• Academy Students Create Parks and Rec Marketing

    by Kevin Trevellyan February 2017

    Idaho Falls Department of Parks and Recreation personnel collaborated with Compass Academy students to create marketing campaigns for the department's programs and services.

  • Bouldering Gym Expands Options for Growing Sport

    by Eli Francovich February 2017

    Over the last decade, indoor climbing gyms have exploded onto the fitness and business scenes. Last year, 27 new gyms opened in the U.S. representing a 7 percent increase.

  • Midnight Basketball Debuts in Milwaukee

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, city officials in Milwaukee announced plans for a Midnight Basketball League — a program designed for young men ages 17-25, with the hope of reducing violence among the age group, which has already resulted in three deaths this year.

  • AB Survey: IM Programs Growing, Diversifying

    by Paul Steinbach and Emily Attwood February 2017

    Intramural sports are a fluid game in which hard work, keen instincts and quick reactions are keys to success. If participants tire of volleyball, give them blacklight volleyball, sand volleyball or seated volleyball. Take dodgeball to the next level with extreme dodgeball or giant dodgeball. There's broomball, goalball, speedball, knockerball, flickerball, pickleball, wallyball, Wiffle Ball, arena football and two-ball soccer. Ball sports not your students' bag? How about log rolling?

  • CU Rec Makes Advances in Adaptive Programming

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The University of Colorado Recreation Center is making significant advances in the way of creating a universal community and activity hub for its diverse student population.

  • Opinion: Parks and Rec Work a Lot Like TV Show

    by Stacie Talbert Anaya February 2017

    I believe wholeheartedly in the great things that good government can do. For the Corpus Christi PARD, this manifests itself as the Gospel of Play - our belief that the solution to all of the problems in the world can begin with parks and recreation.

  • Officials Move Ahead with Parks and Rec Studies

    by Joe Napsha February 2017

    North Huntingdon officials are forging ahead with two studies of the township's needs for parks and recreation, an initiative prompted last year by residents requesting more facilities, including multi-sport athletic fields and park improvements.

  • Local Groups Struggle to Recruit Youth Sports Officials

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In the last year, finding qualified officials to work youth sports tournament games has become increasingly more difficult, according to the Sports Commission in Rochester, Minn. This makes it harder to host local tournaments, which results in fewer competition opportunities for youths.

  • Kayakers Use Indoor Pool to Prep for Warmer Weather

    by Denise Allen Membreno January 2017

    Beginner and advanced kayakers have a place they can go this winter to prepare for warmer weather, as well as learn a few techniques from fellow paddlers.

  • County, City Dispute Park Land Development

    by Sarah Peters January 2017

    The future of an 82-acre swath of untamed property in Palm Beach Gardens will be a park, but the county and city are at odds over who should develop it.