• Nebraska Adventure Center Supports Exterior Climbing Wall

    by Paul Steinbach October 2015

    "Everybody keeps pushing the edges on these buildings," says Al Oberlander, principal and COO at Des Moines, Iowa-based RDG Planning & Design.

  • Club Rebrand Leads to Increased Profits

    by Jane Roberts September 2015

    Eileen Joe is such a devotee of the Germantown Athletic Club, she ’s there 30 or 40 minutes before her first class every day, just to take in the vibe. “The group classes are fantastic. They have lots of morning classes, lots of evening classes. I take three classes every day, yoga, Pilates, cardio kickboxing ...” she says, ticking off her favorites. “They change up the schedule, and the instructors are excellent.” Truth is, as a Silver Sneakers member, a senior citizen with gym privileges through her insurance, Joe has a choice of a half-dozen participating gyms within 5 miles of her home, and Germantown officials know it.

  • Town Delays Rec Center Repairs Until Next Year

    by Jen Lynds BDN Staff September 2015

    Town councilors have opted to postpone fixing substantial damage to a block wall at the venerable Gentle Memorial Building until the spring of 2016.

  • Commission to Weigh 120-Acre Sports Complex

    by D'Ann Lawrence White September 2015

    Consultants charged with determining whether Pasco County should build its own large-scale youth sports complex near Wiregreass Ranch will present their initial findings to the Pasco County Commission at Tuesday's board meeting.

  • After 10 Years of Legal Barriers, Sports Complex Opens

    by Katie McKellar September 2015

    City officials and representatives from Real Salt Lake celebrated the grand opening of the Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex Friday.

  • Plans for Massive Youth Sports Complex Unveiled

    by The Colorado Springs Gazette September 2015

    A plan to build an approximately 110-acre complex is envisioned as a premier venue for sports such as baseball, soccer, softball, lacrosse and basketball that will attract youth athletes from throughout the country.

  • 'Penny' Fund Priorities Change to Add $2.6M Rec Center

    by Mark Schantz September 2015

    By a narrow margin, the city council changed its Penny for Pinellas funding priority list to add $2.58 million to build a new Morningside Recreation Center. In a 3-2 vote, council members Doreen Hock DiPolito and Bill Jonson voted against amending the city's five-year spending priorities. Mayor George M. Cretekos, Hoyt Hamilton and Jay Polglaze voted in favor.

  • Survey Reveals Security Practices at Public Rec Centers

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    In May 2013, the City of Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation released a report titled "Safety in Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Centers." The 15-member commission's work was spurred by a spate of security-related incidents — ranging from shootings and robberies to trespassing and vandalism — in the city's rec facilities during the summer of 2011.

  • New Projects: Kalamazoo College | Gunlock Performance Center | Windsor Recreation

    by Emily Attwood September 2015

    Breaking Ground

    Miami University broke ground last month on Gunlock Family Athletic Performance Center (above). Overlooking Yager Stadium's north end zone, the facility will provide a team locker room, a weight room, coaches' offices, an auditorium and meeting rooms for the football grogram. The design, by HOK of Kansas City, Mo., also includes a state-of-the-art sports medicine and rehabilitation center that will serve all student-athletes. Set to open by fall 2016, the $7 million facility connects Yager Stadium to the Miami Indoor Sports Center, which opened this past winter.

  • Opinion: Tour of Rec Areas Turns Up Few Participants

    by Ida Kay Jordan August 2015

    Because of the nice weather - and the fact summer vacation is almost over - I expected to see a lot of children playing outdoors near the recreation centers and around town. Wrong!