Park Neighbors Want Fallen Oak to Stay as Play Structure
by KATIE DEAN , THE CAPITAL TIMES email@example.com June 2014
An enormous oak that tumbled to the ground in Orton Park during last week's violent storms should be used for a natural play structure, some neighbors say. The tree fell in the middle of the city's oldest park in the early hours of June 17, its leafy branches wedged in a nearby swing set and its trunk stretched across the main sidewalk through the park. "As soon as I saw that tree laying there, I said, ?Oh, maybe this is our play structure,'" said T.R. Loon, who lives next to the park.
Fate of 24 Parks Facing Referendum, Protests Ensue
by Kirsten Crow firstname.lastname@example.org 361-886-4316 June 2014
Two dozen city parks could be placed on the November ballot for decommissioning, prompting protests from some neighbors who asked the City Council to reconsider in a public hearing Tuesday.
Keebler-Sponsored Elf Door Art Draws Visitors to Parks
by Carrie Wise, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH June 2014
It's not your imagination. Small wooden doors really are nestled at the bottom of a few trees in Columbus parks. And they are meant to look as if little elves built them.
Officials to Vote on Decomissioning of 24 City Parks
by Kirsten Crow June 2014
City officials could begin decommissioning 24 parks, should the council approve a resolution Tuesday declaring that the properties are no longer feasible as parks. A public hearing on the fate of 24 parks will precede the council’s vote.
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.