• Adults Resist Turning Park into Baseball 'Multiplex'

    by Earl Rinehart, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH May 2015

    Adding four baseball fields to the two now at Upper Arlington's Fancyburg Park would turn a serene park open to all into a Little League "multiplex" for a relatively small group.

  • New Recreation Bike Trail Adds 5-MPH 'Guideline'

    by Christopher O'Donnell, Tribune staff May 2015

    In a city with a poor record for bicycle safety, Riverwalk's 1.8-mile stretch of car-free concrete is a big draw for cyclists who want to ride without fear of an accident. But the trail might be more of a crawl than a ride now.

  • Park's $33.5M Project Addresses Flooding, Recreation

    by Katlyn Smith May 2015

    The construction fencing was still up, the asphalt was still wet and the new sod was still taking root during a recent visit, but Heritage Park in Wheeling finally will open June 7 after a $33.5 million project decades in the making.

  • Consultant's Key Word for City's Parks: More

    by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    Eight months into a comprehensive study of the city's parks, consultants crafting a master plan for the extensive recreation system says it's doing well but needs -- more.

  • High School's Synthetic Softball Field Gets High Marks

    by Steven L. Tietz May 2015

    They've been holding the Whitefish Bay girls softball tournament for a few years now, but Blue Duke coach Jessica Middendorf was really anxious to play this year's event, held partly on the Blue Dukes' shiny new artificial turf field on May 16. She can safely say that the field did not let down.

  • County Shifts Park Renovation Priorities Based on Needs

    by Adam Wagner; May 2015

    Brunswick County's Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to prioritize proposed renovations at Ocean Isle Beach Park over those at Shallotte Park.

  • Storms Create $3M in Damage to Colorado Springs Parks

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015

    Storms that battered Colorado Springs this month delivered the city's parks department its heftiest repair bill in memory, topping the ruinous floods of September 2013.

  • 'Green' Space: Chicago Park Dist. Ending Pesticide Use

    by Sun-Times Editorial Board May 2015

    Those pesky yellow dandelions popping up in city parks do not signal that groundskeepers are slacking off. They reflect an effort by the Chicago Park District to save money and go "green" by ending the use of pesticides.

  • Proposed Disc Golf Course Ruffles Feathers of Birders

    by Nathaniel Axtell, Times-News of Hendersonville May 2015

    The Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with volunteers from the WNC Disc Golf Association to build an 18- to 27-hole disc golf course in the 220-acre municipal park. It could open as early as late summer, Parks and Recreation Director Tim Hopkin said.

  • The AB Extra: May 15

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This week's AB Extra features new plans for an abandoned outdoor stadium in Miami, the reopening of the 'world's most dangerous theme park', and a classy move by the Baltimore Orioles regarding the cancelled and rescheduled games due to protests in the city. Happy Friday!