RECENT ARTICLES
  • What to Consider When Adding Outdoor Fitness to a Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Working out at a health club isn't for everyone.

  • Lone Resident Turns Up for Park Meeting

    by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Parks and Recreation Director Lou Recchio said he was disappointed in the low turnout, but understood given the short notice and time of day -- 2 p.m. -- the meeting was held.

  • Grassroots Efforts Help Restore Community Playground

    by Michelle Piasecki October 2014

    Not only did community members give, the county also made an offer to create an interlocal agreement that would provide $151,755 of the $350,000 needed to build the dream park.

  • New Trends and Standards in Playground Safety Surfacing

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Playground safety surfacing has come a long way since the asphalt days of the mid-twentieth century. Operators have a variety of surfacing options, from sand, wood fiber and pea gravel to more complex surfaces such as poured-in-place surfacing and even synthetic turf.

  • City Seeks $210K Grant to Build Accessible Playground

    by Lucas High October 2014

    The city of Cheyenne is seeking state money to fund the construction of a playground that would be accessible to all local children, including those with disabilities.

  • Inclusive Playground Design Leaves No Child Out

    by Anne-Marie Spencer October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Unless you've been at a playground where a child is left sitting out because the play environment was designed with too narrow a skill set in mind, you might not understand the heartbreak that being left out can cause. Though the topic of inclusion is a popular one, situations like this are still happening — often by accident — in new play spaces all around the world.

  • Heavy Rains Force Closure of Clay-Court Tennis Center

    by Hannah Deadman Daily News Staff Writer October 2014

    The Seaview Tennis Center lost a large amount of clay court material on Tuesday, said Rod Gardiner, assistant director of the Recreation Center.

  • Fitness Stations Finally Find a Home in City Park

    by Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com October 2014

    Nike Sports Complex in Naperville already has fields for lacrosse, baseball, softball and soccer, a playground, sand volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, and — most importantly for Fran Krumlauf's idea — a walking path.

  • City to Spend $1.6M to Treat Tainted Park Soccer Fields

    by Lucas Sullivan, The Columbus Dispatch October 2014

    Columbus will spend about $1.6 million to clean up a Near East Side park where contaminants from an old fertilizer plant were found in the soil.

  • Viral Video Ignites Change in San Francisco Park Policy

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Thanks to a viral video and an ensuing change of policy, teenagers in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood will no longer have to worry about being booted from their local public soccer field.