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Natural, Thematic & Playable By All: The Latest Trends in Playground Design

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Natural, Thematic & Playable By All: The Latest Trends in Playground Design

By Chris Gelbach

These days, playgrounds can be far more than the simple post-and-platform structures we've gotten so used to. From natural play to themes that excite kids and playgrounds for all abilities, there's a huge world of play out there to enjoy.
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Day-to-Day Aquatics: Heed Warning Signs, Keep a Checklist to Maintain Your Aquatic Facility

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Day-to-Day Aquatics: Heed Warning Signs, Keep a Checklist to Maintain Your Aquatic Facility

By Deborah L. Vence

Aquatic facility maintenance requires careful attention to detail. Luckily, there are tools and strategies you can use to stay ahead of the game.
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Take It Outside: Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

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Take It Outside: Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Providing fitness equipment for free use at a park, along a trail or near a playground offers a smart way to build your community and help its members get more active.
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Hold Steady: Our Eighth Annual Salary Survey

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Hold Steady: Our Eighth Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

In our annual Salary Survey, we take a look at the responses of more than 2,300 professionals who answered questions about their careers, salaries and more. Find out how your career path compares.
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YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

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YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

Nonprofit facilities such as YMCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs continue to offer a wide range of amenities and programming. Here we consider the latest trends in these 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

This section summarizes the survey results from health, fitness and sports clubs, with a look at construction plans and programming offerings.
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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 continue to fight their way back from the economic downturn. Learn more about the trends affecting school facilities.
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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 built a number of outstanding recreation, sports and fitness facilities over the past decade. Here's how the trends on campus are shaping up.
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Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

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Parks & Recreation: A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

In this section, we outline the trends in parks and recreation organizations' facilities, highlighting construction and facility budgets, as well as planning for construction and programming.
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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

Aquatic facilities hold a unique place in the recreation, sports and fitness industry. This section covers trends in facilities that include indoor or outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.
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Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

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Regional Information: A Look at Regional Trends

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions differ.
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2015 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

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2015 State of the Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

By Emily Tipping

More than 2,300 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. . Here, we summarize their responses.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The July 2015 issue includes our annual Salary Survey, in which we take a closer look at the salaries and experiences of professionals working for managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We also cover playground design, as well as outdoor fitness areas and aquatic facility maintenance.

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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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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