• Trash Can Removal Trend Keeping Parks Cleaner

    by Amy Calder, Morning Sentinel July 2015

    Steve Buzzell and Sam Green won't soon forget the morning they went to the North Street Playground to find the aftermath of a birthday party gone wild. Trash was scattered everywhere.

  • With Lawsuit Denied, Synthetic Turf Project Pushes On

    by Katlyn Smith, Chicago Daily Herald July 2015

    Glen Ellyn Park District will pursue plans to install artificial turf on a Newton Park field after a DuPage County judge denied a bid from neighbors to suspend construction.

  • City Breaks Ground on Park-Based 'Adult Fitness Zone'

    by Jared Boyd, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) July 2015

    City of Memphis officials broke ground on an “Adult Fitness Zone” Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony in Audubon Park. The Fitness Zone is the result of a yearlong partnership between the city, Common Table Health Alliance and Procter & Gamble.

  • AB Survey: Public Recreation Security

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Athletic Business hopes to compile data regarding security practices in the public recreation industry and share the results in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business magazine.

  • Security Plan Set for Rough Area Around Ballpark

    by Jenny Espino, Record Searchlight June 2015

    Starting next month South City Park will get nightly security patrols in an attempt to turn around the green area's rough reputation.

  • Residents Gather to Defend Youth Baseball League

    by Anne Kallas, Ventura County Star June 2015

    About 150 adults and children — many in baseball uniforms — showed up at an Oxnard parks commission meeting to defend the NorthSide Youth Baseball League’s right to use the playing fields at Curren School on F Street, next to Eastwood Park.

  • Sports Complex Site Selection Challenged, Explained

    by Leann Eckroth, The Bismarck Tribune June 2015

    Some Mandan city commissioners and residents expressed surprise at the park board's quick offer to buy land near the Tesoro Refinery for a future sports complex.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • Youth Soccer Tournament Brings 20,000 People, $15M

    by David Gutman, Charleston Gazette June 2015

    In the next few days, somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 people will flood into Charleston, Huntington and the areas in between from all over the northeastern United States.

  • Residents Shocked to Learn 'Park' is Private Property

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) June 2015

    For 21 years, Joanne and John K'Miller have enjoyed walking their dog to their neighborhood park in Briargate and strolling around its pretty pond.