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Facility Planning: Designing Locker Rooms

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Facility Planning for Your Locker Rooms

A successful recreation center doesn’t skimp on the details. You can tell that professional facility planning has gone into a recreation center when every aspect of the facility is accounted for. Locker rooms are an area that are sometimes neglected in the facility planning and design process. But locker rooms are important to your guests, so they should be important to you. Today in the Sports Facilities Management blog, we’ll be talking about good locker room design and how they affect customer satisfaction.

The Space

You need to set aside a good amount of space for your locker rooms. No one likes being in a cramped locker room. Giving your guests plenty of space allows them more privacy, making them much happier.
You also need to make sure you put them in an area of the facility that makes sense. For instance, if you have a pool, you’ll want to position the locker rooms right next to it. This is the most common reason people will need to change. Also, it lets them shower and dry off before re-entering the main area. If you plan on having sports tournaments, the locker rooms should be near the main area of play, so the teams can meet and change there before the game, during breaks, and after the game.
The other consideration you have to make when deciding where to put your locker rooms is making sure it’s well ventilated and has good circulation. This area can smell bad if the design is wrong, which decreases guest satisfaction.

Multiple Rooms

When facility planning, you have to make sure you have space for multiple locker rooms. As we mentioned earlier, if you have sports tournaments, the teams will need separate areas to change and meet before and after games. But the main consideration is having separate spaces for men, women, and families. Having separate spaces for men and women makes sure they have privacy and no one is uncomfortable. Having a family locker room makes sure those with little ones have somewhere they can change.


Once you have the basics figured out, you have to make sure you have the proper amenities and facilities implemented. Of course, you’ll need lockers, bathrooms, and showers. For lockers, you have a variety of options, from wood to metal to plastic. What you choose depends on your aesthetic and the type of facility you’re running. It’s also a good idea to have some basic seating options, like benches, so people have somewhere to sit. You can also add extra amenities such as steam rooms to add value for guests.

Facility Planning with Sports Facilities Management

Facility planning can be overwhelming and complicated. There are so many factors to consider, and if you don’t have experience, some will go neglected. That’s where Sports Facilities Management comes in. We have extensive experience with facility planning and with all other aspects of starting a sports facility. Contact us today for more information.

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