• Park Installing New Equipment, to Be Ready by July

    by Hunter Ingram June 2016

    The familiar sound of kids tumbling down slides and swinging across monkey bars will once again ring through Hugh MacRae Park next month.

  • Why Are More Communities Investing in Outdoor Fitness?

    by Emily Attwood June 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • HS AD, Coach Feud Over Use of New Turf Field

    by Jonathan Hull June 2016

    At 10:52 p.m. Monday, Ward posted about a heated exchange he had with Wichita Falls ISD Athletic Director Scot Hafley in regard to use of the new turf practice field being installed at Rider High School.

  • Old Soccer Field Transformed into Outdoor Training Site

    by Bangor Daily News June 2016

    The green space advisory committee for the City of Edmundston came up with the idea of creating an outdoor training site when they learned the soccer field at Archibald Fraser Park was closing due to the state of its surface.

  • County to Hold Meetings on New Parks Master Plan

    by Markus Schmidt June 2016

    Responding to its vastly growing population and changing demographics, the time has come for Chesterfield County to reassess its plan for one of its most valuable assets: its park system.

  • Fitness Park Construction Nears Completion

    by Stacy Parker June 2016

    Construction of Hillier Ignite Fitness Park on the beach at 36th Street is nearly finished. Luke Hillier, who is donating the park to the city, had hoped it would open at the beginning of June. But the foundations for the equipment needed to be buried deeper than planned, and flooding in Texas delayed one of the trucks hauling the fitness equipment from California.

  • Ballfield to Renovate, Host Youth Baseball and Softball

    by Lauren Rohr June 2016

    Renovations include replacing grass with artificial turf, repairing and expanding the bleachers, upgrading and adding batting cages, and improving the dugouts.

  • Federal Program to Help Get Richmond Kids Outdoors

    by Justin Mattingly June 2016

    Richmond is one of 50 cities chosen by the Department of the Interior to participate in the nationwide movement, which is part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move! Outside" initiative.

  • Playground Fire Causes $150K in Damage

    by Debbie Truong June 2016

    Matting from the playground is believed to have been used to start the fire that then spread to the surrounding equipment, said Thomas E. Kranz, assistant superintendent of support service at Richmond Public Schools.

  • NYC Trims Parks Fees for Vets, People with Disabilities

    by Yeho Hwang June 2016

    The city has reduced the annual membership rate for veterans and people with disabilities to $25 for access to 36 NYC Parks recreation centers.