• Smoking Ban Takes Effect in Chicago's 580 Parks

    by TINA SFONDELES. Staff Reporter September 2014

    The ban includes all public parks, including large parks that host festivals like Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork festival, though ticketing is unlikely to happen at those large festivals.

  • School Board Mulls Fix for Stadium Sink Hole Problem

    by Donna Walker Correspondent September 2014

    There is no certainty when it comes to sinkholes, so the Conestoga Valley school board will wait until October to decide whether to fill areas at the athletic field where sinkholes have been found.

  • T-Ball to Skating: Voter-Backed $1.9M Park Reno Begins

    by TODD NELSON, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014

    Construction is to begin soon on $1.9 million in improvements to Coon Rapids' busy Riverview Park, the first of 10 major parks to see renovations under a $17.4 million bond request approved by city voters last year.

  • Facelift for 40-Year-Old Park to Include Boathouse

    by Keith Morelli September 2014

    Susan Lane stopped by to see firsthand the renovations planned for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, tucked on the west bank of the Hillsborough River between Tampa Preparatory School and the Laurel Street Bridge. She wasn't invited by city officials. But had they known she'd be there, they'd have pulled her up on the podium during a Tuesday morning ceremony unveiling plans for the park. Her father, Julian B. Lane, was Tampa's mayor from 1959 to 1963, an instrumental figure in the fight against racial segregation and later a state lawmaker. Susan Lane had never before strolled the park named for him.

  • Community Seeks Ideas for New Skate Park

    by Michael J. Williams September 2014

    For months, a sign at Serenity Park in southwestern Lake Elsinore has touted the future installation of a "Skate Zone." Now, city officials are poised to act on that promise.

  • One on One with the 'Guru of Glue' Norris Legue (Sponsored)

    by Super User September 2014

    The synthetic turf industry has grown from a small business about 50 years ago to one with rapid growth. It's because natural grass has certain limitations that synthetic turf does not.

  • Parks Dept. Posts Warning Signs at Mass Drowning Site

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) September 2014

    The Washington County parks department posted temporary signs Monday at Henry Hagg Lake, two days after a local activist was given a $5,000 ticket for criminal mischief because he ignored orders not to bolt his own warning signs into posts and trees.

  • Parks' $4M Water Bill Causing Budget Woes

    by Monica Mendoza September 2014

    For years, the city administration has asked for a discounted water rate from Colorado Springs Utilities. For years Utilities had said no.

  • University Opens 78-Acre Complex as First 'Home Fields'

    by Eliot Kleinberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014

    The campus will be used by more than 190 student-athletes in NCAA Division II competition, plus some 1,100 intramural participants.

  • Parks Dept. Gets Grant for Playground at Sports Complex

    by LESLIE DIXON, LESLIE DIXON, Staff Writer September 2014

    The Norway Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $19,429 grant from New Balance Foundation to develop a playground at the Lovejoy Farm Sports Complex.