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Change Is in the Air: Managing Healthy Air & Water in Your Aquatic Facility

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Change Is in the Air: Managing Healthy Air & Water in Your Aquatic Facility

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Change is in the air—and in the water. Today's aquatic managers can wield significant game-changing weapons in the battle for healthier natatorium environments.
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A Pool for Every Purpose: Multi-Use Pools Provide Space for Competition, Leisure

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A Pool for Every Purpose: Multi-Use Pools Provide Space for Competition, Leisure

By Joe Bush

At least one expert says that large multi-use pools may be the way of the future for colleges, park districts and health clubs.
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Beyond Treading Water: Finding Profitability in Aquatic Operations

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Beyond Treading Water: Finding Profitability in Aquatic Operations

By Dawn Klingensmith

If only aquatic facility managers could control the weather, they might be able to improve their bottom line.
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Out of the Ordinary: Making Fun Park Games Work

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Out of the Ordinary: Making Fun Park Games Work

By Chris Gelbach

Disc golf continues to be one of the more commonly planned additions among parks, camps and others. Learn more about adding disc golf to your lineup, as well as other popular favorites like mini golf, bocce and more.
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Planning for Inclusion: Inclusive Play Needs Community Participation

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Planning for Inclusion: Inclusive Play Needs Community Participation

By Deborah L. Vence

Ideally, inclusion is top-of-mind from the earliest planning stages of your playground. Get the community involved and excited from conception to completion of your project.
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Sports to the Max: Make the Most of Your Sports Fields

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Sports to the Max: Make the Most of Your Sports Fields

By Rick Dandes

For fields designed to handle specific sports like soccer, baseball and lacrosse, as well as multi-use fields, finding the ideal turf solution requires special consideration.
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Fit to Be Tried: New Trends in Fitness Programming

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Fit to Be Tried: New Trends in Fitness Programming

By Joe Bush

The latest trends in fitness programming indicate a more individualized approach, with greater connectedness, more group fitness activities and more.
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Certifiably Safer: Why & How Certification Improves Safety

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Certifiably Safer: Why & How Certification Improves Safety

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Whether it's for a playground inspector, an aquatic facility manager, a fitness instructor or a climbing instructor, certification can make an impact on safety in your facility.
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Ready for Anything: Improving Sports Facility Safety & Security

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Ready for Anything: Improving Sports Facility Safety & Security

By Chris Gelbach

After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, many high-profile sports facilities and events have stepped up their security, Here, we examine how some of those practices have trickled down to the school district and park district level to provide ideas on how to keep your players and spectators safe.
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Safety for the Duration: Keeping Playground Equipment & Surfaces Safe Now & in the Future

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Safety for the Duration: Keeping Playground Equipment & Surfaces Safe Now & in the Future

By Rick Dandes

Playground equipment and surfaces from well-known and respected manufacturers is designed with children's safety in mind, but the context of your site and the way products are installed can also have an impact, both now and over the life cycle of your equipment.
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Safer Waters for All: MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

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Safer Waters for All: MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

The Model Aquatic Health Code was developed with input from industry experts to provide a guideline for entities managing aquatic facility health and safety issues across the country. Learn more about the code and how it affects your facility, as well as new trends in lifeguarding and more.
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Take the Field: Managing & Maintaining High-Performing Sports Fields

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Take the Field: Managing & Maintaining High-Performing Sports Fields

By Chris Gelbach

If you want to keep your sports fields in top playing shape, you need to take good care of turf, whether it's natural or synthetic.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The February 2014 issue includes our annual guide to aquatic facilities, where we examine new trends in aquatic facility operations, water clarity and multi-use swimming pools. Inside the issue, we cover fitness programming, sports fields, inclusive play and fun park activities like disc golf and 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

2015 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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2014 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

Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association - For Unbiased Expertise in Sports Flooring
EZ Dock - Imagine Your Dream Waterfront
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
SuitMate - 95% less water in 8 seconds
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Lincoln Aquatics - Ready when you are