RECENT ARTICLES
  • The AB Extra: July 10

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    This week's AB Extra features the world's first sliding field at a new stadium in London, a high school that's getting creative in solving a rodent problem and a Texas-shaped pool that's fighting to become a historical landmark.

  • City's Police Dept. Says It Can No Longer Patrol Parks

    by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015

    Riviera Beach says it can't afford to keep patrolling Palm Beach County parks in its city on its dime and will stop doing so Aug. 1. It's an announcement county officials said has both blindsided and flummoxed them.

  • Locals Remove Construction Debris Dumped on Diamond

    by Karen Zamora, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015

    Volunteers stepped up recently for the Brooklyn Center Little League, removing broken concrete and construction waste that had been dumped by unknown parties at the organization's baseball complex.

  • Firm Hired to Develop 'Destination Park' Master Plan

    by Carmen Forman, The Roanoke Times (Virginia) July 2015

    Roanoke County has hired a Philadelphia firm to develop a master plan that could pave the way for more than $20 million in private investment in Explore Park.

  • Two Explosive Devices Found at Florida Park

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Six teens were arrested after an explosive device went off in a Florida park and a second was found device was found in the park.

  • Park's $4M Illuminated Multipurpose Fields Take Shape

    by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015

    The grass is planted, the walking trails are almost done and the lights are installed for night play for the planned September opening of Abacoa Community Park.

  • Trash Can Removal Trend Keeping Parks Cleaner

    by Amy Calder, Morning Sentinel July 2015

    Steve Buzzell and Sam Green won't soon forget the morning they went to the North Street Playground to find the aftermath of a birthday party gone wild. Trash was scattered everywhere.

  • With Lawsuit Denied, Synthetic Turf Project Pushes On

    by Katlyn Smith, Chicago Daily Herald July 2015

    Glen Ellyn Park District will pursue plans to install artificial turf on a Newton Park field after a DuPage County judge denied a bid from neighbors to suspend construction.

  • City Breaks Ground on Park-Based 'Adult Fitness Zone'

    by Jared Boyd, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) July 2015

    City of Memphis officials broke ground on an “Adult Fitness Zone” Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony in Audubon Park. The Fitness Zone is the result of a yearlong partnership between the city, Common Table Health Alliance and Procter & Gamble.

  • AB Survey: Public Recreation Security

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Athletic Business hopes to compile data regarding security practices in the public recreation industry and share the results in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business magazine.