• District Mulls $1.2M Track Installation

    by Frances Parrish September 2015

    A new track around the football practice field is planned as the next phase of construction for Iva-based District 3.

  • Want to Carry a Gun in a City Park? Define 'City Park'

    by Hugh G. Willett September 2015

    Guns are not allowed at the Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park but they are permitted at World’s Fair Park, according to the city of Knoxville. The definition of a city park continues to be at the root of the controversy over whether licensed handgun carry is allowed in Knoxville parks. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said last week handgun permit holders could not carry guns at the fair at Chilhowee Park, which continues through this weekend, because the park does not meet the legal definition of a city park. Rogero also noted Chilhowee Park was not managed by the city Parks and Recreation Dept.

  • Opinion: Clarification Needed on Law on Guns in Parks

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2015

    Officials of the Tennessee Valley Fair and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the right call on enforcing a ban on firearms at this year’s fair, though their legal footing might not be as firm as they assert.

  • Minneapolis Park Funding Carries Maintenance Caveat

    by Eric Roper September 2015

    Minneapolis' support for the ornate downtown park designed by prominent national consultants will ultimately be contingent on securing the funding to maintain it, the City Council decided Friday. The last-minute condition convinced a wide majority of the council to support the concept for a new park that will sit in the shadow of the Minnesota Vikings stadium and Wells Fargo's new downtown campus. There are still plenty of challenges ahead, most prominently the need to raise $22 million for the park's construction. But the council voted to kick in $2 million toward that total on Friday for the initial design, reversing earlier expectations that the city would be reimbursed for those design costs. Council members made the decision to satisfy donors who wanted the city to commit funding to the design plan, the mayor's office said this week.

  • Reclaimed Washington Dump Site to Become Sports Field

    by Eli Francovich and Nicholas Deshais September 2015

    The site of an old, forgotten landfill will soon be a school's sports field, but only after the city of Spokane finishes burying and covering a 260,000-gallon stormwater tank . The grassy playground will sit across East Sprague Avenue from Pride Prep, one of Spokane's two new charter schools.

  • Poor Field Conditions Displace High School Football Team

    by David Shelton; Special to The Post and Courier September 2015

    The Burke High football team will become road warriors the rest of the season after the school announced on its athletic website Thursday that the playing conditions at the Bulldogs home field Stoney Field were not suitable.

  • Universal Playground Gives All Kids a Place to Play

    by Dustin White September 2015

    The ribbon has finally been cut on the Universal Playground at the Eagle’s Park. Giving the community a unique area for all children to play together, the project has seen great support from its initial conception.

  • Spotlight: Stadiums & Outdoor Sports Surfaces

    by AB Editors September 2015

    A roundup of the latest stadium and outdoor sports products from AB advertisers.

  • Pre-Programming and Re-Programming at Maggie Daley Park

    by Emily Attwood September 2015

    The neighborhood surrounding Daley Bicentennial Plaza has changed a great deal since the plaza was built in 1976, and when the city needed to completely remove the plaza to renovate the parking garage underneath it, the Chicago Park District saw an opportunity to redefine the space.

  • Feral Hogs Invade Texas High School Football Field

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    A pack of feral hogs is causing trouble at Liberty High School near Houston, Tex.