RECENT ARTICLES
  • Complaint Leads to Accessbility Upgrades at Ballfields

    by John Ramsey, Richmond Times Dispatch August 2014

    Tami Loving was still recovering from back surgery when she arrived at Meadowbrook High School five years ago to see her son start his first game as a pitcher. She struggled to get her wheelchair over the curb in the parking lot, then rolled slowly toward the baseball field before realizing the gate was only wide enough to walk through. "I had to embarrassingly call my ex-husband who was in the stands and have him and another gentleman pick me up and fold the wheelchair up to get me through the gate," Loving recalled.

  • After Toddler Drowning, City Opts for Shrubs, Not Fence

    by Jose Patino Girona, Tribune staff August 2014

    One year ago, 2-year-old Armani Pierce was found by a Tampa police dive team in about six feet of water off an algae-covered bank on the Hillsborough River at Temple Crest Park. The family was at the park for football practice for his brother and cheerleading practice for his sister. The toddler drowned after slipping from his mother's sight.

  • League's P.A. Request Puts Park Noise Rules to Review

    by Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com August 2014

    The village's planning and zoning commission will be considering a request by the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association for use of the public address system at Emmerich Park on Sunday mornings.

  • New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.

  • Los Angeles' 29th Inclusive Playground Now Open

    by Daniel Serrano, Staff Writer August 2014

    Children climbed, ran and crawled on Los Angeles' newest inclusive playground, a farmhouse-themed play space in Fernangeles Park designed to provide kids with disabilities a fun and safe way to use facilities from which they are often excluded.

  • Los Angeles' 29th Inclusive Playground Now Open

    by DANIEL SERRANO, STAFF WRITER August 2014

    Children climbed, ran and crawled on Los Angeles' newest inclusive playground, a farmhouse-themed play space in Fernangeles Park designed to provide kids with disabilities a fun and safe way to use facilities from which they are often excluded.

  • Ex-Players, $200K Playground Part of Redskins' Outreach

    by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports July 2014

    Mark Moseley, a former Washington NFL placekicker, told members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in council chambers Tuesday that the club's team name is meant as a sign of respect for Native Americans.

  • Council Will Put 19 Park Closures on November Ballot

    by Kirsten Crow kirsten.crow@caller.com July 2014

    The City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to put 19 parks on the November ballot, which would leave the choice with voters on whether to decommission the recreational areas. But even if voters give city officials the authority to close and auction the parcels of land, that doesn’t mean the parks would immediately be sold, officials said.

  • Anderson U. to Build Athletic Facilities on Old Fairgrounds

    by Mike Ellis July 2014

    The university plans to have several tennis courts, a softball field and a pool ready around the spring and workers will begin grading much of the 44-acre site soon. The athletic fields will be for university uses, not the public.

  • Tennis Court Surfaces Continue to Evolve

    by Mary Helen Sprecher July 2014

    No question, the sport of tennis has evolved. Players — like the colors they wear — are louder, bolder and more attention-grabbing than their predecessors. And the courts they play on have dragged the sport (some laughingly say kicking and screaming) into the 21st century. Courts have evolved since the days of green grass facilities and white chalk lines. Not that those don't still exist, but they're the exception, rather than the rule — particularly when it comes to recreational installations.