• 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.

  • Summer Tennis Program Provides Numbers Boost

    by Steven L. Tietz,, North Shore Now August 2015

    Brown Deer girls tennis is getting its fall season underway, and veteran Falcon coach Jim Matousek is hoping for a little bump in numbers from all the net activity that went on at the high school courts this past summer.

  • Residents Ask for Maximum Features in Spray Park

    by Tim Hrenchir. August 2015

    The idea of putting as many features as possible into a soon-to-be-built water spray park made a big splash among Topekans at a public meeting Wednesday evening at Hillcrest Community Center.