• Columbus Approves $350K Park Upgrade and Repair Project

    by Lucas Sullivan October 2015

    Ten city parks will get significant upgrades and repairs in a $350,000 project approved by the Columbus City Council on Monday night.

  • County Voters Mull $191.5 Million in Park Upgrades

    by Patrick McNamara, Arizona Daily Star October 2015

    For many, their closest connection to local governments comes through the parks systems. Regional parks are where families come for sporting events, picnics and community events. Many others use park amenities individually, from swimming pools to golf courses, or the region's extensive trails and bicycle path systems. "I think parks meet a huge need in an urban community," said Dane Woll, president and CEO of the YMCA of Southern Arizona.

  • Landowners, Advocates Talk Proposed Trail Closure

    by Spokane Spokesman-Review October 2015

    Landowners, trail advocates and elected officials packed the Tekoa City Hall on Wednesday morning to debate the recently proposed closure of part of the cross-state John Wayne Trail.

  • City of Columbus Completes 22-Mile Bike Trail

    by Mark Ferenchik October 2015

    The last link of the Alum Creek Greenways Trail opened on Thursday, completing a 22-mile trail connecting Westerville and Easton to Three Creeks Park near Groveport. 16 years in the making and cost the city of Columbus $20 million. Of that, $7 million came from grants, most of them federal. The last section of the trail, with a bridge over Alum Creek, cost $4.8 million.

  • Nebraska Adventure Center Supports Exterior Climbing Wall

    by Paul Steinbach October 2015

    "Everybody keeps pushing the edges on these buildings," says Al Oberlander, principal and COO at Des Moines, Iowa-based RDG Planning & Design.

  • Sports Complex Gets $300K Addition for Maintenance Shop

    by Leann Eckroth Bismarck Tribune October 2015

    A maintenance shop will be added to the north side of a $22 million sports complex and baseball field project near the Tesoro Plant north of Interstate 94, according to the Mandan Park Board.

  • Lawsuit to Be Filed Over Gun Ban in Tennessee Parks

    by Hugh G. Willett September 2015

    Gun advocates are preparing to bring a lawsuit against the city of Knoxville for what they say was a violation of the state guns in parks law during the Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park earlier this month. The Tennessee Firearms Association strongly opposed the decision by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero to ban guns at Chilhowee Park during the fair despite a state law signed by Gov. Bill Haslam in April that allows handgun-carry permit-holders to carry guns in local parks.

  • Students' Skin Rashes Close Newly Fertilized Fields

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) September 2015

    Athletic fields at Oak Hill Middle School were closed Thursday after some students developed rashes, Superintendent James Hodgkin said.

  • New Private School Could Have 4-Acre Sports Complex

    by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Staff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 2015

    The developer of a planned $40 million-plus private school on Milwaukee's south side said he believes he has the Common Council votes needed to construct a 4-acre athletic complex envisioned as part of the project.

  • Developers Ponder Best Way to Orient Sports Complex

    by Mandan Park District Kelly Churchill September 2015

    The Mandan Sports Complex goals are to maximize the available site, take advantage of existing conditions, be highly visible from the Interstate 94 corridor, and be a continuation of the existing trail system.