• Prep Softball Player Raises $5K, Funds Dugout Upgrades

    by Brent W New September 2014

    Makayla Jewell, a junior in her second year on the Wolves' varsity, raised more than $5,000 and designed and led the building of new dugouts at Vista Ridge High School as part of community project that will land her the most prestigious national award you can receive in the Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award.

  • Thirteen-Acre Sports Park Opens 20 Years After Promised

    by Imran Ghori September 2014

    It's taken more than two decades but the long-promised Lasselle Sports Park in Moreno Valley is finally complete. The nearly 13-acre park on Lasselle Street, just south of Krameria Avenue, is the first new city park built in five years and the first city-run park with football fields.

  • Park Plans Include Playground, Sports Fields, Rec Center

    by Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star September 2014

    The Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board approved a consultant's recommendations for park facility concepts at a meeting Tuesday.

  • Rec Project On Despite Human Remains, Power Lines

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Potentially dangerous power lines run overhead. What might be an ancient Indian burial ground lies below. In between will be Alabama's newest recreation complex.

  • Smoking Ban Takes Effect in Chicago's 580 Parks

    by TINA SFONDELES. Staff Reporter September 2014

    The ban includes all public parks, including large parks that host festivals like Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork festival, though ticketing is unlikely to happen at those large festivals.

  • School Board Mulls Fix for Stadium Sink Hole Problem

    by Donna Walker Correspondent September 2014

    There is no certainty when it comes to sinkholes, so the Conestoga Valley school board will wait until October to decide whether to fill areas at the athletic field where sinkholes have been found.

  • T-Ball to Skating: Voter-Backed $1.9M Park Reno Begins

    by TODD NELSON, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014

    Construction is to begin soon on $1.9 million in improvements to Coon Rapids' busy Riverview Park, the first of 10 major parks to see renovations under a $17.4 million bond request approved by city voters last year.

  • Facelift for 40-Year-Old Park to Include Boathouse

    by Keith Morelli September 2014

    Susan Lane stopped by to see firsthand the renovations planned for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, tucked on the west bank of the Hillsborough River between Tampa Preparatory School and the Laurel Street Bridge. She wasn't invited by city officials. But had they known she'd be there, they'd have pulled her up on the podium during a Tuesday morning ceremony unveiling plans for the park. Her father, Julian B. Lane, was Tampa's mayor from 1959 to 1963, an instrumental figure in the fight against racial segregation and later a state lawmaker. Susan Lane had never before strolled the park named for him.

  • Community Seeks Ideas for New Skate Park

    by Michael J. Williams September 2014

    For months, a sign at Serenity Park in southwestern Lake Elsinore has touted the future installation of a "Skate Zone." Now, city officials are poised to act on that promise.

  • One on One with the 'Guru of Glue' Norris Legue (Sponsored)

    by Super User September 2014

    The synthetic turf industry has grown from a small business about 50 years ago to one with rapid growth. It's because natural grass has certain limitations that synthetic turf does not.