• City Parks Offer Activities Year Round

    by Veronica Fields Johnson November 2015

    Although the warm weather is just about gone, the season for utilizing neighborhood parks and recreation activities is far from over. Atlanta has a set of strategic goals that are a part of their community visioning for parks, which includes "providing safe parks, accessible recreational programs that emphasize learning and life skills, and cultural and art infused experiences," according to the city's website.

  • $81K Grant Brings Athletic Fields Closer to Reality

    by The Columbus Dispatch November 2015

    An $81,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has put the city of Bexley in position to build athletic fields in the Ferndale Place/Mayfield Place neighborhood.

  • Commission Considers $274K Park Trail Project

    by Luke Ranker November 2015

    Shawnee County commissioners will consider a $274,000 project to construct a fitness trail at Shawnee North Community Park. Commissioners will also hear an update on county revenue and expenditures.

  • Sports Group Plans Youth Sports Facilities

    by Nick Blizzard November 2015

    A local sports group is working with Moraine officials to possibly buy about 30 acres it intends to use for athletics, focusing on youth programs. The city and Beyond The Game Sports Training LLC are planning a five-year deal giving the organization a lease with an option to buy the land at 6363 Farmersville-West Carrollton Road.

  • Advocates Gather to Discuss Skate Park Proposal

    by Thomas J. Barton November 2015

    Dubuque skaters young and old met Monday with a city consultant for a meeting many said has been a long time in the making. Forty-five skaters, advocates and their parents gathered at Five Flags Civic Center to ask questions, share ideas and discuss plans for a proposed new skate park in the city. Laura Bies, one of the founders of Kids in Dubuque Skate, has worked for the past 10 years to get the project off the ground.

  • Park Set for Upgrades Thanks to $15M Gift

    by Megan Boehnke 865-342-6432 November 2015

    Construction will begin next spring to open the waterfront, create new event spaces and build additional trails at Lakeshore Park.

  • Open-Space Park Gives Community Place for Unstructured Play

    by Jane Roberts November 2015

    John Muir believed humans go a bit insane without access to nature and places to play. Collierville is taking a page from his memoirs with Hinton Park, nearly 110 acres of wide-open space and views, crowned with majestic oaks for serenity. And for whimsy, there ’s the “king of the hill” mound, a grass-covered overlook, with a sidewalk circling to the top like a mountain road.

  • Nonprofit Pitches Fitness Park at Virginia Beach

    by Stacy Parker November 2015

    Could 40th Street be the next Muscle Beach? Luke Hillier will brief the City Council today about his idea for a fitness park at the North End. Hillier is the founder of Hillier Ignite, a nonprofit that supports initiatives for entrepreneurs, youth, and active-duty military and veterans.

  • Crumb Rubber Concerns Halt Turf Installation

    by Jason Scott November 2015

    Seminole County has stopped installation of artificial turf on several athletic fields at a new sports complex after Commissioner Lee Constantine raised concerns about the crumb rubber material that substitutes for dirt.

  • Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Coming to Park Amphitheater

    by Matt Chittum, October 2015

    Outdoor ice skating will debut in Roanoke in November with a temporary rink erected in Elmwood Park. The 60-by-65-foot rink will be set up in the flat area to the north of the park's amphitheater stage and will be open every day for 12 weeks beginning Nov. 23, with extended hours during the school holidays. The effort is a partnership between the city and its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Roanoke Inc. and its title sponsor, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.