• Philly Playground Restoration Rises from Arson's Ashes

    by Dan Geringer November 2014

    LAST WINTER, an arsonist set fire to Pleasant Hill Park's new playground, burning swings - including one for children with physical disabilities - and blackening the swings' support structure, a climbing tower and much of the playground's safety surface. "To be honest with you, I'm disgusted," City Councilman Bobby Henon, whose 6th District contributed $580,000 to the 35-acre Torresdale park's $2.9 million makeover, said at the time.

  • Anti-Obesity Group to Construct 'Outdoor Classroom'

    by Lydia Nuzum, Staff writer November 2014

    A lack of outdoor experiential learning opportunities inspired KEYS 4 Healthy Kids - an outdoor classroom in the middle of downtown Charleston.

  • Even Turf on Park's Sledding Hill Needs Time to Recover

    by Earl Rinehart, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH November 2014

    Why is the only official sledding hill in a small suburb closed on the first day of enough snow that sticks?

  • Accessibility Work to Open Park Trail to Wheelchair Users

    by Scott Maben November 2014

    One of the busier urban hikes in the Inland Northwest will become accessible to wheelchair users next year.

  • Community to Replace Indoor Ice Pavilion with Outdoor Rink

    by Nina Culver,(509) 927-2158 November 2014

    Many skaters gliding on the ice last weekend say they won't miss the rink under the U.S. Pavilion - as long as city leaders follow through on plans to build a new outdoor rink along Spokane Falls Boulevard.

  • Community Debates Future of Wooden Playground

    by Barbara O'Brien News Staff Reporter November 2014

    The playground at Hamburg is one of the few remaining wooden playgrounds in the region.

  • Storm Threat Has Minn. ADs Prepping for Playoff Changes

    by PAUL KLAUDA; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) November 2014

    "A good possibility'' exists that some of the 14 games set for Thursday through Saturday will be moved to different dates or sites, a top Minnesota State High School League official said Monday.

  • Two-Hundred-Step Incline Highlight of New City Park

    by Lance Benzel November 2014

    Known as the Challenge Staircase and conceived as a kind of an Incline Jr. for Douglas County's outdoors set, it's among the jaw-dropping amenities at the newly opened Philip S. Miller Park.

  • Maine ADs Scramble for Soccer Fields After Snow Storm

    by Larry Mahoney BDN Staff November 2014

    Grass fields at the homes of the higher seeds were not playable at six of the eight sites so athletic directors sought artificial turf fields near their schools for games originally scheduled for Wednesday.

  • Turf Type Has Impact on Maryland Field Hockey

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    High school field hockey participants in Maryland have found themselves on unstable ground.