• State Grant of $1M to Speed Development of City Park

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett Special to The Star June 2014

    A community effort to create a public park in Ventura’s Westside neighborhood has moved one big step closer to reality with help from a $1 million state grant.

  • Teens' 'Undark the Park' Campaign Nets $365K in Lighting

    by David O'Reilly; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    The nights will last longer this summer in a corner of Camden's Cramer Hill section, and will linger, too, when fall comes, and even into the cold of winter.

  • Virginia State Parks Audit Yields 93 Recommendations

    by Super User June 2014

    The sheer number of problems uncovered by an audit at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation speaks to an alarming failure in the agency's culture and processes.

  • Naming Rights Deal Would Give School Synthetic Turf

    by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014

    Spending $370,000 to install artificial turf by the fall at Jupiter High School's athletic field is up for final approval at tonight's council meeting. "New turf will turn a complete embarrassment of a field into a facility that the community can be proud of," said Councilman Todd Wodraska, a 1989 graduate of Jupiter High who played football on the field.

  • Official Favors Diverting Road Funds Toward Soccer Fields

    by Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star June 2014

    County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry wants to take money allocated for road repair in next fiscal year's budget and use it to make a down payment on 167 acres of land near the Kino Sports Complex.

  • Screws Found in Park Slides Put Kids in Danger

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    A routine trip to the park turned into a potentially dangerous situation for kids in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn on Wednesday.

  • Progress Slows on Proposed Sprawling Sports Complex

    by Katlyn Smith June 2014

    You live in Hanover Park, but you identify more closely with the bedroom community's neighbors. That's the dynamic that's troubling village officials in their new strategic plan, a blueprint for the next three years.

  • City Votes to Buy 30 Acres for Rec and Athletic Complex

    by Tim Eberly June 2014

    The City Council voted Tuesday to buy a 30-acre site on Portsmouth Boulevard for a multipurpose recreation and athletic complex.

  • School District to Resurface Pair of 'Unsafe' Tracks

    by Joseph Popiolkowski; News Staff Reporter June 2014

    The running track surfaces at Adams and Crosby fields in the Town of Tonawanda - deemed nearly "unsafe" by Ken-Ton School District officials - will be repaired and resurfaced this summer.

  • Question of Enforcement Stalls Minneapolis Parks Smoking Ban


    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was looking to follow a national trend when Commissioners John Erwin and Jon Olson proposed a ban on smoking, including electronic cigarettes, in all city parks by the end of the summer.