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Grow Your Revenue by Getting out of the Box and onto the Mat

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 8, 2018 9:15:33 AM

The benefits of offering classes at your facility and how to make the leap from the marketing to the technical.

I just finished a yoga teacher certification this summer, so imagine my surprise when I picked up the July issue of Funworld and saw the cover article was none other than Namaste! How Museums Are Attracting New Audiences with Creative Ways to Enhance Guests’ Well-Being. Talk about worlds colliding! I love their idea of using healthy-living classes to introduce new patrons to the art museum. 

The article inspired me. How can entertainment and amusement facilities also capitalize on this idea and create a meaningful—and lucrative—set of complementary and alternative activities during off-peak times?

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Topics: Parks & Rec, Sales, Memberships, Marketing, Customer Loyalty, Zoos & Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Waterparks, Museums, Trampoline Parks, FEC

One Wristband to Rule Them All: 3 Ways to Make Your Operation More Seamless

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 16, 2018 2:57:20 PM

Common uses for wristbands that increase efficiency and optimize guest experience.

Simplifying the guest experience can be overwhelming when there are so many attractions, food and beverage, payment and access options to consider. Wristbands may sound old-fashioned, but the modern wristband is a terrific solution for not only streamlining your guests’ entrance into your facility, but also helping them more fully engage with everything your business has to offer.

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Topics: Cashless, Access Control, Parks & Rec, Amusement Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Museums, Waterparks, Trampoline Parks, FEC

4 Times Communities Got Parks & Rec Projects Right

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 23, 2017 11:49:51 AM

These game-changing public parks and recreation projects are not only innovative, but transformative, turning family entertainment into edutainment and an opportunity to build better communities.

The drive for many community venues to serve the changing needs of the public is constant. Parks and recreation departments and facility leaders must attempt to discern true industry trends from fads in order to direct a sustainable path for their organizations. With varied goals ranging from serving as a safe haven for at-risk teens to becoming a luxury destination, there are many directions innovative community builders can consider.

Here are four times communities totally got it right when developing parks and recreation programs that both serve and inspire, and how they can continue to use technology to up their games.

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Topics: Parks & Rec, Customer Loyalty

4 Ways Your Amusement Facility Can Celebrate Park & Recreation Month This July

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 28, 2017 4:48:41 PM

Engage with your guests on a deeper level this July during Park & Rec Month

July is Park and Recreation Month. It’s a time for us to celebrate the outdoors, health and wellness, and a time for us to show our support for local communities and families.

But don’t make the mistake of thinking this month is just for local parks and recreation facilities. In fact, every family entertainment venue can take part in the fun of “Get Your Play On.”

What is your park doing to share in this opportunity? Read on for a few fun tips that will help you turn up the summer heat and add meaning for your guests.

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Topics: Parks & Rec, Marketing

Creating an Experience: 5 Questions to Ask Before Expanding Your Recreation Offerings

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 9, 2017 9:03:10 AM

Make the most of your parks and recreation centers by focusing on the most in-demand offerings.

The family entertainment and amusement industry continues to grow and evolve, offering consumers more than ever before in the world of leisure. In an age where something as fantastical as space tourism could very well become reality, it’s no surprise that entertainment professionals are constantly trying to prove that the sky’s no longer a limit.

The parks and recreation industry is seeing a lot of movement towards expanding facilities and offerings to both delight residents and attract more tourism – and that’s a smart move. But with so many directions to take and decisions to make, where does a municipality even start?

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Topics: Parks & Rec, Facility Operations, Customer Loyalty

CenterEdge Software Selected to Manage 172-Acre, First-of-Its-Kind Community Recreation Center, The Epic GrandCentral

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Apr 25, 2017 11:56:04 AM

CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, has been selected to serve as the point of sale (POS) system for City of Grand Prairie, Texas’ The Epic GrandCentral project set to open in November 2017.

The Epic GrandCentral, a 172-acre community center, will bring a first-ever indoor and outdoor recreation space to the heart of the city. The Epic will include major recreation/life-changing center, amphitheater, library, trails, all-inclusive playground, lake-based recreation amenities and an indoor/outdoor water park with a 160-foot by 384-foot retractable enclosure from OpenAire.

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Topics: CenterEdge News, CenterEdge Client Success, Parks & Rec, Point of Sale