YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

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YMCAs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs

These nonprofit facilities tend to provide a huge range of programs for people of all ages. Here we take a look at the latest trends for these facilities.
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2019 State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

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2019 State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

By Emily Tipping

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.
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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

The largest number of survey respondents come from parks and recreation organizations. In this section, we take a look at trends in their parks and facilities.
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Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

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Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

By Deborah L. Vence

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in multipurpose facility design, as well as the common elements that are essential in these facilities.
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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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New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

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New Pool Rules: The Newest Natatorium Designs Offer Something for Everyone

By Rick Dandes

Diverse aquatic programming and the diverse communities it serves have had a big impact on the way natatoriums are designed.
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Making a Splash!: The Latest Trends in Splash Play Design

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Making a Splash!: The Latest Trends in Splash Play Design

By Dave Ramont

When the weather gets hot, people of all ages flock to the water, which is one of the reasons why splash play is so popular. With the tremendous growth in these amenities has come a wave of savvy new offerings.
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Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

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Aquatics for All: Outdoor Aquatic Parks Grow More Diverse

By Deborah L. Vence

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in outdoor aquatic park design, including some of the more popular amenities and the challenges of designing such facilities.
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Making Connections: Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

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Making Connections: Fitness Facilities Aim to Connect People With the Outdoors, and Each Other

By Chris Gelbach

The latest fitness facilities are focused on more than physical health, increasingly providing space for social interaction and even connection with the outdoors.
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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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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 provide a huge range of services, from simple youth sports programs to shared community facilities. This section takes a look at trends among school respondents.
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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

The June 2019 issue features our Annual State of the Industry Report. More than 1,400 professionals responded to our extensive survey about their facilities, and we've gathered to results to report on everything from construction plans and operational costs to staffing and programming.

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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.

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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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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.

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