• Illini Utilizing New Practice Fields

    by The Associated Press August 2017

    After nearly 20 years of trekking about 15 miles north to Rantoul for summer training camp, the University of Illinois football team had its first day of practice Monday at the new Campus Recreation Fields.

  • Texas Park Welcomes $160K Playground

    by Claire Kowalick August 2017

    The playground will have a 60-child capacity where little ones can jump, slide, climb and explore. The piece will rest on connecting foam-rubber tiles for added safety.

  • HS Football Field Flooding Remains a Mystery

    by Tony Davis July 2017

    Tucson Magnet High School's million-dollar football field flooded again Friday, before authorities had time to figure out...

  • Citizens Question Availability of Parks’ Water Facilities

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Public park facilities in Statesville, N.C., have recently come under scrutiny after concerned citizen Nande Kristi noticed children drinking from a ground spigot while playing at her neighborhood park.

  • Opinion: Enough is Enough on Turf Safety Debate

    by Art Dodge, Rom Reddy, Darren Gill July 2017

    In any “debate” there is a point when the evidence must be considered sufficient to declare the case closed. When it comes to the specter of health concerns associated with the recycled rubber infill found in synthetic turf fields and playgrounds, we have reached and passed that stage.    

  • City Plans for All-Ability Playground

    by Deseret Morning News July 2017

    The playground will include sensory, physical and social activities for children of any ability. It will also provide cooperative play, cozy spaces and vestibular motion equipment to support children with autism. Funding for the project is a cooperative effort among the city, Salt Lake County, the South Jordan Rotary Club, the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Michel Foundation. Construction is set to begin this fall and will also include enhanced landscaping. During construction the park will remain open, but the playground will be closed.

  • New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • Razor Blades Embedded in Slides at Two Texas Parks

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    A city maintenance crew in Huntsville, Texas, made a troubling discovery that underlines the need for regular and vigilant safety inspections of municipal playgrounds.

  • Parents Seek to Build All-Access Playground

    by Rachel Hicks July 2017

    Eight years ago, mobility aids — much less mobility issues — were foreign concepts to...

  • Top 10 Cities for Recreation in 2017

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Top 10 Cities for Recreation

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