• Commission to Review Quinnipiac's Ballfield Project

    by Kate Ramunni September 2016

    The Inland Wetlands and Planning and Zoning commission will be hearing Quinnipiac University's applications again for a ballfield on Mount Carmel Avenue. The school has already received permission to renovate one of the ballfields on the northern portion of the site at 475 Mount Carmel Ave. The application to renovate the second ballfield on the southern part of the site was denied when it went before the Inland Wetlands Commission because it didn't meet wetland buffer requirements.

  • Philadelphia Preps to Rehab Playgrounds, Rec Facilities

    by Claudia Vargas September 2016

    The rebuild plan — the brainchild of Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis — will rehab aging playgrounds, libraries, and run-down recreation centers. Some will receive new buildings; most will get at least cosmetic touch-ups. In a few cases, facilities will be moved to put a library, rec center, and health center all in one location.

  • Fitness Renovations Planned for Park

    by Beatriz Alvarado September 2016

    A health sanctuary is in the works in the Molina neighborhood. State-of-the-art fitness amenities, a new irrigation system and walking trails, among other upgrades, soon will enliven the lackluster Westhaven Park at the corner of Rockford and Cliff Maus drives.

  • Virginia Governor Makes Pitch for NFL Stadium

    by Michael Phillips September 2016

    At an event celebrating the Washington Redskins, it was Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe who stole the show on Wednesday. He did it first with a bold pronouncement, that the Redskins "are going to win the Super Bowl this year." He followed that up with some less-than-subtle courting of the team, which is looking for a site to build a new stadium.

  • City Moves Forward On Rec Complex Renovation

    by Katie Ward August 2016

    With a $1.1 million bid and a four-phase plan in place, the city of Ringgold is ready to move forward with its Ringgold Recreation Complex renovation. Plans include improving and expanding parking options, fixing drainage issues on the soccer fields, and adding a Wounded Warrior Playground for people with disabilities and their families. However, funding is not yet secured and several other major projects must come before this one, officials said.

  • Hall of Fame Game Lawsuit Moves to California

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The lawsuit against the National Football League and the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game earlier this month was dropped in U.S. District Court in Ohio and filed in California.

  • County Officials: Pokemon Go Requires Permit for Parks

    by Ken Shepherd August 2016

    Milwaukee County, Wis., officials have sent a letter to Niantic, Inc. — the company which created the summer smash-hit smartphone game Pokemon Go — "demanding it comply with county ordinances which require a permit before placing any Pokemon Go site in a county park," reported WISN on Tuesday.

  • Community Center to Be Demolished for New Building

    by Lance Shearer August 2016

    Two years after Marco Island voters approved a major renovation for Mackle Park, work is starting. Soon, bulldozers and heavy equipment will reduce to rubble the community center that has hosted countless club meetings, knitting circles, canasta and mah jong games and tea parties. "This is like a knockdown of history," said Marco Island recreation supervisor Lola Dial. "Everyone on the island has used this space for 26 years. A piece of paradise is being knocked down."

  • Indiana Communities Up the Ante in Rec Offerings

    by South Bend Tribune August 2016

    Sports, recreation and outdoor adventure activities have become so popular that they are now essential elements in a community's way of life. Cities and regions in the last several years have rushed to cater to those tastes, nurturing parks, beefing up outdoor activities and even building sprawling swimming and recreation centers.

  • City May Spend $50K on Ice Rink

    by Kirk Brown August 2016

    Anderson city officials want to spend nearly $50,000 on an aluminum platform to support the skating rink at Carolina Wren Park during the winter holidays. The platform, consisting of 18 interlocking sections with adjustable legs, would form a firm and flat surface for the rink’s synthetic ice, said city Recreation Director Bobby Beville.