• Residents: Proposed Rec Center Swallows Green Space

    by Aleese Kopf October 2016

    The town's proposal for a new recreation center is too big and takes away too much green space, residents and Architectural Commission members told staff Wednesday. Recreation Director Beth Zickar and the town's team of architects appeared before the commission for the first time to seek approval to demolish the existing Palm Beach Recreation Center on Seaview Avenue and replace it with the Morton and Barbara Mandel Community Center. Commissioners approved demolition of the one-story, 12,000- square-foot structure built in 1985 but deferred architectural plans for the new two-story, 32,204-square-foot center. Commissioners, and dozens of residents, want the town to eliminate and/or reduce the size of the buildings, especially the gymnasium, and to keep a grass field on the north side of the property near the Seaview Avenue entrance.

  • District Approves $36M Sports Complex

    by Joie Tyrrell October 2016

    Residents of the Farmingdale school district voted to pass a $36 million bond to create Long Island's first community-focused public school sports complex and aquatic center.

  • Rec Center Set to Transform Community College

    by Teya Vitu October 2016

    The great outdoors is coming indoors for North Idaho College as construction proceeds in Coeur d’Alene on a $7.9 million, 30,000-square-foot student wellness and recreation center.

  • Designing Health and Wellness Space Into Rec Centers

    by Stephen Springs October 2016

    Last month, I wrote about ways in which the National Recreation and Park Association’s three pillars can be incorporated into the facility design process. Conservation was first; next, we’ll highlight design opportunities for health and wellness, NRPA’s second — and arguably most urgent ­­— pillar.

  • Youth Tournament Venue Goes Before Commission

    by Michael J. Williams October 2016

    The Inland area could become a destination for youth volleyball, basketball and other sports tournaments if a plan for a huge sports complex in Lake Elsinore is realized. The proposed Lake Elsinore Diamond Sports Center would feature about 520,000 square feet of indoor floor space split between two levels. The center is targeted for 23 acres abutting the north side of The Diamond minor-league baseball stadium.

  • New Projects: Virginia Tech Baseball | Lehman YMCA | Exposition Park

    by Emily Attwood October 2016

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

  • New Rec Center Means Demolition for Old Facility

    by Anthony Brino October 2016

    As Presque Isle's new community center gets ready to open this month, the longtime rec center and the home of much history is set to be demolished. The new Sargent Family Community Center is hosting a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 29, and will be up and running with programs there as of Monday, Oct. 31, according to Presque Isle recreation and parks director Chris Beaulieu.

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: Warrior Recreation Center

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Warrior Recreation Center | University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: Vale Health & Wellness Centre

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Vale Health & Wellness Centre | Port Colborne, Ont.

  • Incorporating Conservation into Rec Facility Design

    by Stephen Springs September 2016

    Proud members of any organization often like to cite that particular group’s mission statement. But actually operating in accordance with those objectives and goals can be a little tougher.

    Take, for example, the National Recreation and Park Association, which promotes three pillars designed to help its members positively impact the communities they serve. They are:

    1. Conservation
    2. Health and Wellness
    3. Social Equity