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Experience & Education: The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

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Experience & Education: The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

By Joe Bush

Whether it's certification for fitness trainers and climbing instructors, or orientation for club members, training and education are a crucial pillar in providing safety at your facility.
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Safe & Secure: New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety

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Safe & Secure: New Trends in Sports Facility Security & Safety

By Kelli Ra Anderson

At the college and professional levels, sports facility security is often a full-time job. But high schools, park districts and other providers of sports tournaments and programs can learn from the pros to improve safety at their own facilities.
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Balancing Act: Safety & Risk on the Playground

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Balancing Act: Safety & Risk on the Playground

By Chris Gelbach

Play equipment is meticulously designed to protect children from catastrophic injury, but it shouldn't eliminate risk entirely. Finding the right balance is important to encouraging children's growth without risking their health.
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Safe in the Water: Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety

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Safe in the Water: Programs, Audits Are Key to Enhancing Aquatic Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

Keeping swimmers safe is the most crucial task for aquatic facility managers. Luckily, there are plenty of tools at your disposal, from water safety training for patrons to lifeguard certification and training for a variety of types of aquatic facilities and more.
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Innovation, Conservation & Training: The Latest Trends in Grounds Management

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Innovation, Conservation & Training: The Latest Trends in Grounds Management

By Chris Gelbach

Your grounds are constantly changing, affected by everything from the weather to use and even overuse. Staying on top of best practices in grounds management will keep your sites looking stellar.
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Ever-Expanding Aquatics: Tips for Programming a Profitable Pool

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Ever-Expanding Aquatics: Tips for Programming a Profitable Pool

By Joe Bush

There are basic programs every pool should offer, but if you want to operate in the black, it's important to consider your options and know how to program a variety of opportunities effectively.
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Play It Right: Playground Maintenance Can Prolong Equipment Life & Prevent Injuries

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Play It Right: Playground Maintenance Can Prolong Equipment Life & Prevent Injuries

By Rick Dandes

Playground maintenance is one of the cornerstones of safety for these popular, kid-friendly destinations. Here, we take a look at ways to ensure you're on top of maintenance requirements.
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A Wider Field for Fitness: New Trends Expand the Reach of Fitness Equipment

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A Wider Field for Fitness: New Trends Expand the Reach of Fitness Equipment

By Deborah L. Vence

Whether it means taking advantage of the increasing interconnectivity we're all engaged in or catering to specific audiences like actively aging seniors, fitness equipment manufacturers are expanding their reach.
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Play It Safe: Regular Maintenance, Testing Vital to Improving Safety

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Play It Safe: Regular Maintenance, Testing Vital to Improving Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

Playground safety surfaces are available to meet a plethora of needs and budgets. Understanding how to evaluate these surfaces and maintain them to ensure they are in good condition is key to a consistently safe play environment.
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What's Under Foot?: The Basics of Indoor Sports, Fitness & Recreation Flooring

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What's Under Foot?: The Basics of Indoor Sports, Fitness & Recreation Flooring

By Joe Bush

Whether it’s fitness flooring that can reduce the noise and impact of dropped weights or a court surface that can serve as a home for many sports, there’s a great deal of variety in indoor sports, recreation and fitness surfaces to meet any need.
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Fields of Dreams: Trends & Best Practices in Sports Turf

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Fields of Dreams: Trends & Best Practices in Sports Turf

By Rick Dandes

Choosing synthetic or natural turf for outdoor sports fields is an important consideration, but it’s also crucial to understand the ins and outs of maintaining and caring for both kinds of turf.
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Safe Stops: For Restroom Structures, Security Is Crucial

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Safe Stops: For Restroom Structures, Security Is Crucial

By Rick Dandes

When you want to add restroom structures to your park or site, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of what’s available, as well as what will best fit into the context of your site.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The January 2016 issue focuses in on facility safety, with feature stories about safety measures in aquatics, playgrounds and sports facilities. We also take a closer look at how training for staff and patrons boosts safety.

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

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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.

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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.

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