• New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • Razor Blades Embedded in Slides at Two Texas Parks

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    A city maintenance crew in Huntsville, Texas, made a troubling discovery that underlines the need for regular and vigilant safety inspections of municipal playgrounds.

  • Parents Seek to Build All-Access Playground

    by Rachel Hicks July 2017

    Eight years ago, mobility aids — much less mobility issues — were foreign concepts to...

  • Top 10 Cities for Recreation in 2017

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Top 10 Cities for Recreation

    Source: WalletHub

  • Stunning UNC Greensboro Plaza Serves as Bioswale

    by Paul Steinbach July 2017

    The entry plaza to the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is not only beautiful but hard-working.

  • Neighbors Allowed to Sue Over Brown University Facility

    by Tom Egan July 2017

    Plaintiffs living adjacent to the Brown University campus did not lack standing to challenge construction of an athletic facility on land owned by the school, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

  • Plan to Create 50-Acre Park with Sports Fields Advances

    by Sarah Peters July 2017

    New athletic fields, a playground and hiking trails could open in Palm Beach Gardens by next year

  • Coach Launches Team to Take Soccer Back Outdoors

    by Alec Lewis July 2017

    Hours before an early-season soccer match at Hart Park, Andreas Davi arrived kick it with the best...

  • Court: Religious School Eligible for Public Playground Funding

    by Sam Hananel and Mark Sherman June 2017

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs. But the justices stopped short of saying whether the ruling applies to school voucher programs that use public funds to pay for private, religious schooling. By a 7-2 vote, the justices sided with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a state grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.

  • Vail Recreation District Mulls New Property Tax

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Still feeling the repercussions of the 2008 recession, and now in the midst of a state-wide housing market boom, the Vail Recreation District finds itself scraping for funds at a time when its facilities are in need of significant improvements.