• Washington DOH Finds No Link Between Turf and Cancer

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    The Washington State Department of Health has released the results of an investigation wherein it examined the relationship between playing soccer on synthetic turf and the early development of cancer. The DOH partnered with researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health to investigate a list, compiled by the UW women’s assistant head soccer coach, of 53 Washington residents who both played soccer and developed cancer between the mid- ‘90s and the year 2016.

  • District to Use Crumb Rubber for Athletic Fields

    by Joseph Popiolkowski January 2017

  • CEO Defends FieldTurf Amid Reports of Product Failures

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    FieldTurf CEO Eric Daliere responded to recent negative coverage his company has received in an op-ed published by the New Jersey Star-Ledger last month.

  • Turf Industry Asks EPA for Final Decision

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In response to a status report released on Dec. 30 by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding progress made on the Federal Research Action Plan on artificial turf, the Safe Fields Alliance (SFA) and the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) made a joint statement on Tuesday urging the EPA to present their full findings as soon as possible.

  • Outdoor NHL Games Special for Fans, Players

    by Kevin Allen January 2017

    Outdoor hockey has been a staple of the NHL's regular-season schedule since the first Winter Classic was held between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1, 2008.

  • State Grant to Improve Ohio Trails, Build Park

    by Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch December 2016

    A state grant in will buy the city of Columbus a new bridge over the Olentangy River to connect the Arena District to the busy Olentangy Trail, a trail connecting a Northeast Side neighborhood to a library and the Alum Creek Trail, and a new park in the Southgate neighborhood along South High Street.

  • State Grants Pave Way for Park Upgrades

    by Matthew Santoni December 2016

    A series of state grants will allow Hempfield to upgrade the township's main park, including the addition of a sixth pavilion to meet demand for parties and picnics.

  • New High School Track Deemed Unsalvageable

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    The track at Plainville (Conn.) High School will need to be replaced after less than a year of use. The track, which was installed in early spring, has been deemed unsalvageable after a bubbling problem in the track’s synthetic turf material.

  • Park District Board OKs $250K for Park Lights

    by Katlyn Smith December 2016

    Glen Ellyn Park District board OKs funding for lights at Newton Park Glen Ellyn Park District commissioners approved a $250,000 budget Tuesday to install lights at Newton Park over the objections of neighbors.

  • Riverfront Ice Rink Counted On to 'Activate the Parks'

    by Kayleigh Skinner December 2016

    Memphis's first riverfront skating rink is a seasonal project and part of Reimagining the Civic Commons, a public-private partnership aimed at revitalizing parks, plazas, trails and libraries.