• Minneapolis Park Seeks Space for All Users

    by STEVE BRANDT; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    With golfers, cross-country skiers, mountain bikers, tubers and snowboarders all jostling for space at Wirth Park, Minneapolis park officials will share two alternatives for better separating competing uses.

  • More Than 300 Volunteers Help Improve Center

    by Hannah Winston Palm Beach Post Staff Writer January 2015

    Carol Clinton, the executive director of the Lake Worth West Community Center, said she's amazed how the little community center and old park at the end of Vermont Avenue exploded with life and color Saturday.

  • Race Relocates to New City, Saving $2,500 in Fees

    by Alissa Mejia January 2015

    When the city of Corpus Christi increased its event fees for traffic and police a couple of years ago, many short races adapted by containing their courses entirely within the boundaries of parks, eliminating the need for traffic plans.

  • Age Violations Land Youth Football Group on Probation

    by Doug T. Graham January 2015

    The Buffalo Grove youth football organization was placed on a two-year probation after five players on a 6- to 8-year-old team were found to be older than their paperwork stated.

  • Lighting Request Another Sign of Pickleball's Popularity

    by John Reynolds, Staff Writer January 2015

    An effort is under way to add lights to the pickleball courts at Iles Park to accommodate the growing interest in the sport.

  • Sports Complex to Complete Amenities at Park

    by Submitted Caffrey & Associates January 2015

    Developer Kitson & Partners has begun construction of a three-acre Sports Complex and a south entry gate at Talis Park in North Naples.

  • Community Center to Increase Fees Up to 26 Percent

    by Patrick O'Grady Valley News Correspondent January 2015

    The Claremont City Council on Wednesday night approved a new fee schedule that includes increases in some of the rates for the community center between 6 and 26 percent.

  • Minnesotans Against Idea of Sledding Ban in Parks

    by MARY LYNN SMITH; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015

    Fearing potential lawsuits, a town in Iowa banned sledding in all but two of its 50 parks, news that has some Minnesotans shaking their heads and vowing not to put the skids on sledding.

  • Boston Olympic Bid Brings Fear of Eminent Domain Use

    by RICHARD WEIR January 2015

    Should Boston ultimately be tapped to host the 2024 Summer Games, the use of eminent domain will be a tempting option to help clear prized land for Olympic venues, but deploying it, warns a legal expert, could cause disastrous ripple effects with lasting economic harm.

  • Maine Winter Sports Center Seeks $20M Endowment

    by Aislinn Sarnacki BDN Staff January 2015

    The Maine Winter Sports Center, in response to losing its chief source of funding last winter, has announced it is redefining its mission and launching a $20 million endowment campaign to support its programs well into the future.