• Minneapolis Park Seeks Space for All Users

    by STEVE BRANDT; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    With golfers, cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, tubers and snowboarders all jostling for space at Wirth Park, Minneapolis park officials will share two alternatives for better separating competing uses.

  • Medical Group Backs Effort to Build Park Fitness Stations


    Ann Briscoe gets excited to see people exercise. As the director of rehab services for Aurora St. Luke's South Shore and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, she sees firsthand how exercise can help people stay healthy later in life.

  • Lighting Request Another Sign of Pickleball's Popularity

    by John Reynolds, Staff Writer January 2015

    An effort is under way to add lights to the pickleball courts at Iles Park to accommodate the growing interest in the sport.

  • Sports Complex to Complete Amenities at Park

    by Submitted Caffrey & Associates January 2015

    Developer Kitson & Partners has begun construction of a three-acre Sports Complex and a south entry gate at Talis Park in North Naples.

  • How to Make Bleacher Seating More ADA Accessible

    by Paul Steinbach January 2015

    Kay Park Recreation Corp. got a call in July from Hampton-Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa. The wood bleachers on the home side of the school's football field, in place since the school opened in the late 1960s, were in need of renovation. More important, perhaps, complaints had come from wheelchair users unable to fully enjoy the game experience from their designated area on the running track surrounding the field.

  • City to Test Residents Near Tainted Park Used for Soccer

    by Mark Ferenchik, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2015

    Columbus Public Health plans to test residents near Saunders Park to determine whether they have high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury or other contaminants that have been found in soil at the park.

  • Changing Perceptions of Urban Parks and Play

    by Robby Layton and Teresa Penbrooke January 2015

    Play affects people’s lives in many ways, benefitting physical, mental and social wellbeing. The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights considers play so important that it has officially recognized it as a fundamental right of every child.

  • Playground Startup's Device Measures Fall Impact

    by Steve Sadin January 2015

    The sphere-shaped, four-inch product is equipped with sensors and can be dropped from the height of a swing or jungle gym, enabling park and school district personnel to test whether their equipment meets safety standards.

  • Without Fields Deal, Youth Soccer for 3,000 in Jeopardy

    by Suzanne Hurt, staff writer, The Orange County Register December 2014

    Soccer officials fear that up to 3,000 youths may be without a place to play in three years as the city wrestles with whether to develop their home fields.

  • City's Public Golf Courses Draw Private Interest

    by Jay Rey, News Staff Reporter December 2014

    As many as a dozen companies have expressed interest in managing and operating the three municipal golf courses in Amherst. The town met with potential contractors last week to show off the facilities and answer questions before the Jan. 16 deadline for proposals.