RECENT ARTICLES
  • Crumb Rubber Debate Highlight of Earth Day Event

    by Kate Ramunni April 2016

    Two tables in particular that attracted a lot of attention -- one manned by the group Hamden Residents Against Crumb Rubber, and the other with folks from the newly formed Hamden Athletes and Residents Together. The former formed shortly before the Legislative Council approved the installation of a synthetic crumb rubber field at Hamden High School to protest the decision to use the material they say can cause cancer in student athletes, and the later that came together only a few weeks ago to promote the use of the materials that hasn't definitively been found to be dangerous.

  • Bill Would Ban Smoking at California State Parks

    by Laylan Connelly and Suzanne Hurt April 2016

    A bill that would end smoking in California's state parks cleared a state Senate committee, a move that brings advocates a step closer to putting out butts on Inland beaches and boating lakes, and in forests and orange groves where smoking still is allowed.

  • Baseball Executive Vern Stenman Redefining Success Through Renovation

    by AB Staff April 2016

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

  • Vandalism Leads to Security Cameras at Park

    by Leann Eckroth April 2016

    Camera security, costing nearly $2,000, will be installed at Mandan Eagles Park and the universal playground, after vandals caused some $5,000 in damage there in March. The Mandan Park Board Monday awarded the contract to Green Light Systems.

  • Turf Industry Bolsters Defense of Crumb Rubber Safety

    by Paul Steinbach April 2016

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

  • Synthetic Turf Renovation Benefits from Good Weather

    by Chris Thomas April 2016

    Knox County Schools’ three-year synthetic turf renovation is off to a fast start, thanks to predominantly good weather and a month free of major construction snags. The pace has been so good that a Phase 1 remodel hasn’t been ruled out for Central High School this summer. “I would say that the prospect of doing Central looks promising right now,” said Will Ferguson, president of Baseline Construction, which was tabbed to install the fields. “But I’m not ready to make a commitment to it.” Powell, Fulton, Bearden and Farragut were the four out of 13 schools under the KCS umbrella chosen for Phase 1 renovations during a December blind draw. Central was moved onto the table as a possibility for this year when “Bearden” twice was drawn out of the hopper during the ordering process.

  • New Projects: FIU Wellness Center | Maryland Event Center | Tiger Stadium

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

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

  • Commissioners OK Park Renovation Despite Opposition

    by Adam Wagner April 2016

    Despite opposition from Ocean Ridge Plantation residents, Brunswick County s commissioners on Monday approved an overhaul of Ocean Isle Beach Park. Residents concerns cast a wide range, from lighting to noise to the necessity of the planned four baseball fields.

  • Commissioners Considering Ban on Park Wrongdoers

    by Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2016

    Palm Beach County commissioners are set to vote on a plan to issue "trespass" notices to people that would force them to stay out of parks or natural areas or face criminal prosecution.

  • Park Reopens After Month-Long Closure for Oil Cleanup

    by Dana Bartholomew dana.bartholomew@langnews.com @DN_DanaBart on Twitter April 2016

    SoCalGas scoured the playground equipment, workout zones, picnic tables, drinking fountains and any open surfaces at Holleigh Bernson Memorial Park, while replacing the decomposed granite.