• 2016 Facilities of Merit: Vale Health & Wellness Centre

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Vale Health & Wellness Centre | Port Colborne, Ont.

  • Incorporating Conservation into Rec Facility Design

    by Stephen Springs September 2016

    Proud members of any organization often like to cite that particular group’s mission statement. But actually operating in accordance with those objectives and goals can be a little tougher.

    Take, for example, the National Recreation and Park Association, which promotes three pillars designed to help its members positively impact the communities they serve. They are:

    1. Conservation
    2. Health and Wellness
    3. Social Equity

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: George S. Eccles Student Life Center

    by AB Staff September 2016

    George S. Eccles Student Life Center | University of Utah

  • Minnesota Advancing Facility Plan Despite Site Concerns

    by Brian Johnson September 2016

    The University of Minnesota is proceeding with plans for a new track and field facility and relocation of existing recreational facilities, despite concerns that the project requires demolishing historically relevant grain elevators. In a request for proposals, the U of M is seeking design-build services for the $19 million project, which includes a competition-worthy track complex and a new home for an existing “sports bubble” and athletic fields on the East Bank campus in Minneapolis. The two-phase project is scheduled for completion by Aug. 31, 2018. The plans are expected to go before the university’s Board of Regents next month.

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: Chaska Curling and Event Center

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Chaska Curling and Event Center | Chaska, Minn.

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center Renovation & Addition | University of Portland

  • YMCA Program Teaches Water Safety

    by Special to The Weekly September 2016

    Children were busy at the YMCA at Schilling Farms this summer learning about water safety. Thanks to a grant from the Collierville Community Fund this past year about 600 children have gone through the “Safety Around Water program” at the Y.

  • YMCA Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign for New Facility

    by Laurence Hammack September 2016

    Having secured nearly three-fourths of the $10 million they need, organizers of a new YMCA in Botetourt County launched a public fundraising campaign Wednesday to push the project across the finish line.

  • New Gymnasium Offers Community Access to Sports

    by Mirin Fader September 2016

    The Ladera Sports Center, which sits on about 4 acres on Terrace Road just south of Crown Valley Parkway and Antonio Parkway, will give families in Ladera, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and other South County communities a local alternative to gyms in Anaheim or Irvine.

  • Robbery Leaves Youth Football Team Without Equipment

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    A southeast Washington, D.C., recreation center was ransacked over the weekend, thieves making off with thousands of dollars in equipment and leaving a youth football team without the gear they need to play.