• Judge Rules Synthetic Turf Can Be Installed at Park

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    A judge ruled that an Illinois park district can go ahead with the installation of synthetic turf at a local park after she found that the plaintiffs opposed to the synthetic turf didn’t provide enough evidence that the turf is a health risk.

  • City Votes to Extend Trial Period for Dogs in Parks

    by Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post June 2015

    Leashed dogs are welcome at four Boynton Beach parks for another year now that the first trial period has been completed with little criticism from the community.

  • Demolition Begins on Florida's First Public Skatepark

    by Denver Pratt, The Tampa Tribune June 2015

    The Bro Bowl, which opened in 1979, is being dismantled as part of a larger plan to revamp Perry Harvey Sr. Park and the Central Avenue Village.

  • WVU Athletics Checking Off List of Smaller Facility Projects

    by Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail June 2015

    There's nothing quite as grand as the basketball practice facility or the football program's weight room or team meeting room on the way, but the Mountaineer Athletic Club is working on the next wave of smaller items to benefit West Virginia.

  • Six Synthetic Turf Fields to Be Tested for Safety Risks

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    Amid concerns over the safety of the crumb rubber used in synthetic playing fields and calls for further scientific study, one organization appears to be taking the lead in getting answers. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation will have a lab test the crumb-rubber fill that is on multiple synthetic turf playing fields funded by the foundation to determine whether there is a possible link between crumb rubber and cancer.

  • Charleston to Vote on Hammock Ban in Parks

    by Diane Knich, Post & Courier June 2015

    Just when hammock users were starting to rest easy, officials say they are going to renew their push for a ban in city parks.

  • City Plans $1M in Improvements at Four Parks

    by Sharahn D. Boykin June 2015

    Lexington Avenue Park is in their backyard, but some neighborhood children would rather walk over a mile to Shawnee Park to use the play equipment, fishing pond and walking trails, said Yvette Anderson, a Xenia resident.

  • City's Decision to Allow Alcohol Sales in Parks Draws Ire

    by Steven Matthews June 2015

    Local religious leaders and some residents are upset by the city of Fairborn's decision to allow alcohol sales at community events in city parks.

  • The AB Extra: June 12

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a smelly situation at Dodger Stadium, an NFL football star with plans to become a chicken farmer following his retirement, and the emergence of virtual reality technology in both football and general exercise. 

  • School Plans Ahead as Rain Delays Facility Construction

    by Nadia Tamez-Robledo, Corpus Christi Caller-Times June 2015

    Corpus Christi ISD officials have a backup plan for athletes at the new high school and middle school where recent heavy rain had delayed completion of sports fields.