• County to Address Fitness, Swim Lessons, More in Master Plan

    by Dale White May 2017

    For the first time since 1975, Manatee County is assembling a "master plan" for its parks and recreation programs and facilities. An analysis of existing conditions, a look at demographic trends and more than 1,500 responses from online, website and public meeting surveys of park users are being used to create a strategy for how best to provide public parks that serve the county's 363,000 residents as well as those yet to come. By 2035, Manatee's population could exceed 500,000. "There is no one right way to do this," David Barth, a parks planning consultant, advised the County Commission on Tuesday. Every parks master plan should be tailored to the community it serves, Barth emphasized.

  • Stunning UNC Greensboro Plaza Serves as Bioswale

    by Paul Steinbach May 2017

    The entry plaza to the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is not only beautiful but hard-working.

  • New Projects: Watertown Ice Arena | Palm Beach Rec Center | Naugatuck Club Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • Agency Delays Bond Measure for New YMCA

    by Thomas J. Prohaska May 2017

    The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday delayed action until June 14 on tax-exempt bonding authority sought by the Buffalo Niagara YMCA for its new facility in the Town of Lockport.

  • Residents Support New Aquatic Center in Master Plan

    by Joseph Popiolkowski May 2017

    Should Amherst build an aquatic center? More soccer fields? More ball diamonds? Those questions and others will be answered with input from residents during an update this year of the town's Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

  • L.A. Rec and Parks Debuts Synthetic Turf Soccer Fields

    by The Daily News of Los Angeles May 2017

    L.A.'s Department of Recreation and Parks celebrated the grand opening of three new state-of-the-art synthetic turf soccer fields at Whitsett Fields Park in North Hollywood.

  • The Evolution of Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    Building a facility specifically for recreation was a novel concept when St. Louis University's campus recreation center was named an Athletic Business Facility of Merit® in 1982. In the 35 years since, the definition of "recreation" and its place in the college landscape has changed dramatically, as evidenced in AB's collective roster of Facilities of Merit.

  • Voters Reject Funding for Parks and Recreation Facilities

    by Nancy Bowman May 2017

    Unofficial totals from the Miami County Board of Elections showed 63 percent of Troy, Ohio, residents opposed and 37 percent in favor of using tax dollars to pay for a series of recreation projects.

  • U. of Wisconsin's $96.5M Rec Center Plan Approved

    by Dan Shaw May 2017

    The state Building Commission approved plans Wednesday for a roughly $96.5 million replacement of the Southeast Recreation Facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Recreation Complex Gets Tot Lot, Four Batting Cages

    by Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr. May 2017

    At an April 18 council meeting, town council agreed to match three grants which will fund additions to the Moncks Corner's Regional Recreation Complex.