• NJ Golf Course Becomes State Park

    by Erin Serpico June 2016

    With the first day of summer came the dedication of Gloucester County's first state park. The Department of Environmental Protection on Monday formally opened the Tall Pines State Preserve, which used to be a golf course. The new park's 110 acres are in Deptford and Mantua Townships, with the Mantua Creek rolling through it.

  • Vandals Cause More Than $5K in Damage to Park

    by Anthony Brino June 2016

    After an ongoing spate of small-scale vandalism, Presque Isle's Mantle Lake Park received an estimated $5,000-$10,000 in property damage the night before Father's Day.

  • Volunteers Give Skatepark a Boost with Money, Repairs

    by Telegram & Gazette June 2016

    In need of repair, and marked by graffiti, the skate park at Joe Capillo Park recently received an extensive ramp-up of its features, for pennies on the dollar. At a time when many towns are letting their wooden skate parks go by the wayside because of costs and safety concerns, town resident and retired professional BMX ramp rider Airin Roso approached the town, saying he wanted to do whatever it took to save the park. Mr. Roso, who has unofficially adopted the skate park, initially envisioned an fledgling effort for $200 and a few hours of work. But it turned into four 12-hour days. Its ramps were relayered and painted. Graffiti was covered. Ramps were also repositioned for better flow of use. Skaters and bikers no longer have to use a nearby basketball court to coast toward the ramps.

  • Park Installing New Equipment, to Be Ready by July

    by Hunter Ingram June 2016

    The familiar sound of kids tumbling down slides and swinging across monkey bars will once again ring through Hugh MacRae Park next month.

  • HS AD, Coach Feud Over Use of New Turf Field

    by Jonathan Hull June 2016

    At 10:52 p.m. Monday, Ward posted about a heated exchange he had with Wichita Falls ISD Athletic Director Scot Hafley in regard to use of the new turf practice field being installed at Rider High School.

  • Old Soccer Field Transformed into Outdoor Training Site

    by Bangor Daily News June 2016

    The green space advisory committee for the City of Edmundston came up with the idea of creating an outdoor training site when they learned the soccer field at Archibald Fraser Park was closing due to the state of its surface.

  • County to Hold Meetings on New Parks Master Plan

    by Markus Schmidt June 2016

    Responding to its vastly growing population and changing demographics, the time has come for Chesterfield County to reassess its plan for one of its most valuable assets: its park system.

  • Fitness Park Construction Nears Completion

    by Stacy Parker June 2016

    Construction of Hillier Ignite Fitness Park on the beach at 36th Street is nearly finished. Luke Hillier, who is donating the park to the city, had hoped it would open at the beginning of June. But the foundations for the equipment needed to be buried deeper than planned, and flooding in Texas delayed one of the trucks hauling the fitness equipment from California.

  • Ballfield to Renovate, Host Youth Baseball and Softball

    by Lauren Rohr June 2016

    Renovations include replacing grass with artificial turf, repairing and expanding the bleachers, upgrading and adding batting cages, and improving the dugouts.

  • Federal Program to Help Get Richmond Kids Outdoors

    by Justin Mattingly June 2016

    Richmond is one of 50 cities chosen by the Department of the Interior to participate in the nationwide movement, which is part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move! Outside" initiative.