• After Years of Delays, Park Finally Becomes Reality

    by Stephen Wall October 2016

    A Beaumont park that was on hold for years finally is becoming a reality. Nicklaus Park, 22 acres between I-10 and the 60 on the northeast corner of Oak Valley Parkway and Palmer Avenue, is to open Saturday.

  • Council to Hear $28.8M Park Upgrade Proposal

    by Brooke Crum October 2016

    Abilene’s vision for the future of Nelson Park could become much clearer at Thursday’s City Council meeting. La Terra Studio, a Dallas-based landscape architect firm, developed a master plan for the park that will be presented to the council. The park is home to the Abilene Zoo and the city’s first splash pad.

  • Report: NHL Mulling Outdoor Game at West Point

    by Steve Zipay October 2016

    Remember the memorable outdoor games in the Bronx when the Rangers faced the Islanders and Devils at Yankee Stadium in January 2014?

  • Replacing Wood Skate Park with Concrete to Cost $165K

    by Thaddeus Mast October 2016

    The scores of skateboarders and BMX cyclists stunting and riding in Bonita Springs' B3 Skate Park are likely to see big changes in coming months.

  • Progress Finally Reported on 175-Acre Sports Park

    by Jeff Collins October 2016

    Eight tennis courts are painted, fenced and lighted in Irvine's new sports park. Six rectangles of grass are evolving into soccer fields. And the steel-and-concrete stands for a 26,000-square-foot soccer stadium are rising.

  • Moving Toward a More-Sustainable Synthetic Turf

    by Thomas P. Shay October 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • School Board Approves New Land for Future Growth

    by Myron Madden October 2016

    In the months preceding the purchase, parents of the OHS girls' soccer team began to threaten a Title IX lawsuit regarding their daughters' lack of playing and practice space. For the last 10 years, the Lady Owls have been practicing on the field of a nearby church because the boys' football team uses the field on campus, and on several occasions, the girls have had to hold home games seven miles away because the school's stadium was being used for a football game, parents said.

  • County Unveils $10K Outdoor Exercise Equipment

    by Stephen Paul October 2016

    OGDEN New Hanover County is ready to pump you up. A $10,000 array of outdoor exercise equipment was recently unveiled at Ogden Park, giving users of the facility s recently expanded walking trail, families and area gym rats alike a new fitness option.

  • Rec Field Gets New Drainage System

    by Jacob Tierney September 2016

    Flooding is impossible to stop at Greensburg's Lynch Field, but crews started work Tuesday on a drainage system to keep the recreation area from spending so much time under water.

  • Officials Expect $3M for Athletic Field Upgrades

    by Jean Falbo-Sosnovich September 2016

    Local lawmakers expect to score nearly $3 million in state funding for new athletic fields in Derby, Conn. According to state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour, state Rep. Linda Gentile, D-Ansonia, and state Sen. Joe Crisco, D-Woodbridge, the state Bond Commission is "expected to approve $2.99 million" for the Derby athletic field project when it meets on Friday. The project would feature construction of a new, multipurpose artificial turf field with an eight-lane rubberized track and new field house at the Leo F. Ryan Athletic Complex on Chatfield Street, along with relocation and construction of a baseball field.