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How To Keep People Coming To Your Community Center In The Fall

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How To Keep People Invested In Your Community Center During The Fall

For a community center, the fall months can be difficult. Many community or recreation centers depend heavily on their pool. Once fall finally rolls around and the pool closes, keeping people coming to your facility can be a challenge. However, there are some things that you can do as a facility developer to prevent that from happening.
In today’s blog post, Sports Facilities Advisory will take a look at some ways that you can keep your community coming to your facility, even during the fall.

Offer After-School Programs

While parents need places for their children to go during the summer when there is no school, they will also need places for them to go after school in the fall. While they might not need an all-day solution, there is a window when kids get out of school before parents get off work when a community center can provide valuable services.
Offering after-school programs is not only a great help for parents, but it is also a chance for your community center to invest in kids that might not have anywhere else to go. After-school programs are a great choice for every community center.

Take Advantage Of Football Season

While summer wrapping up might mean the end to a lot of your major activities, it also means that football season is just around the corner. Too many community centers fail to take advantage of football season, and you shouldn’t let your facility be one of them. Offer flag football leagues for both youth and adults, as well as events like fantasy football draft parties and football game watch parties. Activities designed around football are a great way to keep people in your community connected to your facility during the fall.  

Invest In An Indoor Pool

When fall comes around, most community centers struggle because they have to shut down their pool. While many facilities have to do this every year, the ultimate solution to that problem is to build an indoor pool that operates year-round.
At the end of the day, the best way to keep people coming to your facility during the fall and the winter is to offer an indoor pool. For many towns, there are not many options for indoor swimming — you can make your community center the place to be. Not only will you keep your community involved, but you will also attract people from outside your town.

Contact Sports Facility Advisory For More Community Center Tips

Running a community center can be difficult, so it’s important to develop the right way. Keeping people committed to your facility in the fall and winter is just as much about development as it is in-season management. For more tips, give SFA a call at (727) 474-3845 or contact us online for more information.

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