RECENT ARTICLES
  • Grant to Fund $500K in Youth Sports Complex Upgrades

    by Katlyn Smith, Chicago Daily Herald November 2014

    Hanover Park will receive a $500,000 state grant to make improvements at a youth sports complex on Barrington Road that has earned a reputation as an eyesore, village officials announced recently.

  • Rec Dept.: No Tackle Football on Park's New Sod (Yet)

    by RICK NATHANSON JOURNAL STAFF WRITER November 2014

    The Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department finds itself in the uncomfortable position of sounding like the ill-tempered neighbor down the block who shakes his fist and yells, "Hey you kids, stay off of my lawn!"

  • Poor Wheelchair Access Cited as Key Park Shortcoming

    by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014

    This past year, Leslie Horowitz-Willis and her husband were looking forward to attending Fall Fest at Commons Park. They went, but only stayed about 30 minutes, leaving in frustration.

  • What to Consider When Adding Outdoor Fitness to a Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Working out at a health club isn't for everyone.

  • Lone Resident Turns Up for Park Meeting

    by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer October 2014

    Parks and Recreation Director Lou Recchio said he was disappointed in the low turnout, but understood given the short notice and time of day -- 2 p.m. -- the meeting was held.

  • Grassroots Efforts Help Restore Community Playground

    by Michelle Piasecki October 2014

    Not only did community members give, the county also made an offer to create an interlocal agreement that would provide $151,755 of the $350,000 needed to build the dream park.

  • New Trends and Standards in Playground Safety Surfacing

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Playground safety surfacing has come a long way since the asphalt days of the mid-twentieth century. Operators have a variety of surfacing options, from sand, wood fiber and pea gravel to more complex surfaces such as poured-in-place surfacing and even synthetic turf.

  • City Seeks $210K Grant to Build Accessible Playground

    by Lucas High October 2014

    The city of Cheyenne is seeking state money to fund the construction of a playground that would be accessible to all local children, including those with disabilities.

  • Inclusive Playground Design Leaves No Child Out

    by Anne-Marie Spencer October 2014

    Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.

    Unless you've been at a playground where a child is left sitting out because the play environment was designed with too narrow a skill set in mind, you might not understand the heartbreak that being left out can cause. Though the topic of inclusion is a popular one, situations like this are still happening — often by accident — in new play spaces all around the world.

  • Heavy Rains Force Closure of Clay-Court Tennis Center

    by Hannah Deadman Daily News Staff Writer October 2014

    The Seaview Tennis Center lost a large amount of clay court material on Tuesday, said Rod Gardiner, assistant director of the Recreation Center.