New Orleans Suburb Considers Privatizing City Parks
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
A suburb of New Orleans is responding to a drop in participation in its youth sports leagues by privatizing municipal parks, as well as removing restrictions about what teams a child may join based on where they live.
The AB Extra: April 10
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
This week's AB Extra includes updates on two prominent professional stadiums, a warning for anyone thinking of attending The Masters and a new potential programming idea for your facility. But we begin with a new youth football league aimed at fixing the "broken" culture in sports. New to The Extra? Here's last week's edition.
City Invests in Trained Dog to Combat Parks' Goose Problem
by James Chilton April 2015
After having success with Up and Away Goose Control, Flo, a border collie, has been "hired" by the city of Cheyenne to help combat the ongoing issue of Canada geese flocking to city parks.
Giant Sun Shades Part of Ongoing Park Improvements
by RORY LINNANE, email@example.com, Wauwatosa Now April 2015
At its meeting April 7, the Wauwatosa Common Council approved spending about $49,000 to purchase and install five 16-feet-wide sun shades at Hart Park.
Anonymous Donation Will Keep City Pools Filled This Summer
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern April 2015
With a severe drought hitting the southwestern United States, many towns are forced to rethink the way they use available water. Mineral Wells, Tex., was planning on keeping their public pools closed this summer in an effort to conserve water.
Lack of Fields Taking Toll on Youth Baseball Participation
by Naples Daily News April 2015
A lack of full-size baseball fields at Collier County parks means the number of kids who play baseball drops precipitously after age 12. Many never take the sport up again.
School-City Land Swap Contingent on Environmental Study
by Joseph Popiolkowski; News Staff Reporter April 2015
The swap calls for the city to receive 4.3 acres at the former stadium and the school district to receive four acres of Little League Drive land adjacent to its property.
Instead of Owing City, Golf Pro Getting $108K
by Nicholas Deshais firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 459-5440 April 2015
When state auditors and city officials found that Gary Lindeblad, the golf pro at Indian Canyon Golf Course since the mid-1980s, owed the city nearly $90,000 because of poor bookkeeping, he didn't balk.
Playscape Cost Represents 66 percent of Park's Reno
by Kate Ramunni, New Haven Register April 2015
Restoration of town parks continues this spring with the renovation of Legion Field. A new playscape, additional parking spaces, improved landscaping and a new traffic plan that will improve the flow of cars are some of the improvements planned for the park on James Street, according to Chief Administrative Officer Curt Balzano Leng.
Tennessee Gov. Has 'Concerns' Over Guns-in-Parks Bill
by Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) April 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday there are “major concerns” about the guns-in-parks bill and its Senate amendment allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed on the State Capitol grounds, but wouldn’t say whether he will veto the bill.