• YMCA, Proposed Library Spark Debate Over Park Land Use

    by Mark Niesse March 2016

    DeKalb County shouldn't have built a YMCA at Wade Walker Park near Stone Mountain because the land was partly purchased with federal funds dedicated for outdoor recreation, a state agency concluded last year.

  • Bucks Unveil New Stadium Renderings

    by Mary Louise Schumacher March 2016

    The first detailed glimpse of the new downtown Milwaukee arena reveals a giant building with a dramatically arcing roof, curving body, tall sheets of glass, social spaces - and a few challenges yet to overcome. The Milwaukee Bucks will share the development plans with the City of Milwaukee on Thursday; several renderings were released in advance to the Journal Sentinel. They are considerably more detailed than the conceptual renderings released in April 2015 and represent the first step in a public design approval process that's required for construction to begin. More importantly, they underscore the broader vision for the signature project, which has been both controversial and more anticipated than any downtown project since the Milwaukee Art Museum addition designed by Santiago Calatrava.

  • Philips Arena Development Could Get Tax Break

    by James Salzer March 2016

    Developers planning to turn the area surrounding Philips Arena into a mixed-use entertainment district would get a tax break to help pay for their project under legislation that won initial approval from a Senate panel late Tuesday.

  • County Visitors Bureau to Market Sports Activities

    by Nancy Bowman March 2016

    Miami County's Visitors and Convention Bureau will be paying more attention to sports marketing and its offerings. "If we don't do it now, we are going to get left in the dust, so to speak, so we need to be venturing more into the sports category," Diana Thompson, the bureau's executive director told the county commissioners during a recent meeting.

  • City Plans Renovations for Sports Park

    by Brooke E. Seipel March 2016

    Designs are in the works to spruce up Shaffer Park. The city recently hired gkkworks to design and renovate the 7.32-acre sports park - a project estimated to cost $276,511. Shaffer has seen little work done since it was built in 1964.

  • Parks Get $150K Donation for Pickleball Complex

    by John Reinan March 2016

    Edina parks are getting into a pickle. Thanks to a $150,000 donation from a local family, Edina expects to have a five-court pickleball complex - at Rosland Park - ready for play by the Fourth of July.

  • Council Debates Need for Proposed Waterfront Park

    by Bill DiPaolo March 2016

    Does north county really need another waterfront park? That's the question Michael Counts, who is running for a Jupiter Town Council seat, asked when he saw the plans for Karen Marcus Ocean Park Preserve, a proposed public natural area on 150 vacant acres between A1A and U.S. 1. Plans for the preserve, named after a former Palm Beach County commissioner, include a boardwalk through wetlands, a lifeguard station, playground equipment and parking for about 500 vehicles.

  • Park Plans for Boat, Kayak and Other Upgrades

    by Sarah Peters March 2016

    A popular North Palm Beach park could see improvements this year. Anchorage Park on Anchorage Drive is bordered by the Earman River and canals, and North Palm Beach residents can keep their boats in wet or dry storage.

  • Road Sign Misspells Arena Name, Will Be Replaced

    by Rodney Thrash March 2016

    For a little more than a year, a spelling error on a sign on one of Atlanta's most high profile interstates has gone undetected.

  • City Announces Plans for New Aquatics and Rec Center

    by Deseret Morning News March 2016

    Mayor Kim Rolfe has announced the city has approved an agreement with an architectural firm to design a new aquatics and recreation center at Ron Wood Park, 5900 West and New Bingham Highway.