• Residents Gather to Defend Youth Baseball League

    by Anne Kallas, Ventura County Star June 2015

    About 150 adults and children — many in baseball uniforms — showed up at an Oxnard parks commission meeting to defend the NorthSide Youth Baseball League’s right to use the playing fields at Curren School on F Street, next to Eastwood Park.

  • Sports Complex Site Selection Challenged, Explained

    by Leann Eckroth, The Bismarck Tribune June 2015

    Some Mandan city commissioners and residents expressed surprise at the park board's quick offer to buy land near the Tesoro Refinery for a future sports complex.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • Youth Soccer Tournament Brings 20,000 People, $15M

    by David Gutman, Charleston Gazette June 2015

    In the next few days, somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 people will flood into Charleston, Huntington and the areas in between from all over the northeastern United States.

  • Residents Shocked to Learn 'Park' is Private Property

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) June 2015

    For 21 years, Joanne and John K'Miller have enjoyed walking their dog to their neighborhood park in Briargate and strolling around its pretty pond.

  • City Board May Back Ongoing Turf Project with $125K

    by Jennifer Pignolet 9015292372 June 2015

    Construction to install artificial turf on the Houston High School football field is underway, and the project may receive a significant funding boost of public dollars from the city of Germantown.

  • Minneapolis Looks to Improve and Expand City's Skateparks

    by Beatrice Dupuy, Star Tribune June 2015

    By summer's end, the Minneapolis Park Board aims to set guidelines for meeting the needs of the skateboard community. As a first step, the board studied results from a 2013 survey that had 1,339 respondents.

  • City Opts to Stick with Synthetic Turf, Ditch Crumb Rubber

    by Eric Bradley June 2015

    Long Beach may join other cities and organizations in spurning artificial turf fields cushioned with crumbs of recycled tires because of concerns about the potential health effects they could have on children.

  • Park Closed to Issues with Homeless People, Solutions Sought

    by Becky Pallack, Arizona Daily Star June 2015

    Dozens of homeless people cleared out of downtown Tucson's Veinte de Agosto Park over the weekend, per city orders. The park, where people were sleeping on bedrolls on the sidewalks and on blankets on the lawn, is now surrounded by yellow caution tape. Notices about the park closure are posted.

  • Tennis Courts Top Concern About Park Reno

    by Earl Rinehart June 2015

    Two weeks after a couple of hundred people packed the city council chambers to oppose more Little League fields for Fancyburg Park in the suburb, a similar number gathered there to hear about the revised master plan for Northam.