Creature Comforts: Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

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Creature Comforts: Select the Right Furnishings for Your Site

By Deborah L. Vence

Whether your park setting is a peaceful wooded area or a bustling city square, there are furnishings that will meet your needs, providing comfort for visitors and the right aesthetic for your park.
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Get Moving, Get Playing!: Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

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Get Moving, Get Playing!: Active Playgrounds for Kids on the Go

By Dave Ramont

Screen time might be tempting a lot of kids to forgo activity, but that doesn't mean you should sit back and let it happen. Designing active playgrounds is one way to encourage kids and their families to put down the device and get moving.
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When Disaster Strikes: Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks

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When Disaster Strikes: Preparation Is Key to Disaster Recovery for Parks

By Rick Dandes

When hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters threaten, parks can be on the front line. Being prepared before disaster strikes is the key to success.
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Making Connections, Spurring Development: The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

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Making Connections, Spurring Development: The Latest in Trail & Greenway Planning, Maintenance & Programming

By Chris Gelbach

Designing good multi-use trails takes careful planning and teamwork. Here, we take a closer look at how some greenways have gotten started, and how others are continuing to develop.
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Expanding Pools of Knowledge: Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

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Expanding Pools of Knowledge: Control Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Safety

By Rick Dandes

Maintaining good water and air quality requires careful attention to all of your pool's systems and infrastructure. Following regular, recommended maintenance practices helps keep things in working order.
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Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

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Still Going Green: Sustainability Plans & Equipment Help Create Eco-Friendly Facilities

By Deborah L. Vence

Parks and recreation facilities, as well as schools and college campuses have long been at the forefront of innovative and sustainable design. Find out how some facilities use small steps to go greener.
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Adventure Awaits!: Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

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Adventure Awaits!: Adding Climbing Walls, Challenge Courses, Zip Lines and Other Exciting Options

By Dave Ramont

There are more options than ever, if you want to add more thrill to your recreational lineup. From climbing walls and challenge courses to zip lines and free-fall devices, you can provide the adventure your visitors are looking for.
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Inclusive and Multifaceted: The Ongoing Evolution of Locker Rooms

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Inclusive and Multifaceted: The Ongoing Evolution of Locker Rooms

By Chris Gelbach

The loud, smelly locker room of yesterday is best left in the past. Nowadays, designers are focusing on inclusion and privacy, while manufacturers are creating more options than ever for securing stuff.
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Surface Area: Options Abound for Indoor Sports Flooring & Fitness Surfaces

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Surface Area: Options Abound for Indoor Sports Flooring & Fitness Surfaces

By Deborah L. Vence

From hardwood floors to synthetic floors designed to look like hardwood floors to weight-room surfacing and beyond, it's important to know the ins and outs of indoor flooring.
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From Industrial to Recreational: Ideas in Waterfront Restoration

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From Industrial to Recreational: Ideas in Waterfront Restoration

By Dave Ramont

For many cities, large and small, the waterfront has long been an industrial hub. But now, as industry leaves the waterfront behind, we're finding new ways to rejuvenate these areas for recreation and more.
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Dog Day Afternoons: Building Your Dog Park, From Start to Finish

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Dog Day Afternoons: Building Your Dog Park, From Start to Finish

By Rick Dandes

Successful dog parks require more than a simple fenced-off area. To ensure success, start with intense community involvement, and don't let your focus drift until you've got a park full of playful pooches.
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Swimming Toward Wellness: Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness

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Swimming Toward Wellness: Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness

By Dave Ramont

Plenty of research has shown that working out and relaxing in the water can provide a wellness boost. Here, we talked to experts about adding wellness programming at aquatic facilities, to the benefit of all.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The April 2018 issue includes our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings, which examines active playgrounds, as well as how to determine which site furnishings suit your setting. Inside the issue, we feature stories on aquatic facility maintenance, as well as climbing walls, challenge courses, zip lines, bike trails and greenways, eco-friendly facilities and more. The issue also features the first installment of our new Department, Aquatics Industry Report.

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2018 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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2017 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

Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Connect-a-Dock - Floating Dock Kayak Launch
Kay Park Recreation - American Made Park Equipment Since 1954
Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
National Construction Rental - Rentals Made Easy.
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Commercial Recreation Specialists - It's all here.