• AB Show 2016: A Recreation Rundown

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    An abundance of sunshine made up for the slight chill in the air as AB Show attendees boarded the bus to University of Central Florida. Undeterred by the 7:30 am start time, the mix of tourists hailed from as far as Hawaii (5 hours behind) and Taipei (13 hours behind!) and was excited to see what Central Florida had to offer.

  • Town to Present Revised Rec Center Plan

    by Aleese Kopf November 2016

    Town officials hope to work toward a consensus with Palm Beach residents opposed to the further elimination of "green space" today when they present revised plans for a new recreation center at Seaview Park.

  • YMCA Receives $110K Grant for Outdoor Education Center

    by Sun Journal November 2016

    The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston recently received a $110,000 grant from the Island Foundation to further develop its Outdoor Education & Learning Center in Auburn.

  • Maine County Opens $7.5M Community Center

    by Anthony Brino November 2016

    Presque Isle celebrated the grand opening of the new Sargent Family Community Center on Oct. 29, kicking it off with a performance by the high school Band.

  • Pike YMCA Pairs with VA to Serve Vets

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In 2018, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will partner with the Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center to open a new location in Pike Township near the downtown VA to enhance outpatient services. It will be the first YMCA in the country to offer customized space and services for veterans.

  • Marine Vet Sues YMCA, Claims Org Pushed Him Out

    by Louis Casiano Jr. November 2016

    A Marine veteran and personal fitness trainer who developed a military-style obstacle course for the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA alleges in a lawsuit filed last month that the organization pushed him out of their partnership, failed to share profits and fired him after he suffered a back injury.

  • What Role Should Social Equity Play in Facility Planning?

    by Stephen Springs November 2016

    This month, I will conclude my exploration of the ways in which the National Recreation and Park Association’s three pillars can be incorporated into the facility design process. Conservation was first, followed by health and wellness. Now comes social equity.

  • How Support Spaces Can Enhance Efficiency, Security, Growth and Branding

    by David Malushizky November 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.

  • Texas Tech Converts Racquetball Courts to Fitness Area

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    In keeping with the trend on college campuses of upcycling run-down or underused spaces to accommodate engaging fitness experiences, Texas Tech University has repurposed two of its original twelve racquetball courts into a 1600-square-foot functional fitness training facility.

  • Officials: New Rec Center Could Boost Local Economy

    by Erin Blasko November 2016

    ELKHART -- Officials here say a new $50 million to $60 million health, wellness and aquatics center would help advance efforts to revitalize the area east of downtown and provide a boost to the local economy.