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Improve Your View: Find the Right Site Furnishings for Your Space

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Improve Your View: Find the Right Site Furnishings for Your Space

By Rick Dandes

Selecting site furnishings—from benches and picnic tables to trash receptacles, bike racks and more—is a crucial part of park planning. The right furnishings will enhance your space, and if you choose wisely, should last for the long haul.
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Bringing Play to Life: Creative Play Spaces and Playground Solutions

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Bringing Play to Life: Creative Play Spaces and Playground Solutions

By Joe Bush

Your playground doesn't have to look like every other. With creative approaches, customization, community involvement and more, you can build a unique playground that kids can't resist.
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Flourish Through Funding: Strategies to Support Park Creation and Maintenance

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Flourish Through Funding: Strategies to Support Park Creation and Maintenance

By Chris Gelbach

While budgets have tightened, there are still plenty of opportunities for funding your parks projects. From legislative approaches to grants, volunteering, concession contracts and more, we examine various methods for boosting your parks' potential.
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Big Thrills, No Spills: Safety First for Climbing Facilities

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Big Thrills, No Spills: Safety First for Climbing Facilities

By David Mumpower

Climbing wall facilities feature inherent risks, but there are measures you can take to dramatically reduce the risk of injury for climbers. Proper training and the right equipment can have a big impact.
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Pool Procedures Overview: Expert Tips on Maintaining a Safe, Healthy and Sustaining Swimming Pool

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Pool Procedures Overview: Expert Tips on Maintaining a Safe, Healthy and Sustaining Swimming Pool

By Rick Dandes

Swimming pools feature complex chemistry and a whole list of to-do's that are extremely important to keep things running right and to keep swimmers safe. Here, we asked some experts for input on pool maintenance.
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Going Green: Small Steps Make a Big Difference

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Going Green: Small Steps Make a Big Difference

By Deborah L. Vence

You don't have to build a brand-new, environmentally friendly facility to shrink your negative impact on the planet's resources. There are small steps to take that can go a long way in greening up existing facilities.
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How Refreshing!: Updating Splash Play to Meet New Demands

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How Refreshing!: Updating Splash Play to Meet New Demands

By Dawn Klingensmith

Now that splash play areas have been around a while, new trends are taking hold. From water treatment and conservation to designing the areas for appropriate ages and experiences, learn what's new.
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Court Sense: Experts Offer Tips on Choosing Indoor Sports Surfaces

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Court Sense: Experts Offer Tips on Choosing Indoor Sports Surfaces

By Rick Dandes

If you want to get a lot out of your sports courts, first you need the right design. Then, you must follow proper maintenance procedures. Here's what to consider to get more programming out of your courts.
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Tail-Wagging Fun: Design & Outfit an Effective Dog Park

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Tail-Wagging Fun: Design & Outfit an Effective Dog Park

By David Mumpower

Dog parks continue to be a popular addition across the country. Learn the basics of getting a dog park off the ground, as well as what you can do to go a bit beyond and offer more for pooches and their owners.
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Upscale & Utilitarian: The Latest in Locker Room Design

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Upscale & Utilitarian: The Latest in Locker Room Design

By Chris Gelbach

Dirty locker rooms that don't seem secure will definitely affect the success of your facility. Here, we'll examine locker room design trends, focusing on ease of maintenance and aesthetically pleasing solutions.
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Waterfront Access: Clever Planning, Activities Help Draw Visitors

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Waterfront Access: Clever Planning, Activities Help Draw Visitors

By Deborah L. Vence

If you have water, whether a lake, a river or the ocean, in your back yard, then you've got a natural amenity that can attract visitors from near and far. But first, you have to know how to develop that space.
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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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Recreation Management Magazine

The April 2015 issue includes our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings, in which we take a look at some trends in creative playground design, park funding strategies, and how to select the right site furnishings. Inside the issue, we cover splash play, climbing walls, swimming pool maintenance and strategies for greening up your existing facilities.

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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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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

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