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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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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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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Survival of the Fittest: Meeting Demand in Fitness Programming

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Survival of the Fittest: Meeting Demand in Fitness Programming

By Rick Dandes

While some fitness programs maintain popularity over time, there is always something new under the sun. Learn the latest trends so you can meet the demand of your members and entice new visitors.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recreation Management Magazine

The August issue of Recreation Management features our annual Problem-Solver Guide, Offering Solutions to Tough Facility Problems. This useful guide is filled with practical and innovative solutions to common problems experienced at recreation, sports and fitness facilities. From ensuring facilities are as safe as possible to offering the latest and greatest to patrons and keeping things in working order, we've got expert advice to help you make the most of your resources.

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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