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YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

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YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of opportunities for their members. Here we consider the latest trends in these mostly-nonprofit facilities.
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Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

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Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs: A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health, fitness and sports clubs represent a unique segment of the market, more often operating as for-profit facilities that must make ends meet. Here's a look at how things are shaping up for these facilities.
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Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

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Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

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In many locations, schools and school districts are struggling to make ends meet, even as the rest of the economy has sputtered back to normal. This section takes a look at trends in the schools.
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Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

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Colleges & Universities: A Look at Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities have seen budget cuts at the state level, but they still provide wellness, sports, fitness and recreation to students via innovative and beautiful facilities. Here's a look at on-campus trends.
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Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

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Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Parks and recreation respondents make up the largest portion of the survey audience. Here, we examine some of the trends in these facilities, highlighting revenues and budgets, as well as construction plans and programming trends.
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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas, including a look at aquatics-specific features and programs.
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Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

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Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

Here we take a look at trends in facilities across the country, breaking down the information by region to understand how things differ depending on which part of the country they're located.
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2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

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2016 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

By Emily Tipping

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.
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Changing the Landscape: Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

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Changing the Landscape: Natural Materials, Adventure Courses Top Design Trends

By Deborah L. Vence

Sustainable site design means different things in different environments. This feature will consider some of the important ways sustainable design is affecting parks and sites in different areas.
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Aquatic Evolution: Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

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Aquatic Evolution: Design Trends in Outdoor Aquatic Facilities

By Dave Ramont

Once upon a time, an outdoor pool was a simple rectangle with maybe a diving board or two. These days, outdoor aquatics provide a far more complex experience, pleasing patrons of all ages and abilities.
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Building Bridges: The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities

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Building Bridges: The New Age of Multipurpose Recreation Facilities

By Rick Dandes

In the past several years, more and more recreation, sports and fitness facilities are being designed in concert with healthcare facilities, providing people a way to transition through recovery to a life a wellness.
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Destination for Sports: Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities

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Destination for Sports: Creating Multi-Use Sports Facilities

By Joe Bush

Most municipalities are home to a ballfield or two, but some parks districts and departments go above and beyond to create sports parks that are true destinations, able to host pick-up games as well as tournaments.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The June 2016 issue features our Annual State of the Industry Report. More than 2,100 professionals responded to our extensive survey, and we've gathered to results to report on everything from programming and budgets to operations and construction plans, and much more.

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News & Events

Your connection to current events, trends and top news stories in the managed recreation industry.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 Buyers Guide

Check out our latest guide to everything you need for your sports, recreation or fitness facility. From aquatic supplies to sporting equipment, from workout machines to park site amenities—and beyond—we've got the most trusted, simple-to-use reference to sports, recreation and fitness products and services in the industry.

BUYERS GUIDE

Rec Report Newsletter

The Rec Report e-newsletter brings you the most up-to-date ideas and solutions for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Every month, we cover the latest and greatest innovations—from programming to facility planning, from research and trends to the newest products—to help you make your facility a success.

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Webinar Educational Series

Recreation Management's Webinar Educational Series connects you with the brightest stars in the field of managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities to provide an in-depth look at some of the top issues and challenges in the field today. Join us to learn more about practical solutions to common problems, as well as new developments and innovations in the industry.

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2015 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 2,000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT