• Zoning Board Denies YMCA's Outdoor Activities Request

    by Kate Ramunni July 2016

    For neighbors living near the Hamden-North Haven YMCA, it's been a harrowing last few years, dealing with the intrusion into their properties of the outdoor activities going on next to them. For the YMCA, their playground, basketball court and other programs taking place on the land is a natural extension of the organization's mission to provide activities for children. It was the Planning and Zoning Commission's task Tuesday night to decide whether to allow those activities to continue despite a condition of the 1967 approval that led to the construction of the facility that prohibited outside activities. No one is really sure that condition was included in the approval, but it may have had to do with the fact that the YMCA also operates an outdoor facility on Downs Road.

  • West Virginia Suing Contractors Over Leaky Rec Center

    by Charleston Gazette-Mail July 2016

    West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof. The Dominion Post of Morgantown reports that the state's flagship public university has filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court over problems with the construction of student recreation center.

  • Lawsuit: YMCA Knew About Alleged Sexual Assaults

    by Jordan Buie July 2016

    Staff at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood, Tenn., knew that one of its members had engaged in sexual assault at the facility several times and still allowed the man to continue his membership, according to a lawsuit filed this month in Williamson County Circuit Court.

  • New Projects: IU Natatorium | Morgan Academic Center | Edwards Aquatic Center

    by Emily Attwood July 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Rec Center Planned with Input from Residents

    by James Thomas Jr. July 2016

    Suffolk's Parks & Recreation department hosted a Program Charrette at the Creekside Elementary Joint Use Recreation Center to field public input on future programming at the facility.

  • Council OKs Rezoning to Allow for $8M Sports Complex

    by Telegram & Gazette July 2016

    The City Council voted Tuesday to take a first step in plans to build an $8 million commercial sports complex in West Fitchburg in an area that was zoned residential. After hearing strong opposition from neighbors, the council approved rezoning the area to create a special overlay district. It will allow commercial development in the residential area, including the building of a sports complex projected to have 10 outdoor fields and four indoor in a 100,000 square foot building. The area is off Westminster Hill Road and Victorial Lane and will be accessed through Industrial Road in the Montachusett Industrial Park.

  • $6.5M Powdersville YMCA Facility Opens

    by Mike Ellis July 2016

    Alison Pearson aims to spend several hours a day at the new Powdersville YMCA, lifting weights and doing cardio. “This is my third time this week,” she said on Wednesday. “I’m a girl who loves to lift weights, and lots of weights. And there’s a lot of girls like me now.” Pearson is part of about 300 families who joined the Y early; it has a grand opening today with a ribbon cutting.

  • Indoor Sports Complex Proposed

    by Tom Daykin July 2016

    A large indoor sports complex, featuring a soccer field, volleyball courts, sports medicine clinic and other facilities, is being proposed for Jackson.

  • Va. Beach Rec Centers to Offer Child Care

    by Robyn Sidersky June 2016

    The next time you head over to one of Virginia Beach’s recreation centers for a workout, the little ones can tag along, too. And they won’t be in your hair while you hit up the treadmill.

  • How to Make the Most of Facility Site Visits

    by Paul Steinbach June 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.