• Record-Setting Rains No Issue for Turf Ballfields

    by Times Record News June 2015

    Area high school baseball and softball coaches may disagree, but it’s probably just a coincidence the sunny skies didn’t come out until the busy playoff season was over.

  • Safety Addressed in Park After Truck Strikes Children

    by Gene Warner and Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, The Buffalo News June 2015

    Concrete barriers were put into place along Ring Road in Delaware Park on Monday and commuters adjusted to the dramatically reduced 30 mph speed limit on a large section of the Scajaquada Expressway, all in the hopes that another tragedy like the one that unfolded in the park over the weekend might be prevented.

  • Park Developing into Full-Service Adventure Destination

    by Carmen Forman, The Roanoke Times June 2015

    When Roanoke County parks director Doug Blount envisions Explore Park he sees a full-service adventure park and tourist destination complete with hiking trails, boating, fishing, campgrounds, a ropes course and overnight accommodations.

  • The AB Extra: May 29

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a successful marketing trend in the NBA, a new app that will take pictures of fans at the STAPLES Center during the game so they don't miss a play, and a new girls' tackle football league in Utah. 

  • Adults Resist Turning Park into Baseball 'Multiplex'

    by Earl Rinehart, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH May 2015

    Adding four baseball fields to the two now at Upper Arlington's Fancyburg Park would turn a serene park open to all into a Little League "multiplex" for a relatively small group.

  • New Recreation Bike Trail Adds 5-MPH 'Guideline'

    by Christopher O'Donnell, Tribune staff May 2015

    In a city with a poor record for bicycle safety, Riverwalk's 1.8-mile stretch of car-free concrete is a big draw for cyclists who want to ride without fear of an accident. But the trail might be more of a crawl than a ride now.

  • Park's $33.5M Project Addresses Flooding, Recreation

    by Katlyn Smith May 2015

    The construction fencing was still up, the asphalt was still wet and the new sod was still taking root during a recent visit, but Heritage Park in Wheeling finally will open June 7 after a $33.5 million project decades in the making.

  • Consultant's Key Word for City's Parks: More

    by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    Eight months into a comprehensive study of the city's parks, consultants crafting a master plan for the extensive recreation system says it's doing well but needs -- more.

  • High School's Synthetic Softball Field Gets High Marks

    by Steven L. Tietz May 2015

    They've been holding the Whitefish Bay girls softball tournament for a few years now, but Blue Duke coach Jessica Middendorf was really anxious to play this year's event, held partly on the Blue Dukes' shiny new artificial turf field on May 16. She can safely say that the field did not let down.

  • County Shifts Park Renovation Priorities Based on Needs

    by Adam Wagner; May 2015

    Brunswick County's Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to prioritize proposed renovations at Ocean Isle Beach Park over those at Shallotte Park.