City's Police Dept. Says It Can No Longer Patrol Parks
by Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015
Riviera Beach says it can't afford to keep patrolling Palm Beach County parks in its city on its dime and will stop doing so Aug. 1. It's an announcement county officials said has both blindsided and flummoxed them.
Locals Remove Construction Debris Dumped on Diamond
by Karen Zamora, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015
Volunteers stepped up recently for the Brooklyn Center Little League, removing broken concrete and construction waste that had been dumped by unknown parties at the organization's baseball complex.
Firm Hired to Develop 'Destination Park' Master Plan
by Carmen Forman, The Roanoke Times (Virginia) July 2015
Roanoke County has hired a Philadelphia firm to develop a master plan that could pave the way for more than $20 million in private investment in Explore Park.
Two Explosive Devices Found at Florida Park
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Six teens were arrested after an explosive device went off in a Florida park and a second was found device was found in the park.
Park's $4M Illuminated Multipurpose Fields Take Shape
by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post (Florida) July 2015
The grass is planted, the walking trails are almost done and the lights are installed for night play for the planned September opening of Abacoa Community Park.
Trash Can Removal Trend Keeping Parks Cleaner
by Amy Calder, Morning Sentinel July 2015
Steve Buzzell and Sam Green won't soon forget the morning they went to the North Street Playground to find the aftermath of a birthday party gone wild. Trash was scattered everywhere.
With Lawsuit Denied, Synthetic Turf Project Pushes On
by Katlyn Smith, Chicago Daily Herald July 2015
Glen Ellyn Park District will pursue plans to install artificial turf on a Newton Park field after a DuPage County judge denied a bid from neighbors to suspend construction.
City Breaks Ground on Park-Based 'Adult Fitness Zone'
by Jared Boyd, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) July 2015
City of Memphis officials broke ground on an “Adult Fitness Zone” Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony in Audubon Park. The Fitness Zone is the result of a yearlong partnership between the city, Common Table Health Alliance and Procter & Gamble.
AB Survey: Public Recreation Security
by AB Staff July 2015
Athletic Business hopes to compile data regarding security practices in the public recreation industry and share the results in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business magazine.
Security Plan Set for Rough Area Around Ballpark
by Jenny Espino, Record Searchlight June 2015
Starting next month South City Park will get nightly security patrols in an attempt to turn around the green area's rough reputation.