• $3.5M Rec Center Expansion to Be Complete in July

    by Kevin D. Thompson April 2016

    For years, the City Council has had lengthy discussions -- and a few debates -- about the planned community center expansion project that would add more space to the 12,439-square-foot center on Swain Boulevard.

  • Officials: Construction of YMCA Misuse of County Land

    by Mark Niesse; Staff April 2016

    DeKalb County may be required to buy new park land to compensate for building a YMCA on property bought with federal money meant for outdoor recreation.

  • Youth Sports Association Revised Facility Plan Pays Off

    by AB Staff March 2016

    Abilene Youth Sports Authority stuck with a plan, though it tweaked it, and its goal may be coming to fruition.

  • YMCA Offers Free Water Safety Program

    by Frances Parrish March 2016

    More than 30 children splashed around in the pool and squealed in excitement as they held onto the wall and kicked their legs in the water. Six Anderson Area YMCA swim instructors and volunteers kept watch over the young people who were learning the basics of swimming Monday afternoon.

  • Palm Beach Rec Centers Offer Kids Sports Opportunities

    by Bill Meredith March 2016

    Near the entrance to the Cabana Colony residential development in Palm Beach Gardens, a former fire station provides area 8- to 17-year-olds with opportunities that include homework assistance and recreational sports.

  • City Council to Consider Indoor Sports Facility

    by Brooke Crum March 2016

    The Abilene City Council could move forward with the construction of an indoor sports facility by entering into an agreement with Abilene Youth Sports Authority on Thursday. If approved, the partnership would put the city at about $10 million away from having a new indoor sports facility in Grover Nelson Park. AYSA, a nonprofit, is requesting to build a 55,000-square foot facility in the park and asking the city to fund site development and infrastructure improvements that could cost up to $1.67 million. AYSA would be responsible for raising $8.5 million to construct the building.

  • Revised Sports Complex Plan Calls for Two Inflatable Domes

    by Thomas J. Prohaska March 2016

    The original single dome was to cover an area large enough for two football fields and six basketball courts, Planning Board chairman Walter D. Garrow said. Now, there will be one field and three courts under each bubble.

  • YMCA, Proposed Library Spark Debate Over Park Land Use

    by Mark Niesse March 2016

    DeKalb County shouldn't have built a YMCA at Wade Walker Park near Stone Mountain because the land was partly purchased with federal funds dedicated for outdoor recreation, a state agency concluded last year.

  • City Announces Plans for New Aquatics and Rec Center

    by Deseret Morning News March 2016

    Mayor Kim Rolfe has announced the city has approved an agreement with an architectural firm to design a new aquatics and recreation center at Ron Wood Park, 5900 West and New Bingham Highway.

  • New Rec Center Will Double Size of Current One

    by Mark Sommer March 2016

    The new $6.1 million Seneca-Babcock Community Center will be built at 82 Harrison St., a quarter-mile from its current location at 1168 Seneca St. Construction is expected to begin this summer