• Guns-in-Parks Bill Clears Another Hurdle in Tennessee

    by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) April 2015

    The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday to allow handgun-carry permit holders to go armed in local parks in Tennessee despite the objections of the local governments that operate them.

  • Residents Want City to Take Over Resident-Created Park

    by Jane Ford-Stewart, Greenfield-West Allis Now April 2015

    A proposal to let the city take over the care of Kulwicki Park within its borders will be considered this month by a Milwaukee County panel that oversees park properties.

  • High School Students Push for Smoke-Free Parks

    by Elena Ferrarin, Chicago Daily Herald April 2015

    A group of students hopes that Elgin will become the first city in Kane County to ban smoking from public parks.

  • Tennessee House: Guns OK in Any Local Park

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

    The state House of Representatives approved a bill Monday night that would allow people with handgun-carry permits to go armed in any local park in Tennessee, regardless of local ordinances banning them.

  • Rec Director Seeks Input on 'Dream Playground'

    by Barbara O'Brien, News Staff Reporter March 2015

    Whether it's slides, swings or turrets, the Village of Hamburg wants to know what the most popular playground items are.

  • City's Largest Park to Get $20K Outdoor Fitness Area

    by Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) March 2015

    The city of Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department plans to add an outdoor fitness area to its largest park - a project that will be completed this summer, officials said.

  • Organized Fights at Sports Complex Concern Residents

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Residents in a Mississippi town are concerned about their safety and that of other park-users after a planned fight occurred at a sports complex, leading to the arrests of four women. 

    On March 6, police arrived at Goldin Sports Complex in Gulfport to find a large group of people brawling. The crowd dispersed once police arrived, however footage the fight was posted on various social media sites, which allowed police to identify the four women who were primarily involved. 

  • Paved Trail Network to Highlight $700K Park Upgrade

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter March 2015

    The improvement plan for Fairmount Park, in the works for five years, will include a new restroom at the east end of the park and a network of paved trails to connect the athletic fields and other equipment to the parking lots.

  • Bumps in Turf Close HS Athletic Field

    by Bill Hartlep, Pittsburgh Tribune Review March 2015

    Canon-McMillan's football field is closed until school officials and engineers determine it is again safe to play on.

  • HS Track and Field Programs Make Do Without Tracks

    by Brent W New, March 2015

    Hours before Vanguard had its first-ever track and field practice, coach Steve Read took out a spray can and made a large oval on the asphalt of the school parking lot.