• Major Gifts to Fund School's $4M Field Upgrade

    by The Buffalo News (New York) January 2015

    St. Francis High School in Athol Springs has gained a reputation over the years for fielding competitive football teams. Unfortunately, the school's football field - on Camp Road, across the street from the main campus - hasn't measured up.

  • Facility Arms Race Reaches the High School Level

    by JR Radcliffe, Brookfield Elm Grove Now January 2015

    Walk just west of Stadium Drive near the main entrance of Oconomowoc High School and peer down into what used to be known as the "shoe factory" property, to the base of the valley where a new softball field awaits. It's a beautiful setting - too beautiful to merely serve as home to freshman and JV games, as was initially intended within the Athletic Fields Forever project that renovated so many of the school's outdoor facilities.

  • Coming Soon: The World's Only Self-Contained Endurance Sports Venue

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    North Carolina will soon be home to one of the most unique sports venues in the world. TriHabitat, designed specifically for triathlons and other endurance events, aims to "not only revolutionize the way the world's greatest athletes train and perform, but the way the public participates in and embraces the sport."

  • Minneapolis Park Seeks Space for All Users

    by STEVE BRANDT; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    With golfers, cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, tubers and snowboarders all jostling for space at Wirth Park, Minneapolis park officials will share two alternatives for better separating competing uses.

  • Medical Group Backs Effort to Build Park Fitness Stations


    Ann Briscoe gets excited to see people exercise. As the director of rehab services for Aurora St. Luke's South Shore and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, she sees firsthand how exercise can help people stay healthy later in life.

  • Lighting Request Another Sign of Pickleball's Popularity

    by John Reynolds, Staff Writer January 2015

    An effort is under way to add lights to the pickleball courts at Iles Park to accommodate the growing interest in the sport.

  • Sports Complex to Complete Amenities at Park

    by Submitted Caffrey & Associates January 2015

    Developer Kitson & Partners has begun construction of a three-acre Sports Complex and a south entry gate at Talis Park in North Naples.

  • How to Make Bleacher Seating More ADA Accessible

    by Paul Steinbach January 2015

    Kay Park Recreation Corp. got a call in July from Hampton-Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa. The wood bleachers on the home side of the school's football field, in place since the school opened in the late 1960s, were in need of renovation. More important, perhaps, complaints had come from wheelchair users unable to fully enjoy the game experience from their designated area on the running track surrounding the field.

  • City to Test Residents Near Tainted Park Used for Soccer

    by Mark Ferenchik, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2015

    Columbus Public Health plans to test residents near Saunders Park to determine whether they have high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury or other contaminants that have been found in soil at the park.

  • Changing Perceptions of Urban Parks and Play

    by Robby Layton and Teresa Penbrooke January 2015

    Play affects people’s lives in many ways, benefitting physical, mental and social wellbeing. The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights considers play so important that it has officially recognized it as a fundamental right of every child.