County Officials Consider Park Funding Options
by Hannah DelaCourt; Hannah.DelaCourt@StarNewsOnline.com April 2015
Brunswick County Commissioners debated funding options for identified park needs over the next 10 years on Monday.
$15M Park Would Host Pickleball, Team Sports, Dogs
by Alexandra Seltzer Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2015
In the past 11 years, Palm Beach County has not issued a bond referendum for parks and recreation. That could change in 2016, and if it does happen, suburban Boynton Beach could get a district park.
District Earmarks $92K for Repair of Three Tracks
by Lana Sweeten-Shults April 2015
Athletic tracks have been trod upon over the years at Wichita Falls ISD’s high schools, so the board of trustees during its work session Tuesday at the Education Center looked at giving the facilities a step up.
New Orleans Suburb Considers Privatizing City Parks
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
A suburb of New Orleans is responding to a drop in participation in its youth sports leagues by privatizing municipal parks, as well as removing restrictions about what teams a child may join based on where they live.
Instead of Owing City, Golf Pro Getting $108K
by Nicholas Deshais firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 459-5440 April 2015
When state auditors and city officials found that Gary Lindeblad, the golf pro at Indian Canyon Golf Course since the mid-1980s, owed the city nearly $90,000 because of poor bookkeeping, he didn't balk.
Parks Backers Galled by Braves' Stadium Tax Diversion
by Dan Klepal; Staff April 2015
Cobb County will cover about half of the county's promised financing of the new Braves stadium by diverting millions of dollars in property taxes that voters approved in 2008 to buy park land.
Playscape Cost Represents 66 percent of Park's Reno
by Kate Ramunni, New Haven Register April 2015
Restoration of town parks continues this spring with the renovation of Legion Field. A new playscape, additional parking spaces, improved landscaping and a new traffic plan that will improve the flow of cars are some of the improvements planned for the park on James Street, according to Chief Administrative Officer Curt Balzano Leng.
City Mulling $15M Price Tag for More Athletic Fields
by Jordan Graham staff writer, The Orange County Register April 2015
As Costa Mesa attempts to address its perceived shortage of public athletic facilities, residents learned Wednesday that the city would have to pay a sizable chunk of change to build even a few sports fields at Fairview Park.
County Taxes Not Needed for St. Louis Stadium
by Press Services April 2015
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that last week, a senior aide to Gov. Jay Nixon told County Executive Steve Stenger’s office that “St. Louis County’s participation would not be necessary in the stadium deal.”
Lambeau-Like Loan Could Help Fund Bucks Arena
by JASON STEIN, DON WALKER and PATRICK MARLEY, email@example.com Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 2015
A state public lands board would front around $150 million to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, under a plan being pushed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.