Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

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Find Your Fit: Site Furnishings to Suit Every Space

By Dave Ramont

Selecting site furnishings for public spaces requires careful thought. Choices should be functional and practical, while also presenting a certain aesthetic.
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Choose Your Own Adventure: Assess Needs, Get Input to Select the Right Play Equipment

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Assess Needs, Get Input to Select the Right Play Equipment

By Deborah L. Vence

Most playgrounds feature an array of apparatuses for children to grow their physical, emotional, cognitive and other skills. But choosing the right playground equipment requires a few first steps.
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Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

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Intelligent Design: Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

By Rick Dandes

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.
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Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

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Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department and Community More Environmentally Aware

By Chris Gelbach

From clever programming that immerses people in nature to education and initiatives to preserve and conserve, parks and recreation organizations continue to spread the word on environmental awareness.
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Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

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Keep Your Head Above Water: Proper Pool Maintenance Procedures

By Dave Ramont

To keep your swimming pool safe for swimmers and the water sparkling and clear, you need to take care of daily, weekly, monthly and other regular tasks. Here’s an overview of some smart maintenance practices.
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Rise to the Challenge: Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

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Rise to the Challenge: Climbing, Ropes Courses, Obstacle Racing & Beyond

By Joe Bush

When you want to provide adventure to your patrons, there are few better options than climbing walls and challenge courses. Learn more about how to bring these amenities to your facility.
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Select Your Surface: Sports & Fitness Flooring Fundamentals for Your Facility

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Select Your Surface: Sports & Fitness Flooring Fundamentals for Your Facility

By Rick Dandes

Recreation, sports and fitness facilities need the right kind of surface to serve the needs of people who are playing sports, working out and getting fit. Here’s some things to consider when making your selection.
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Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

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Creature Comforts: Ever-Evolving Locker Room Design

By Dave Ramont

Locker room design has come a long way in the past few decades, providing more comfortable amenities that are sure to please patrons.
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Unleashed!: Basic Dog Park Elements & Beyond

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Unleashed!: Basic Dog Park Elements & Beyond

By Deborah L. Vence

Parks for pets and people need more than just a fence and waste receptacles. To ensure a safe and effective dog park, you need to know some best practices.
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Water Wise: Waterfront Development Ideas for Your Community

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Water Wise: Waterfront Development Ideas for Your Community

By Joseph Bush

Now that industry has largely left the waterfront, many communities are finding new ways to develop these amenities into recreational destinations.
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Aquatic Trends Report

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Aquatic Trends Report

By Emily Tipping

In our first summary report of Aquatic Trends, we surveyed nearly 1,000 aquatics professionals to find out more about the equipment and amenities found in their facilities, as well as programming, regulatory compliance, major challenges and issues, and much more.
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Playing the Field: Sports-Field Savvy to Make the Most of Your Investment

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Playing the Field: Sports-Field Savvy to Make the Most of Your Investment

By Deborah L. Vence

Whether you’re looking to build a field for baseball, soccer, football or lacrosse, and whether you’re opting for natural or synthetic turf, you need to ask a lot of questions up front to get the most out of your investment.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The April 2019 issue includes our Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings, which examines playground trends, as well as site planning and how to select and place site furnishings. Inside the issue, we feature stories on aquatic facility maintenance, as well as spreading the word on conservation initiatives. The issue also features a look at climbing walls and challenge courses.

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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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2018 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