Play It Safe: The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

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Play It Safe: The Key Elements of Playground Safety Surfaces

By Rick Dandes

Given that falls to the surface are the cause of most playground-related injuries and E.R. visits, understanding playground safety surfaces is crucial.
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Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing

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Spread the Word: Boost Program Participation With Savvy Marketing

By Joe Bush

You don’t need a huge marketing budget to be effective at getting the public into your facilities and programs. You just need to take advantage of the tools at your disposal.
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Swim Toward Success: Growing Innovative Aquatic Programs

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Swim Toward Success: Growing Innovative Aquatic Programs

By Dave Ramont

Learn-to-swim is the foundation of most aquatic facilities, but to ensure you are earning revenues to cover your operations, it’s wise to expand your options.
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Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends

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Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends

By Deborah L. Vence

Functional fitness is all the rage, and fitness equipment manufacturers are providing new and innovative machines that can accommodate it. Here, we take a look at this and other trends in fitness equipment.
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Play It Safe: Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety

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Play It Safe: Audits & Training Are Key to Waterpark Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

Here, industry experts share their thoughts on the best practices in waterpark safety and resource management, as well as lifeguarding trends.
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Spray & Play: Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve

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Spray & Play: Splash Play Areas & Water Playgrounds Continue to Evolve

By Joseph Bush

Splash play areas continue to be a hot item among parks and other providers of recreation. As these amenities grow in use, manufacturers have done their research to better understand what makes them more successful.
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Wet & Wild: The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations

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Wet & Wild: The Latest Trends in Waterpark Rides & Operations

By Dave Ramont

Waterparks continue to grow in popularity, and designers and operators are always looking for the next new thing that will get patrons through the gate and keep them coming back for a splashing good time.
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Get Inspired: Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

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Get Inspired: Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

By Dave Ramont

Nature has long been one of humankind’s most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet both for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.
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Greener Than Ever: The Latest Trends in Grounds and Turf Management

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Greener Than Ever: The Latest Trends in Grounds and Turf Management

By Chris Gelbach

From greener practices to smarter use of turfgrass and other plants, grounds managers are on the cutting edge, wisely using resources to provide more effective and efficient sites and sports fields.
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Pump It Up: Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

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Pump It Up: Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

By Rick Dandes

Sports facilities are all about providing a great experience for both team players and spectators, and one of the essential elements is the way the game is viewed and communicated. Advances in scoreboards, lighting and sound make more possible.
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Gimme Shelter: Keys for Creating Great Covered Spaces

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Gimme Shelter: Keys for Creating Great Covered Spaces

By Brian Summerfield

Shelters and shade structures not only provide patrons with a little respite from the blazing sun or bad weather, they can also create a unique focal point for a site, providing a beautiful aesthetic or highlighting a lovely view.
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A Necessary Service: Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

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A Necessary Service: Restroom Structures Take On Different Situations

By Deborah L. Vence

Restroom structures provide a necessary comfort for guests in your parks. Finding the right fit can be simple, as long as you take your site and visitors’ needs into account.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the November 2018 issue, we dive into aquatic programming, examining how to expand beyond swim lessons to improve attendance and boost revenues at your pool. We also take a closer look at new trends in fitness, as well as playground safety surfaces and savvy social media marketing.

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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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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

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Vantage - Tablet Feeders for Any Size Pool
Belson Outdoors - Your Outdoor Superstore
Recreation Supply - The Pool Supply Specialists
Zeager - Bonded WoodCarpet(R) Systems  - Safe & Beautiful - Accessible & Natural
Sport Surface Specialties - Surfacing Is All We Do
Pilot Rock - Summer Planning Starts Now. - Learn More
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