• Multipurpose Turf Field Pegged for Former School Site

    by Mick Zawislak By Mick Zawislak April 2015

    A year has passed since Libertyville voters soundly thumped a last-chance plea to raise taxes to save the former Libertyville High School building.

  • Petitioners Urge City Council to Leave Park Alone

    by Aisling Swift April 2015

    A “Save Historical Landmark Cambier Park” petition was created after a consultant and the city parks director told a Community Services Advisory Board member it was underutilized and could be used for open space.

  • Drought Forcing Calif. Schools to Limit Field Irrigation

    by Loren Ledin, Ventura County Star (California) April 2015

    With California, particularly Southern California, in the midst of a significant drought, there’s bound to be a trickle-down effect for high schools and their sports teams. Any pun is intended.

  • Five Teams to Use High School's New Synthetic Turf

    by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post April 2015

    American Heritage is making a change. The private school began installing artificial turf on its athletic field Friday, according to Stallions athletic director Brad Tremper. The news was first reported by ESPN 106.3.

  • New Orleans Suburb Considers Privatizing City Parks

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    A suburb of New Orleans is responding to a drop in participation in its youth sports leagues by privatizing municipal parks, as well as removing restrictions about what teams a child may join based on where they live. 

  • The AB Extra: April 10

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    This week's AB Extra includes updates on two prominent professional stadiums, a warning for anyone thinking of attending The Masters and a new potential programming idea for your facility. But we begin with a new youth football league aimed at fixing the "broken" culture in sports. New to The Extra? Here's last week's edition.

  • City Invests in Trained Dog to Combat Parks' Goose Problem

    by James Chilton April 2015

    After having success with Up and Away Goose Control, Flo, a border collie, has been "hired" by the city of Cheyenne to help combat the ongoing issue of Canada geese flocking to city parks.

  • Giant Sun Shades Part of Ongoing Park Improvements

    by RORY LINNANE,, Wauwatosa Now April 2015

    At its meeting April 7, the Wauwatosa Common Council approved spending about $49,000 to purchase and install five 16-feet-wide sun shades at Hart Park.

  • Anonymous Donation Will Keep City Pools Filled This Summer

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern April 2015

    With a severe drought hitting the southwestern United States, many towns are forced to rethink the way they use available water. Mineral Wells, Tex., was planning on keeping their public pools closed this summer in an effort to conserve water. 

  • Lack of Fields Taking Toll on Youth Baseball Participation

    by Naples Daily News April 2015

    A lack of full-size baseball fields at Collier County parks means the number of kids who play baseball drops precipitously after age 12. Many never take the sport up again.