• Rec Commission Wants More Wow in Playground Design

    by Aleese Kopf September 2015

    Buildings in Palm Beach are known for being luxurious, exquisite and stylish -- so a playground should be no different, according to the Recreation Advisory Commission. Palm Beacher and public relations specialist Olympia Devine asked for the board's endorsement Wednesday to spearhead a fundraising effort to construct a new children's playground at the Palm Beach Recreation Center. Commissioners liked the idea but not the initial design. "I think we should shoot higher and try to create a really fantastic playground that's state of the art," said member Matthew Smith. "I look at this design and it doesn't look that much different than our existing playground."

  • Suburban Recreation Finds Creative Ways to Expand

    by Mick Zawislak September 2015

    Unlike a private business where an economic rebound can translate to reinvestment, public recreation agencies are more constrained in what they can do.

  • Residents Favor Regional Park Over Soccer Stadium

    by Greg Stanley August 2015

    Golden Gate Estates residents will get the chance Thursday night to pitch their ideas for a long-awaited park. After putting plans on hold for almost a decade, county commissioners have set aside $9 million in funding and have hired architects to design a large regional park behind the county fairgrounds near Immokalee and Oil Well roads.

  • City's Senior Center Moves Closer to YMCA Control

    by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) August 2015

    Final preparations for the Colorado Springs Senior Center's transition to the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region took another step forward this week.

  • Opinion: Tour of Rec Areas Turns Up Few Participants

    by Ida Kay Jordan August 2015

    Because of the nice weather - and the fact summer vacation is almost over - I expected to see a lot of children playing outdoors near the recreation centers and around town. Wrong!

  • Sports Park Hires Third Manger in Position's First Year

    by Susan Orr @SusanOrr August 2015

    The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired a new manager for its Deaconess Sports Park facility — the third person to hold that job since it was created a year ago.

  • Cleveland Police Donate Gym Items to Rec Center

    by Brandon Blackwell August 2015

    Cleveland police took a step to mend a broken relationship with a West Side community by delivering donated gym equipment to the recreation center where an officer fatally shot Tamir Rice in November.

  • Salt Lake City Leaders Slash $150M Park and Rec Bond

    by Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune August 2015

    There will not be a $150 million recreation bond on Salt Lake City's Nov. 3 ballot. A $99.8 million general obligation bond, however, could be put to voters.

  • Judge Rules Against Parks and Rec Employees in Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

    A Shawnee County, Kan., judge has ruled in favor of the city of Topeka in a lawsuit filed by 10 former parks and recreation employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by the 10 employees following the merger of the city’s parks and recreation department with the county of Shawnee’s parks and recreation department. The case was brought before Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca W. Crotty in April and a verdict issued last week.

  • Special Olympians Get Special Medical Attention

    by Anne Marie Walker August 2015

    The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games has just ended its run in Los Angeles, and, with around 6,500 athletes from 177 countries, it took a lot of time, preparation, resources and manpower to care for them.