• City Expands Park Alcohol Sales, Lifts Restrictions

    by Katlyn Smith March 2015

    Taking a page from Ravinia, Heritage Park in Wheeling will sell beer and wine at the new performance pavilion, where visitors will bring picnics to concerts and theater productions.

  • Girl Used Sports as Weapon Against Bullying

    by Sam Mellinger, The Kansas City Star March 2015

    KANSAS CITY — One of the toughest 12-year-olds you likely are to know is sitting on a couch in the place that saved her life. Her name is Claire. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas, with her father, mother, older brother and younger sister.

  • 'Parks and Recreation' Sitcom a Valuable Reminder

    by Evansville Courier & Press (Indiana) March 2015

    For all the shenanigans and silliness that made up the series, "Parks" also showed how a city riddled with socioeconomic issues could change for the better.

  • City Welcomes $22K Donation for Youth Baseball Program

    by Tim Eberly February 2015

    When Norfolk started a youth baseball program geared toward predominantly black communities a decade ago, some children would show up wearing jeans and without baseball gloves.

  • Anti-Bullying Policy Coming to Nashville Parks?

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    In an effort to align with the city's public school district, Nashville's Metro Parks and Recreation has proposed an anti-bullying policy of its own.

  • First-Year Rec Center Becomes New Community Hub

    by Lauren Donovan, Bismarck Tribune February 2015

    In less than a year, Williston's $76 million rec center has become the hub of the community’s recreational and social life.

  • YMCA Only Bidder in Request to Take Over Senior Center

    by Jakob Rodgers, February 2015

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region could soon take over operation of the Colorado Springs Senior Center, city officials announced Thursday.

  • Tampa Parks and Rec Doubles Camp Programming

    by From staff reports February 2015

    Summer camp may seem but a dream to kids trying to stay warm this chilly week, but when it does come, there will be more of it available in Tampa.

  • Moving Rec, Aquatics One Option for YMCA Branch

    by SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer February 2015

    The YMCA could swap its Turner Street location for a state-of-the-art aquatics and fitness center with room for 5,000 members in Lewiston's Bates Mill No. 5, according to a plan being put together by YMCA CEO Steven Wallace.

  • Park Board Vows to Fight Refurbishment of Ice Arena

    by Paula J. Owen, TELEGRAM GAZETTE STAFF February 2015

    The Board of Park Commissioners said it will take matters into its own hands to try to legally stop Fitchburg State University from demolishing the inside of the Landry Arena and refurbishing it into a non-ice skating facility if city officials do not take immediate action.