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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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