- School Board Approves Turf, Pool Window Projects
by Tony LaRussa February 2016
The North Allegheny School Board approved contracts Wednesday to have new artificial turf installed at Newman Stadium and to replace potentially dangerous windows at the high school swimming pool.
- High School Hero Honored on New Turf Field
by Chris Thomas February 2016
Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old sophomore, died in December while shielding three girls from random bullets fired in a gang shooting.
- Illinois Little League Upgrades Field Lighting
by Mick Zawislak February 2016
Libertyville Little League is making another big investment in its facilities at Butler Lake Park by installing lights at the field used by 10- to 12-year-old players.
- Regional Park Plan Calls for Sports Fields, Swimming, Tennis
by Greg Stanley February 2016
Collier County planners believe they have at long-last designed a regional park for Golden Gate Estates. The park’s conceptual plan will be presented Tuesday to commissioners, who will decide whether to move the designs forward. The plans have been undergoing a lengthy public review process during the past several months.
- Daytona Racetrack Ready to Show Off $400M Makeover
by Mark Long February 2016
The project was such a massive undertaking that architects had to account for the curvature of the Earth. It included 31 million pounds of steel, 101,000 new seats, 40 escalators, 17 elevators and stretched nearly a mile. It took 21/2 years to complete and even had its own nickname: Daytona Rising.
- City Eyes $500K Park Facelift
by Megan Boehnke February 2016
City officials and a local nonprofit will soon finish turning a beloved but once hard-to-find park into a standout destination in South Knoxville. A new, roughly $500,000 gateway to Fort Dickerson Park will include a circular lawn, stone pillars and signs. The 30-foot retaining wall at the Chapman Highway entrance will get a decorative stone face, and a new bus stop will be installed near the intersection with Fort Dickerson Road.
- Parks Dept. Seeks Public Input for New Park
by The Bismarck Tribune February 2016
North Dakotans have an opportunity this week to shape the future of a park near Bismarck. It’s the state’s first new park since Cross Ranch State Park opened in 1989.
- San Jose Considering Dirt Soccer Fields
by Takara Scott-Johnston February 2016
Bare patches of dirt are something any keeper of natural grass athletic fields typically wants to avoid. Given economic and environmental concerns, however, San Jose's Parks and Recreation Commission is considering whether entire dirt fields are a viable alternative to traditional soccer fields.
- Youth Soccer League Sues NFL Over Field Use
by Jason Scott January 2016
The NFL plans to transform the turf at a youth soccer complex next to Levi’s Stadium into a space for media broadcasts for the upcoming Super Bowl, but representatives of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League plan to fight them.
- Crumb Rubber Concerns Halt Turf Installation
by Jason Scott November 2015
Seminole County has stopped installation of artificial turf on several athletic fields at a new sports complex after Commissioner Lee Constantine raised concerns about the crumb rubber material that substitutes for dirt.