• City Parks Outfitted with QR Codes Offering Fitness Tips

    by Special to The Weekly May 2015

    The Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department recently installed the first QR Fit Trail in the state at H.W. Cox Jr. Park. QR Fit Trails provide training videos to users by scanning a QR Code with a smartphone.

  • New Projects: Wehrle Innovation Center | Maryland Heights Community Center

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Charleston breaks ground this month on its Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center (above), named to reflect a $5 million contribution from the namesakes' memorial foundation. Designed by Associated Architects of Charleston, W.V., the $15.5 million project is the final piece of a $100 million campus renovation project undertaken over the past decade. Phase one will replace the existing Eddie King Gym with a new arena featuring stadium-style seating, new concessions and a walking track. Phase two will renovate the aquatic and auxiliary gymnasium areas, add racquetball courts and a climbing wall, and link the new addition to the existing fitness center. The center will also house programming space for developing innovative projects and promoting entrepreneurship.

  • New Baseball Complex Comes Up Short for Teens

    by John Martin May 2015

    Some youth baseball tournament games scheduled for the new complex at North Green River and Heckel roads have had to be moved because its fields were not built for players 13 and older.

  • Park to Include Foot Golf, and Disc Golf May Be Next

    by Clint Thomas, Charleston Gazette May 2015

    For the nontraditional golfer who'd prefer to move his or her legs more than his or her arms on the greens, a new foot golf course is coming soon to Coonskin Park to make it so. A nine-hole foot golf course is expected to open later this month at the Charleston park.

  • Florida County Needs Ball Fields Beyond Little League

    by Naples Daily News (Florida) May 2015

    The need to provide enough baseball and softball fields for youth throughout Collier County is getting some welcome attention.

  • West Palm Adds Park to Spring Training Complex Plans

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    City recreation officials Thursday will unveil a conceptual plan for the 12-acre public park that would be built at the southwest corner of the new Major League Baseball spring training site.

  • High School Infield Tree-Planting Prank Goes National

    by Staff report May 2015

    The tree at Franklin High School's baseball field was first noticed when players arrived for a doubleheader Saturday morning. The city paid to remove the tree and repair the section of the field.

  • FIFA Passed on Scotts $6M World Cup Grass Offer

    by Laken Litman, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    One of the biggest story lines leading up to this summer's Women's World Cup in Canada is that every game will be played on synthetic turf rather than grass.

  • The AB Extra: May 8

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.

  • Two Boys Hospitalized After Tree Collapse at Park

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    Two young boys in Chelsea, Mass., were hospitalized Monday night after a tree collapsed onto the playground where they had been playing.