Back to a New Reality: How to Adapt Your Center to a Post-COVID-19 Era

Session Type:  Speed Session (20 miniutes)

Track: Planning, Design and Maintenance


Around the world, we saw every person and industry rapidly impacted by COVID-19. Now we are all returning to a society full of new adaptations and fears — and recreation and aquatic centers are no exception. While some temporary changes were implemented to get back on track as soon as possible, it's now time to consider long-term implications, and how we can prepare and design for a safer and healthier future. Join Craig Bouck and Mick Massey as they review a variety of physical, systems and operational changes that will provide recreation professionals with options on how to be progressive and create peace of mind in our "new normal."


Learning Outcomes:

Consider adaptations for your recreation center to adapt to a post-COVID world, providing a safer and healthier environment for everyone.



Craig Bouck

CEO, Principal, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Craig Bouck is a frequent speaker and author in the recreation design industry. For the past two decades, he has worked with recreation professionals to design value-driven projects that solve problems, create opportunities and build community.

Mick Massey

Texas Regional Director, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Mick Massey’s 29 years of experience in municipal government is value added to any community project. His experience as a former parks and recreation director drives his passion for professionals and agencies to “plan your work, and work your plan,” especially when it comes to recreation center planning. His enthusiasm for public projects is contagious.

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