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Greener Grounds: Strategies for Successful Grounds Management

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Greener Grounds: Strategies for Successful Grounds Management

By Deborah L. Vence

People walk your grounds every day, and they likely have no idea how much work goes into making those sites functional and beautiful. This feature covers some best practices in grounds maintenance, with a special look at greener methods.
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Down to the Wire: The Latest Trends in Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound

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Down to the Wire: The Latest Trends in Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound

By Rick Dandes

While the team plays and spectators look on, there’s a whole host of behind-the-scenes technology making the game go. In this feature, we’ll examine the latest trends in sports lighting, sound systems and scoreboards.
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Building Healthier Communities: The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fitness Areas

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Building Healthier Communities: The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fitness Areas

By Dave Ramont

Outdoor fitness provides a way for everyone to get active without having to pony up for a gym membership, and communities are increasingly using them to boost their health.
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Seeking Shelter: Innovations in Shade & Shelter Solutions

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Seeking Shelter: Innovations in Shade & Shelter Solutions

By Joe Bush

What can shade do for you? Boost revenue? Check. Create a gathering place? Check. Turn your park into a destination? Check. Increase attendance and patron comfort? Check.
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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

Welcome to our annual Problem-Solver Idea Book. Packed with scores of ideas, this reference tool was designed to help you tackle your most persistent and universal challenges, covering all the big basic questions. Consider it an industry guidebook of sorts, chock full of straightforward problem-solving tips.
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Show Me the Money: Finding New Budget Strategies

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Show Me the Money: Finding New Budget Strategies

By Deborah L. Vence

Parks, sports, recreation and fitness facilities are finding innovative new ways to save money and make their budgets work. Whether through energy conservation, creative partnering or any of a number of other methods, these new strategies are delivering results.
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A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

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A Beautiful Vision: Funding & Planning Are Keys to Success With Trails & Greenways

By Deborah L. Vence

To design and develop an effective trail or greenway, you need to start with a proper plan. Community involvement and funding partnerships will help get the project off the ground.
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Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

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Smooth Sailing: Best Practices in Pool Maintenance and Renovation

By Joe Bush

Keeping aquatic facilities running smoothly requires close attention to daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled maintenance practices, as well as knowing when it’s time to plan some renovations.
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Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

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Play On!: Evolving Trends & Innovations in Playground Design

By Dave Ramont

Playgrounds have come a long way since their inception, with huge advances in safety, as well as increasingly creative solutions that get kids moving and having fun.
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Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

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Things Are Looking Up: Our Ninth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

In our annual Salary Survey, based on responses from more than 2,100 professionals in the recreation, sports and fitness industry, we see how salaries are inching up, along with happiness at work.
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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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Recreation Management Magazine

Our September 2016 issue includes feature stories that delve into the realms of outdoor fitness areas, shade and shelters, and best practices in grounds management, as well as scoreboards, sports lighting and sound. The issue also includes columns covering UV technology for swimming pools, as well as ideas for splash play renovations.

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News & Events

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

REC NEWS

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