• Council to Consider $21M Baseball Complex

    by Dan McKay May 2016

    City Council President Dan Lewis has watched plenty of Albuquerque families travel to baseball tournaments in Arizona, Colorado and Texas. But a $21 million project going before city councilors this month aims to reverse that practice. The council is discussing whether to set aside money in next year's operating budget to help build a complex of five baseball and softball fields on the West Side, near the new Albuquerque Public Schools football stadium. The goal is to draw "baseball families" to New Mexico for tournaments and offer a competitive place to play for local teams.

  • Board Considers Sports Fields Improvements

    by Cindy Hummel May 2016

    The Lampeter-Strasburg school board will vote this month on improvements to two sports fields. Options, with alternates, range in price from $871,000 to $4.3 million.

  • Outdoor Play Offers Kids Benefits Beyond Exercise

    by Diane Braun May 2016

    Spring and summer brings blue skies, warm breezes and the sound of children playing outdoors. Most parents have no problem sending their children outside to play. Why? Because we all know there are quite a few real benefits to playing outdoors. Children who play outside learn how to solve real-life problems better than children who are always in their rooms playing video games in seclusion. Examples of problem solving include learning to get along with friends or trying to figure out the best way to build a fort.

  • City Seeks Input for Park Improvements

    by Becky Pallack May 2016

    Look past the patches of brown grass and the peeling paint and imagine a beautiful and fun Kennedy Park. The city of Tucson wants help compiling a wish list for the park

  • Park Plans Include Little League Field, Volleyball Pits

    by Kip Hill April 2016

    The parkland surrounding Spokane County's two public aquatic centers won't be barren for long. Construction of new ball fields and volleyball pits is scheduled to begin this summer at Prairie View Park on the South Hill, and Spokane County parks planners received the go-ahead from county commissioners this week to pursue additional state grants to fill out offerings at Bidwell Park in Colbert. The work at Prairie View Park could give South Spokane Little League a home field, something the group has been working nearly a decade to secure.

  • Comedian Donates $10K to All-Ability Playground

    by Ben Lockhart April 2016

    Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday.

  • University Won't Contribute to Rented Field Renovation

    by Daniel Desrochers April 2016

    The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission has been trying to raise money to replace the turf on Schoenbaum Field in Coonskin Park, but they know they won't be getting it from one source - the University of Charleston. The University of Charleston Board of Trustees voted not to contribute any money to Schoenbaum Field beyond the amount that they pay to rent to use the facilities. That has members of the county parks board upset.

  • Group Looks to Add Dugouts to Little League Parks

    by Jonathan Scholles April 2016

    Dalton Youth Athletic Association is looking to add dugouts to the ballparks at Village Green Park, but village officials say all structures need to be completed per county specifications.

  • New Product Roundup: Spin Bikes, Turf Systems and More

    by AB Staff April 2016

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  • New Field Expands Community Youth Sports Offerings

    by Maria Perez April 2016

    Immokalee Little League organizers had been asking for more than five years for more fields, saying kids couldn't practice enough on a real diamond and had to train on uneven grass lots where they risked tripping.