RECENT ARTICLES
  • City, County Map 137 Miles of Trails with Google Street View

    by Hannah Hunnicutt April 2015

    Hikers who want an advance look at Knoxville's Urban Wilderness trails can get their wish, courtesy of Google and city parks officials.

  • San Francisco Nears Smokeless Tobacco Ban at City Fields, Including Giants' AT&T Park

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    San Francisco officials are on the verge of spitting out a rule that would ban smokeless tobacco from ball fields throughout the city, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park.

  • Bicycle Repair Stations Planned for Trails, Parks

    by John Reynolds Staff Writer April 2015

    Cyclists who have a mechanical problem or a flat tire while riding their bicycle on a local trail will soon have a spot where they can make a quick fix so they can get back on the road.

  • Park to Honor Boy's Death with Accessible Playground

    by Gerald Witt gerald.witt@knoxnews.com 865-342-6357 April 2015

    The first development at Lakeshore Park will be a playground in memory of a child who loved baseball but died two days before his first game.

  • Park's Proposed Improvements Include Figure-8 Track

    by CHRIS BUCKLEY April 2015

    Over the decades, Mounds Park has been a hub of activity. Now, the city council has big plans for the sprawling park.

  • Tennis Club's Proposed Move into Park Meets Pushback

    by Nick Kotsopoulos April 2015

    The Worcester Tennis Club decided last week to work out a partnership with the city so the club can move to the Newton Hill section of Elm Park.

  • City Considers Ban on Hammocks Hung on Park Trees

    by Diane Knich, Post & Courier April 2015

    Gina Iacovelli and her friends love trees. On clear, warm spring and summer days, they grab their hammocks and tie them to trees in White Point Garden or Hampton Park. They hang them close together under the leafy canopies so they can talk to each other. But sometimes they simply read, sleep or put on headphones and listen to music. Those times will likely soon fade into the halcyon days of her life in Charleston as a ban on hammocks in public parks makes its way through the city s approval process.

  • Debate Over 10 MPH Limit on Minneapolis Bike Paths

    by STEVE BRANDT; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015

    Minneapolis park officials Wednesday night rejected a proposal to remove 10 mile-per-hour speed limits on park bike paths after the plan ignited an online debate among drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

  • City Replaces Rundown Tennis Backboards

    by TOBY SMITH FOR THE JOURNAL April 2015

    Those mostly wooden green barriers have long been used to help tennis players groove their strokes or grasp the fundamentals of the sport without a partner

  • Park System's Multimillion Dollar Overhaul Starting Soon

    by TAYLOR NACHTIGAL, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) April 2015

    After budget changes prompted by rising costs, a $7 million makeover of Coon Rapids' Sand Creek Park is about to get rolling, with planners expected to pick a construction company this month and work to begin in May.