• Buffalo Leagues to See Increased Field-Use Fees

    by Deidre Williams April 2017

    The city raised the rental fee to use the parks to $200, from $100. The increase is not just for summer sports but for all adult sports teams that use the city's parks, said Andrew R. Rabb, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets.

  • Groundbreaking Held for West Virginia Park Improvements

    by Ali Schmitz April 2017

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday at Valley Park to celebrate the beginning of a multi-million-dollar expansion. Local and state officials, as well as community members, attended the event.

  • Outdoor Park Gets Fitness Upgrade, Thanks to Students

    by Lulu Ramadan April 2017

    Atlantic High School seniors Christelle Singh and Talia Vessal wanted to leave their mark on Delray Beach before heading to college. If you call redesigning a Delray Beach parks leaving a mark, they've done it.

  • Charity to Recycle Used Playground Equipment

    by Chicago Daily Herald April 2017

    Lake Ellyn Park is getting brand-new playground equipment. And the equipment that's been in the park since it was installed in 1991 is going to a new home.

  • Home Run Balls Terrorize the Neighbors

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The youth league baseball fields owned by the Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, Calif., have been reported to the city for endangering the neighbors with escaped baseballs. The smaller of the two fields, located at the edge of church property, directly faces a line of private back yards, where home run baseballs frequently land.

  • More Rowing Events Could Come to Tennessee Venue

    by USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee; Steve Ahillen March 2017

    OAK RIDGE - Excuse Jim Rogers if he feels a little like a teenager who just got his first credit card. "The eighth lane is sweet," said Rogers, regatta chairman for the Oak Ridge Rowing Association. The $598,000 project to add an eighth lane to the rowing venue at Melton Hill Lake, completed March 1, opens up a lot of options.

  • Lack of Snow Hits Winter Recreation Programs

    by Jessie Van Berkel March 2017

    Warm weather means fewer aspiring skiers and snowboarders signing up for lessons in St. Paul parks. The lack of snow and cold leads to a drop in participation at parks that costs cities and counties thousands of dollars.

  • Park District Installs Plastic Tennis Court in Trial Run

    by Matt Trowbridge March 2017

    The Rockford (Mass.) Park District laid a plastic court made of square plastic tiles. Each tile has a pattern of 16 squares by 16 squares, and the court inside the lines is 92 blue tiles long and 52 tiles wide with many more tiles, in green, outside the lines.

  • Commission Weighing Millions for Recreation Upgrades

    by Greg Stanley March 2017

    The slew of upgrades to Collier County's park system is set to continue Tuesday. Collier County commissioners will be asked to approve a $10 million deal to build swimming pools at Eagle Lakes Community Park in East Naples. The same day, they'll be asked to: Spend $2 million to convert two grass soccer fields in North Naples to artificial turf.

  • Greensboro Set to Host Youth Baseball Tournament

    by Jeff Mills March 2017

    The Inner City Classic is coming back to the Gate City. The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League announced Wednesday that Greensboro will host the organization's 27th annual signature event at city Parks & Rec baseball diamonds July 14-18.