, advocates and professionals to advance the development of trails and other active-transportation networks across the United States. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) launched the initiative, which the organization says will fill an unmet need for peer learning and collective action.

Step Into Swim Reaches 23,500 Kids in 2022

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance recently reviewed the achievements of its Step Into Swim program for 2022, announcing that the program raised $750,000 and funded swim lessons for more than 23,000 children. The water safety initiative continues to raise awareness for drowning prevention and the lifesaving skill of learning how to swim.

Pickleball Still on the Rise

A new participation report from the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) shows that America’s fastest-growing sport has enjoyed even higher growth than previously thought, with 14% of adult Americans (36.5 million people) playing pickleball at least once in the 12-month period between August 2021 and August 2022.

Wearable Tech Is Top Fitness Trend

Now in its 17th year, the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual international survey found that technology continues to have a strong impact on the fitness industry, so it’s no surprise that more than 4,500 health and fitness pros surveyed named wearables as the No. 1 trend for 2023.

SFIA Sees Positive Trends in Team Sports

A new report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) reveals that while participation in teams sports is increasing, numbers have not quite returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Sports Facilities Recognized With ASBA Awards

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

NRPA Honors Arborist With Inaugural Changing Nature of Work Award

The National Recreation and Park Association recently announced its first-ever Changing Nature of Work Award winner. The annual award recognizes an individual or team that has responded to natural disasters with a spirit of teamwork, community and perseverance to clean up, rebuild their park for usable enjoyment, and to support and advance resilience and well-being for their community.