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  • NYC Trims Parks Fees for Vets, People with Disabilities

    by Yeho Hwang June 2016

    The city has reduced the annual membership rate for veterans and people with disabilities to $25 for access to 36 NYC Parks recreation centers.

  • Utility, Revenue Driving Soccer Complex Design

    by Emily Attwood May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New and Improved: Fitness Equipment, Pool Pumps and More

    by AB Staff May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Pickleball Finds a Home on New, Existing Outdoor Courts

    by Mary Helen Sprecher May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Philly Is First City to Photograph Its Parks for Google

    by Aubrey Whelan; Staff Writer May 2016

    The job listing on Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation website said the position required the ability to lift heavy weights - and the willingness to walk, for miles, through every park in the city, day in and day out, for six months.

  • Cal Ripken Jr. Helps Unveil New Youth Baseball Field

    by The Post and Courier May 2016

    Tom Conley Park in Ladson has been a home away from home for kids with big dreams for more than 50 years. Every spring, night after night, families have gathered there to watch baseball. The same land originally donated by the Westvaco corporation in the 1960s is still home to Dixie Youth baseball in the Sangaree, Tall Pines and College Park area. Thousands of young boys grew into men at the ballpark. Now, current and future players have a brand new field. A joint venture between Major League Baseball and Scotts brought Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to Tom Conley Park on Monday to kick off a national program that involves fixing up youth baseball fields across America.

  • Exercise Equipment Added to County Parks

    by Aaron Aupperlee May 2016

    Visitors to some Allegheny County Parks don't have to stay inside a gym to get a cardio or weight-training workout.

  • Council to Consider $21M Baseball Complex

    by Dan McKay May 2016

    City Council President Dan Lewis has watched plenty of Albuquerque families travel to baseball tournaments in Arizona, Colorado and Texas. But a $21 million project going before city councilors this month aims to reverse that practice. The council is discussing whether to set aside money in next year's operating budget to help build a complex of five baseball and softball fields on the West Side, near the new Albuquerque Public Schools football stadium. The goal is to draw "baseball families" to New Mexico for tournaments and offer a competitive place to play for local teams.

  • Board Considers Sports Fields Improvements

    by Cindy Hummel May 2016

    The Lampeter-Strasburg school board will vote this month on improvements to two sports fields. Options, with alternates, range in price from $871,000 to $4.3 million.

  • Outdoor Play Offers Kids Benefits Beyond Exercise

    by Diane Braun May 2016

    Spring and summer brings blue skies, warm breezes and the sound of children playing outdoors. Most parents have no problem sending their children outside to play. Why? Because we all know there are quite a few real benefits to playing outdoors. Children who play outside learn how to solve real-life problems better than children who are always in their rooms playing video games in seclusion. Examples of problem solving include learning to get along with friends or trying to figure out the best way to build a fort.