Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies

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Serve & Protect: Crowd Control & Security Strategies

By Dave Ramont

When you have a crowd, you want to make sure everyone is safe as can be. Here, we take a look at modern strategies for managing crowds and maintaining security.
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Building Better Events: Plan, Execute, Excite

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Building Better Events: Plan, Execute, Excite

By Chris Gelbach

Creating an engaging and effective event doesn't need to be a chore. Here, we talked to experts in event planning to uncover some best practices and smart, innovative approaches to help you put your best face forward.
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On the Up & Up: Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

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On the Up & Up: Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

Hard on the heels of our annual State of the Industry Report, we offer up our annual examination of careers, salaries and demographics of more than 1,400 professionals managing recreation, sports and fitness facilities and programs.
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In Safe Keeping: The Right Surface Is Crucial to Playground Safety

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In Safe Keeping: The Right Surface Is Crucial to Playground Safety

By Dave Ramont

Before making decisions about playground safety surfaces, it's important to consider how your specifics—from climate and usage to maintenance capabilities and budget—will affect the surface over time.
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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

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Aquatics: A Look at Trends in Aquatic Facilities

In this section, we cover the trends in aquatic facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, splash play areas, waterparks and spas.
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Getting Fit in the Great Outdoors: Innovative Equipment to Expand Your Community of Wellness

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Getting Fit in the Great Outdoors: Innovative Equipment to Expand Your Community of Wellness

By Deborah L. Vence

Outdoor fitness opportunities make it easier for everyone to engage in wellness. And with new equipment options being introduced all the time, you have more ways than ever to expand your audience.
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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 continue to struggle with state-level budget cuts, but providing wellness, sports, fitness and recreation to students is still a way to stand out from other campuses.
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For Your Convenience: Prefabricated Restroom Structures Provide Ease, Comfort & Durability

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For Your Convenience: Prefabricated Restroom Structures Provide Ease, Comfort & Durability

By Joseph Bush

From restrooms that feature plumbing and electricity to simple structures that simply give visitors a place to go, a multitude of restroom structure designs, customizations and options are available.
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of Recreation, Sports & Fitness

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating 20 Years of Recreation, Sports & Fitness

By Dave Ramont

Celebrating 20 years of Recreation Management, we talked to experts from multiple fields about what's changed in recreation, sports and fitness over the past two decades—and what changes might be coming down the pike.
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A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

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A Wealth of Water Fun: Recreation, Therapeutic Activities Enhance Aquatic Programs

By Deborah L. Vence

Learn-to-swim is the foundation on which aquatic programming is built, for the most part, but adding in recreational and therapeutic elements offers a chance to expand your audience.
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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

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PROBLEM-SOLVER Q&AS:

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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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

Respondents from health clubs, fitness clubs, sports clubs and medical fitness facilities provide unique offerings focused on fitness and wellness. Here's a look at the trends among these facilities.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In our September 2019 issue, we celebrate 20 years of Recreation Management with a look back at the past two decades of changes in recreation, sports and fitness. We also feature stories on creating exciting, engaging and effective events, and the latest trends in outfitting swimming pools for fun, fitness and more. Other features look at outdoor fitness and restroom structures.

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2019 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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2019 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 1,4000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT