• Engineers Recommend Closing Reservoir-Top Court

    by Greg Mellen March 2016

    For more than 40 years, the rhythmic thrumming of basketballs has punctuated the afternoon air at Cordata Park. Kids, teens and young adults gather for pickup games on the full-size court. What makes basketball here unique is that it is played on an elevated circle of concrete, 22 steps above the park below. In the summer and on weekends, youth baseball players sometimes take grounders off the hardtop. And on the Fourth of July, residents gather to watch fireworks.

  • Light Pole Falls On Softball Field During Storm

    by Laura Haight March 2016

    A light pole fell onto the Winfield High School girls softball field, but the team isn't letting it stop them. The pole fell onto the field during a storm last week, head coach Steve Hensley said.

  • Community Park to Get New Scoreboard, Other Upgrades

    by Alexandra Seltzer March 2016

    Currently, if someone scores a touchdown at a youth football game and the crowd wants to know the score, parents can't see it. Coaches have to ask the ref anytime they need an update. But next season, the scoreboard is being replaced.

  • $19M Parks Makeover Nearly Complete in Roseville

    by David Peterson March 2016

    In an era when lots of suburbs are gunning for awe-inspiring amenities, Roseville has decided to play small ball. Lots of money, sure: $19 million. But very little glitz.

  • Hospital Dedicates Exercise Path as Part of Wellness Program

    by Linda Stewart March 2016

    A new quarter-mile fitness trail on the grounds of Wilbarger General Hospital was formally dedicated this week as employees, Chamber of Commerce Red Coats and others gathered near the path that already has several regular users.

  • Developers Plan for Two-Story Sports Facility, Ball Fields

    by Debbie Truong March 2016

    Three baseball fields and a two-story, 86,000-square-foot indoor sports training facility are being planned as part of a 27.5-acre sports park in Hanover County that developers say will draw regional traffic.

  • City Plans Renovations for Sports Park

    by Brooke E. Seipel March 2016

    Designs are in the works to spruce up Shaffer Park. The city recently hired gkkworks to design and renovate the 7.32-acre sports park - a project estimated to cost $276,511. Shaffer has seen little work done since it was built in 1964.

  • Track and Field Teams Deal with Overcrowded Facilities

    by Colorado Springs Gazette March 2016

    It was nothing more than a typical evening before a soccer ball brought a Doherty track and field practice to a screeching halt.

  • Council Debates Need for Proposed Waterfront Park

    by Bill DiPaolo March 2016

    Does north county really need another waterfront park? That's the question Michael Counts, who is running for a Jupiter Town Council seat, asked when he saw the plans for Karen Marcus Ocean Park Preserve, a proposed public natural area on 150 vacant acres between A1A and U.S. 1. Plans for the preserve, named after a former Palm Beach County commissioner, include a boardwalk through wetlands, a lifeguard station, playground equipment and parking for about 500 vehicles.

  • 8-Foot Gator Prompts Park Closure

    by Kimberly James March 2016

    A portion of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be closed indefinitely for the safety of visitors and to protect visiting wildlife, National Park Service officials said Tuesday. The action follows the spotting of an alligator last week.