• Park Plans for Boat, Kayak and Other Upgrades

    by Sarah Peters March 2016

    A popular North Palm Beach park could see improvements this year. Anchorage Park on Anchorage Drive is bordered by the Earman River and canals, and North Palm Beach residents can keep their boats in wet or dry storage.

  • Despite Skating Rink Popularity, Venue Not Profitable

    by Kirk Brown March 2016

    By all accounts, the skating rink at Carolina Wren Park was a popular holiday attraction. But figures released Friday show it wasn’t a profitable. The city of Anderson spent $71,131 for the synthetic ice rink, 150 pairs of skates, a skate sharpener, lighting and a small building. Besides those startup expenses, $42,000 was spent to staff the downtown venue, which was open Nov. 20 through Jan. 18.

  • 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.

  • Nebraska Adventure Center Supports Exterior Climbing Wall

    by Paul Steinbach October 2015

    "Everybody keeps pushing the edges on these buildings," says Al Oberlander, principal and COO at Des Moines, Iowa-based RDG Planning & Design.

  • 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.

  • Packers Unveil Plans for Titletown District Development

    by Jason Scott August 2015

    The Green Bay Packers and team president/CEO Mark Murphy unveiled plans Thursday for a new development called the Titletown District.