The Fundamentals of Fun: Events & Festivals Bring Attention & Business to Communities

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The Fundamentals of Fun: Events & Festivals Bring Attention & Business to Communities

By Deborah L. Vence

When you're hosting a festival or event, there's some basic, though temporary, infrastructure that can help you put on a great show. From mobile stages and bleachers to concessions and more, we take a look at how to outfit your fest.
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Taking It OUTSIDE!: Outdoor Fitness Areas to Get Everyone Moving

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Taking It OUTSIDE!: Outdoor Fitness Areas to Get Everyone Moving

By Rick Dandes

In the war against the chronic illness and other problems caused by Americans' expanding waistlines, outdoor fitness areas are one particularly effective weapon.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks: Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks: Planning, Programming and Staffing to Better Serve All Residents

By Chris Gelbach

Social equity has long been a goal for parks and recreation professionals. Here, we talk to some experts to learn some best practices for ensuring everyone has a voice and can participate.
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The Right Rest Stop: Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

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The Right Rest Stop: Selecting Restroom Structures to Suit Your Site

By Dave Ramont

Whether you're beginning with a rustic, rural site or a downtown park with electrical and plumbing hookups in place, there's a restroom structure ready and able to meet your needs.
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Rolling Right Along: Expand Biking Options in Your Community

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Rolling Right Along: Expand Biking Options in Your Community

By Joe Bush

Cycling is popular with people of all ages, whether it's a simple and slow ride through the park or a thrill-inducing jaunt along a mountain bike trail.
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Need Fun? Just Add Water!: Outfitting Your Pool

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Need Fun? Just Add Water!: Outfitting Your Pool

By Dave Ramont

If you want to bring more people to your pool to take part in programs and more, think about what you're offering. Simple additions can make all the difference.
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Something for Everyone: Inclusive, Multigenerational Playgrounds Have Broad Reach

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Something for Everyone: Inclusive, Multigenerational Playgrounds Have Broad Reach

By Deborah L. Vence

Inclusive play means going beyond simple accessibility to ensure kids of all abilities can play together, and many leaders in play design have turned their focus to ensure it's getting attention.
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Slow and Steady: Our 10th Annual Salary Survey

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Slow and Steady: Our 10th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

Following up on our State of the Industry Report, we offer the results culled from a survey of more than 1,700 professionals in the recreation, sports and fitness industry, who discussed everything from salaries to job satisfaction.
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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

Schools and school districts hold a unique place in many communities, providing sports and fitness opportunities for their students, and sometimes the wider community. Here's a look at trends in schools and school districts.
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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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Recreation Management Magazine

In the September 2017 issue, we take a close-up look at the latest innovations in restroom structures to help you find the right fit for you site. We also cover outdoor fitness areas, as well as best practices to boost diversity and inclusion among staff and participants.

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2017 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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2016 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