• 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.

  • School-City Land Swap Contingent on Environmental Study

    by Joseph Popiolkowski; News Staff Reporter April 2015

    The swap calls for the city to receive 4.3 acres at the former stadium and the school district to receive four acres of Little League Drive land adjacent to its property.

  • Instead of Owing City, Golf Pro Getting $108K

    by Nicholas Deshais, (509) 459-5440 April 2015

    When state auditors and city officials found that Gary Lindeblad, the golf pro at Indian Canyon Golf Course since the mid-1980s, owed the city nearly $90,000 because of poor bookkeeping, he didn't balk.

  • Playscape Cost Represents 66 percent of Park's Reno

    by Kate Ramunni, New Haven Register April 2015

    Restoration of town parks continues this spring with the renovation of Legion Field. A new playscape, additional parking spaces, improved landscaping and a new traffic plan that will improve the flow of cars are some of the improvements planned for the park on James Street, according to Chief Administrative Officer Curt Balzano Leng.

  • Tennessee Gov. Has 'Concerns' Over Guns-in-Parks Bill

    by Richard Locker, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee) April 2015

    Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday there are “major concerns” about the guns-in-parks bill and its Senate amendment allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed on the State Capitol grounds, but wouldn’t say whether he will veto the bill.

  • Contractor to Fix City's Sagging Playground Surface

    by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2015

    No, the new $250,000 playground at Mirasol Park wasn't swallowed by a sinkhole, as some rumormongers would have it.

  • City Mulling $15M Price Tag for More Athletic Fields

    by Jordan Graham staff writer, The Orange County Register April 2015

    As Costa Mesa attempts to address its perceived shortage of public athletic facilities, residents learned Wednesday that the city would have to pay a sizable chunk of change to build even a few sports fields at Fairview Park.