RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Projects: Anderson Area YMCA | Lancaster Athletic Facility | Sporting KC Training Center

    by Emily Attwood September 2016

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

  • City Moves Forward On Rec Complex Renovation

    by Katie Ward August 2016

    With a $1.1 million bid and a four-phase plan in place, the city of Ringgold is ready to move forward with its Ringgold Recreation Complex renovation. Plans include improving and expanding parking options, fixing drainage issues on the soccer fields, and adding a Wounded Warrior Playground for people with disabilities and their families. However, funding is not yet secured and several other major projects must come before this one, officials said.

  • YMCA's Riverside Site Presents Challenges, Opportunities

    by Paul Steinbach August 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.

  • Community Center to Be Demolished for New Building

    by Lance Shearer August 2016

    Two years after Marco Island voters approved a major renovation for Mackle Park, work is starting. Soon, bulldozers and heavy equipment will reduce to rubble the community center that has hosted countless club meetings, knitting circles, canasta and mah jong games and tea parties. "This is like a knockdown of history," said Marco Island recreation supervisor Lola Dial. "Everyone on the island has used this space for 26 years. A piece of paradise is being knocked down."

  • Plans Call for Major Sports Complexes in Indiana

    by Joseph Dits August 2016

    Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes. If the plans come to fruition, northern Indiana would become home to two glistening centers that act as magnets for athletes, from soccer players to swimmers, as well as fitness buffs. Both projects, in fact, are banking on a pool fit for competitors. And both recently secured money from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative to cover some of the costs. St. Joseph County, meanwhile, has its own sports complex dreams. Visit South Bend Mishawaka is studying whether the area could support an indoor complex with a 200-meter track and basketball courts, which could be adapted for other sports. The goal: to lure travel sports teams and fill hotels. Closed and aging pools at Plymouth and Elkhart high schools, plus a shuttered YMCA, have spurred the two cities to pursue major sports complexes.

  • Plan for $15M Rec Center Sparks Concerns

    by William Kelly August 2016

    Palm Beach residents were given a forum Thursday to speak their minds and ask questions about a $15 million master plan for a new and larger recreation center at Seaview Park.

  • Is a Rec Center Project in Your Future?

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Building or renovating a recreation center can be a daunting task, especially for the rec center director who is still relatively new to the profession.

  • City Seeks $15M for Multiuse Recreation Facility

    by Sharahn D. Boykin August 2016

    The city of Xenia, Ohio is seeking $15 million to build a multiuse facility that will be used as a regional hub for recreation, education, activity, community and health in Greene County. The REACH Center, a planned 110,000 square-foot facility on South Progress Drive, is a partnership between Xenia, the Greater Dayton YMCA, Kettering Health Network, Clarke State Community College and Central State University.

  • A Look Inside UNC-Greensboro's New Rec Center

    by John Newsom August 2016

    Just walking from one end of UNC-Greensboro's new student recreation center is a workout all by itself. The place covers nearly an entire city block. It's huge.

  • Free YMCA Course Teaches Water Safety

    by Kristina Hernandez July 2016

    Teaching confidence in the water is part of a pilot program from the YMCA of the East Valley. Safety Around Water is a free, four-week course that aims to reduce the likelihood of drowning and water-related injuries by teaching children and teens to swim and to learn pool safety and what to do in an emergency.