RECENT ARTICLES
  • Park Plans Include Little League Field, Volleyball Pits

    by Kip Hill April 2016

    The parkland surrounding Spokane County's two public aquatic centers won't be barren for long. Construction of new ball fields and volleyball pits is scheduled to begin this summer at Prairie View Park on the South Hill, and Spokane County parks planners received the go-ahead from county commissioners this week to pursue additional state grants to fill out offerings at Bidwell Park in Colbert. The work at Prairie View Park could give South Spokane Little League a home field, something the group has been working nearly a decade to secure.

  • Comedian Donates $10K to All-Ability Playground

    by Ben Lockhart April 2016

    Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday.

  • University Won't Contribute to Rented Field Renovation

    by Daniel Desrochers April 2016

    The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission has been trying to raise money to replace the turf on Schoenbaum Field in Coonskin Park, but they know they won't be getting it from one source - the University of Charleston. The University of Charleston Board of Trustees voted not to contribute any money to Schoenbaum Field beyond the amount that they pay to rent to use the facilities. That has members of the county parks board upset.

  • Group Looks to Add Dugouts to Little League Parks

    by Jonathan Scholles April 2016

    Dalton Youth Athletic Association is looking to add dugouts to the ballparks at Village Green Park, but village officials say all structures need to be completed per county specifications.

  • New Product Roundup: Spin Bikes, Turf Systems and More

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New Field Expands Community Youth Sports Offerings

    by Maria Perez April 2016

    Immokalee Little League organizers had been asking for more than five years for more fields, saying kids couldn't practice enough on a real diamond and had to train on uneven grass lots where they risked tripping.

  • Crumb Rubber Debate Highlight of Earth Day Event

    by Kate Ramunni April 2016

    Two tables in particular that attracted a lot of attention -- one manned by the group Hamden Residents Against Crumb Rubber, and the other with folks from the newly formed Hamden Athletes and Residents Together. The former formed shortly before the Legislative Council approved the installation of a synthetic crumb rubber field at Hamden High School to protest the decision to use the material they say can cause cancer in student athletes, and the later that came together only a few weeks ago to promote the use of the materials that hasn't definitively been found to be dangerous.

  • Bill Would Ban Smoking at California State Parks

    by Laylan Connelly and Suzanne Hurt April 2016

    A bill that would end smoking in California's state parks cleared a state Senate committee, a move that brings advocates a step closer to putting out butts on Inland beaches and boating lakes, and in forests and orange groves where smoking still is allowed.

  • Baseball Executive Vern Stenman Redefining Success Through Renovation

    by AB Staff April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Vandalism Leads to Security Cameras at Park

    by Leann Eckroth April 2016

    Camera security, costing nearly $2,000, will be installed at Mandan Eagles Park and the universal playground, after vandals caused some $5,000 in damage there in March. The Mandan Park Board Monday awarded the contract to Green Light Systems.