• Parks and Rec Convention to Go On Despite Snow

    by the Telegram & Gazette March 2017

    Convention-goers at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association forged ahead with their event despite a snowstorm, and served notice that sunnier days lie ahead.

  • As Rec Participation Grows, City Mulls Facility Upgrades

    by Kirk Brown March 2017

    The number of players in Benton, S.C.'s youth baseball, basketball, football, soccer and softball leagues has increased by about 20 percent in the past two years, said Joey Lance, the city's recreation director.

  • Officials Hope Rec Space Could Draw Tournaments

    by Myron Madden March 2017

    Though Signal Mountain is still years away from meeting all its sports-field space needs, acquiring that additional recreational space could one day bring more than just sporting opportunities for the mountain's 400 baseball leaguers.

  • Local Climbing Gym Drives Popularity of Bouldering

    by Steve Ahillen March 2017

    Bouldering is big at Onsight Rock Gym in Knoxville, Tenn. The facility opened in April 2016 and has become a central hangout for the climbing community.

  • Park Officials Considering $1.8M for Synthetic Turf

    by Greg Stanley March 2017

    To lengthen sports seasons and get more daily use out of its fields, Collier County is considering a $1.8 million proposal to take out the grass on two soccer fields at North Collier Regional Park and replace it with artificial turf.

  • Skate Park to Open in Late Summer

    by Stefanie Dazio March 2017

    The skate park will cost about $300,000, with half the funds expected to come from the state, and the village footing the rest through contingency funds and a payment from the village's downtown revitalization project.

  • 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?