• High School's Synthetic Softball Field Gets High Marks

    by Steven L. Tietz May 2015

    They've been holding the Whitefish Bay girls softball tournament for a few years now, but Blue Duke coach Jessica Middendorf was really anxious to play this year's event, held partly on the Blue Dukes' shiny new artificial turf field on May 16. She can safely say that the field did not let down.

  • County Shifts Park Renovation Priorities Based on Needs

    by Adam Wagner; May 2015

    Brunswick County's Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to prioritize proposed renovations at Ocean Isle Beach Park over those at Shallotte Park.

  • Storms Create $3M in Damage to Colorado Springs Parks

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    Storms that battered Colorado Springs this month delivered the city's parks department its heftiest repair bill in memory, topping the ruinous floods of September 2013.

  • 'Green' Space: Chicago Park Dist. Ending Pesticide Use

    by Sun-Times Editorial Board May 2015

    Those pesky yellow dandelions popping up in city parks do not signal that groundskeepers are slacking off. They reflect an effort by the Chicago Park District to save money and go "green" by ending the use of pesticides.

  • Proposed Disc Golf Course Ruffles Feathers of Birders

    by Nathaniel Axtell, Times-News of Hendersonville May 2015

    The Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with volunteers from the WNC Disc Golf Association to build an 18- to 27-hole disc golf course in the 220-acre municipal park. It could open as early as late summer, Parks and Recreation Director Tim Hopkin said.

  • The AB Extra: May 15

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This week's AB Extra features new plans for an abandoned outdoor stadium in Miami, the reopening of the 'world's most dangerous theme park', and a classy move by the Baltimore Orioles regarding the cancelled and rescheduled games due to protests in the city. Happy Friday!

  • Locals Excited About Proposed Park Near MLB Facility

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post May 2015

    The multimillion-dollar park in West Plam Beach will include an open lawn with exercise stations, four lighted basketball courts, two soccer fields, a boundless playground with a splash pad, restrooms and waterfront benches overlooking an 11-acre lake on the east side of the park.

  • City Parks Outfitted with QR Codes Offering Fitness Tips

    by Special to The Weekly May 2015

    The Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department recently installed the first QR Fit Trail in the state at H.W. Cox Jr. Park. QR Fit Trails provide training videos to users by scanning a QR Code with a smartphone.

  • New Projects: Wehrle Innovation Center | Maryland Heights Community Center

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Charleston breaks ground this month on its Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center (above), named to reflect a $5 million contribution from the namesakes' memorial foundation. Designed by Associated Architects of Charleston, W.V., the $15.5 million project is the final piece of a $100 million campus renovation project undertaken over the past decade. Phase one will replace the existing Eddie King Gym with a new arena featuring stadium-style seating, new concessions and a walking track. Phase two will renovate the aquatic and auxiliary gymnasium areas, add racquetball courts and a climbing wall, and link the new addition to the existing fitness center. The center will also house programming space for developing innovative projects and promoting entrepreneurship.

  • New Baseball Complex Comes Up Short for Teens

    by John Martin May 2015

    Some youth baseball tournament games scheduled for the new complex at North Green River and Heckel roads have had to be moved because its fields were not built for players 13 and older.