Ex-Players, $200K Playground Part of Redskins' Outreach
by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports July 2014
Mark Moseley, a former Washington NFL placekicker, told members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in council chambers Tuesday that the club's team name is meant as a sign of respect for Native Americans.
Council Will Put 19 Park Closures on November Ballot
by Kirsten Crow firstname.lastname@example.org July 2014
The City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to put 19 parks on the November ballot, which would leave the choice with voters on whether to decommission the recreational areas. But even if voters give city officials the authority to close and auction the parcels of land, that doesn’t mean the parks would immediately be sold, officials said.
Anderson U. to Build Athletic Facilities on Old Fairgrounds
by Mike Ellis July 2014
The university plans to have several tennis courts, a softball field and a pool ready around the spring and workers will begin grading much of the 44-acre site soon. The athletic fields will be for university uses, not the public.
Tennis Court Surfaces Continue to Evolve
by Mary Helen Sprecher July 2014
No question, the sport of tennis has evolved. Players — like the colors they wear — are louder, bolder and more attention-grabbing than their predecessors. And the courts they play on have dragged the sport (some laughingly say kicking and screaming) into the 21st century. Courts have evolved since the days of green grass facilities and white chalk lines. Not that those don't still exist, but they're the exception, rather than the rule — particularly when it comes to recreational installations.
Synthetic Turf Gaining Traction Among County's Schools
by Denise Jewell Gee; News Staff Reporter July 2014
A new wave of school districts, having seen their teams play at rival fields that don't turn into muddy pits, are exploring new athletic projects that would include synthetic turf. Sweet Home has a plan to build an artificial turf sports complex behind its high school. Niagara Falls is laying down 11 acres of turf on ten fields throughout the district. And Clarence, Kenmore-Tonawanda and Williamsville are exploring the possibility of asking residents to vote on athletic projects within the next year that would include artificial turf.
'Flagship' 31.5-Acre Sports Park Addresses Space Needs
by KELLY ZHOU, STAFF WRITER July 2014
After a decade of planning, the city's "flagship" active park, to be built in 2016, will include four soccer fields, three ballfields, four tennis fields, two basketball courts and eight pickleball courts at the Tustin Legacy.
Lottery Proceeds to Help Fund Park Synthetic Turf Install
by Debbie Kelley email@example.com - July 2014
A parent-driven charge to reduce the amount of scrapes and bruises their kids were coming home with is trumpeting victory. By the time school starts in August, a large dirt and rock lot that abuts Gateway Elementary School's playground in Woodland Park School District RE-2 will be a multi-purpose, artificial turf field for school and community use. The Gateway playground, as well as a community playground on school grounds, will be upgraded, all with the help of gambling money.
City Okays Turning Park into Sand Volleyball Destination
by Daniel Moore July 2014
Sand volleyball plans in Browns Park OKd New sand volleyball courts expected to draw tourneys By Daniel Moore firstname.lastname@example.org,(509) 459-5406 City leaders have given a green light to a plan that could make Spokane Valley a regional destination for sand volleyball players in the coming years. The Spokane Valley City Council approved on Tuesday the Browns Park Master Plan that seeks to install 16 tournament-quality sand courts in the 8.2-acre park on the corner of South Pines Road and East 32nd Avenue. The plan would also renovate the existing neighborhood park facilities and add new play equipment, picnic shelters and a splash pad.
Tree Felled by Tornado to Become Park Play Structure
by KATIE DEAN , The Capital Times email@example.com July 2014
Part of the Orton Park tree that was damaged in a recent tornado on Madison's east side will be saved for kids to play on, but the final design will not be as elaborate as neighbors had hoped.
Opinion: City Erred in Not Warning Public of Park Toxins
by The Columbus Dispatch July 2014
Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman's order to conduct health surveys of residents near a city park tainted with toxins is a step toward restoring trust and assuaging fear, especially since neighbors now know the city was aware of the problem for far longer than it had acknowledged.