Turf Vandalism Presents Short- and Long-Term Challenges
There's something about a home sports field that brings out feelings of pride and protectionism — defending one's own turf, if you will — and not just during games.
ABC 2012 Preconference Tours Feature Rebuilt New Orleans Facilities
oug Thornton still has the agenda from a meeting he attended seven years ago — Oct. 11, 2005, to be exact. That was the date the senior vice president of SMG, which operates the state-owned, now-named Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans,
Drought-Ridden Field Owners Reconsider Maintenance Practices, Synthetic Turf
Robert Lee, Texas, population 1,106, got three inches of rain in the first 11 months of 2011.
How Step Into Swim Can Help Aquatics Facilities
During the final months of 2012, bad news for community pools hit residents like a crashing belly flop:
Collaboration is Vital to Regional and Community Pool Projects
For about three years, the 50-meter stainless steel competition pool used at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials sat disassembled in an Omaha, Neb., storage facility, not far from where 16,000 swimming fans had jammed the Qwest Center and witnessed the setting of nine world and 21 American records.
Time to Rethink How Pool Operators Protect Swimmers?
The pool of excuses for not knowing how to swim shrinks every year. Last month, the third annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™, held at more than 100 aquatic facilities across the United States, attempted to teach an estimated 20,000 people to swim — for free.
Worcester, Mass., Looks to Ice to Help Revitalize its Downtown
Worcester Common, then 20 acres of green space, was established in 1669. On July 14, 1776, it hosted the Declaration of Independence's first public reading in New England. And on Nov. 30, 2012, for the first time (as shown above), residents laced up their ice skates there.
Staging Hockey Games in Outdoor Stadiums Remains Delicate Balance of Nature vs. Nurture
As the popularity of stadium ice hockey solidifies, staging events remains a delicate balance of nature versus nurture.
Adding Second Ice Sheet Can Boost a Rink's Fortunes
Assuming demand is there, adding a second ice sheet can boost a rink's fortunes.
Kroc Center Challenges Will Continue After Construction's Done
The late-February opening of a 104,000-square-foot facility in Memphis, Tenn., meant that the Salvation Army could count 23 Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers in all. ...
Exercise Intervention Policies in Campus Fitness Centers
Today's generation of incoming college freshmen expect a college to deliver the full package — not just a good education, but the latest technology, luxurious dorms, state-of-the art buildings, an elite athletic program and of course, an extensive offering of recreational activities to keep them busy outside of class.
Community-Built Playgrounds Popular Solution to Budget Constraints
In April, the Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation Department in Metarie, La., set to work removing playground equipment that had sat, damaged and unusable, at Waggaman's Thomas Jefferson Park for years.