• 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.

  • N.J. Schools File Fraud Suit Against Top Turf Company

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    A class-action lawsuit filed by the Newark, N.J., school system alleges that the country’s leading manufacturer of synthetic turf fields defrauded it and hundreds of other schools and municipalities across the state.

  • Football Fields Take a Beating During HS Playoffs

    by Joe Sirera December 2016

    The high school football playoffs are a five-week grind for teams that make it to the championship games. A long postseason can be hard on a team's field, too.

  • Blog: Approvals, Design and Construction of a Rec Field Project

    by John Horn December 2016

    You’ve got approval to do a major field project, now what?

    The joy of receiving approval to do a major project on our campus quickly turned to tribulation when we learned of the necessary procedural steps to deliver this project to students. As much as we wanted to complete design and stick shovels in the ground, getting to that point involves an enormous commitment of time, people and approvals. In previous blog entries, we focused on goals within the project, but this entry will focus on process and steps taken before finally breaking ground, as well as updating you on our current progress towards substantial completion.

  • Lawmakers React to Investigation into Turf Company

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    An in-depth investigation conducted by New Jersey Advance Media has put FieldTurf, the nation’s leading supplier of synthetic turf, into the hot spot and sparked calls for legal action and further investigation from New Jersey lawmakers. The investigation alleges the company knowingly sold defective turf and attempted to cover up issues related to field failures.

  • Park Improvements Top San Angelo's To-Do List

    by Rashda Khan December 2016

    In the 2004 referendum, voters reauthorized the 4B half-cent sales tax in order to fund a new list of community improvement project, including allocation of $1,500,000 for "Park Improvements."