• Committee Considers New Senior Fitness Center

    by Sarah Terry-Cobo December 2016

    Most MAPS 3 subcommittee members are in favor of considering a fifth senior wellness center in Oklahoma City. Committee member Terri Watkins said she wasn't yet convinced adding a fifth wellness center should be a priority.

  • Blog: How Holistic Planning Became the Rock of Rec Center Design

    by Stephen Springs December 2016

    As we enter 2017, the distance between the field house template and the community recreation center seems further than ever. And as battles over facility space vs. green space intensify in active communities such as Palm Beach, Fla. — and when revenue from local (and legal) marijuana sales in Aurora, Colo., might be earmarked for a new community recreation center — you know the planning and design process is still dramatically evolving. 

  • Plan for Smaller Rec Center Gains Support

    by Aleese Kopf December 2016

    Friends of Recreation, the group helping raise money for a new Palm Beach Recreation Center, asked Tuesday for the Town Council's support to build a one- story, 15,000-square-foot center instead of a two-story, 23,000- square-foot center.

  • Rebuilt W. Philly Playground of Model of More to Come

    by Dan Geringer December 2016

    The city's Parks and Recreation Department said the refurbished park "sets a new bar for what should not be the exception but the norm in communities like West and North Philadelphia."

  • Council May Seek Taxpayer Support for Rec Projects

    by Nancy Bowman December 2016

    Troy City Council, which pulled a proposed property tax for recreation projects from the Nov. 8 ballot at the last minute, will consider a request to put before voters in May a 0.25-percent income tax for those recreation projects plus, possibly, a second sheet of ice near Hobart Arena

  • Wilmington YMCA to Be Renamed After Major Donation

    by Ashley Morris December 2016

    The Wilmington Family YMCA announced Monday it received a sizable donation to the organization'ss capital campaign. Oaz Nir, the son of longtime YMCA Healthy Living Director Dalia Nir, pledged $2 million toward renovating the existing YMCA facility at 2710 Market St.

  • Soccer Fan Calls Police over Field Fight

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    On Sunday night, a spectator of a local soccer game in Waukesha, Wis., called the authorities after witnessing a physical fight break out between the players of opposing teams, according to a police report.

  • Product Spotlight: Indoor Sports Surfaces

    by AB Staff December 2016

    Indoor sports surfacing products as seen in the November/December 2016 issue of Athletic Business:

  • YMCA Plans to Open Branch in Former Gold's Gym Location

    by Treva Lind December 2016

    YMCA of the Inland Northwest plans to open a South Hill branch by mid-December, after agreeing to buy the business assets of a Gold's Gym operation in the area.

  • Commissioner Outlines Plan for Fields, Courts and More

    by Sam Sentelle December 2016

    A new, 30,000-square-foot community center is planned for Valley Park in the present parking area between Putnam Commons and the Waves of Fun water park.