• Columbus to Continue Recreation Plan Sans Browns

    by Rick Rouan January 2017

    The Cleveland Browns won't be bringing their training camp to Columbus, but the city and Franklin County aren't giving up on a plan for joint programming at a recreation center.

  • School Running Club Pairs Physical, Social Exercise

    by Telegram & Gazette January 2017

    At lunchtime, the lobby of Dr. Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School fills with a swarm of girls and boys walking into the cafeteria. The walls are plastered with motivational sayings, student artwork and plaques showcasing student achievements. But at the end of the school day, the pace for 15 of the school’s female students picks up considerably, as they pursue achievements of a different sort and extend their motivation through a new school program. Girls on the Run is an after-school running club and part of a national initiative that incorporates physical activity with social and emotional exercises. Sullivan has one of the first GOTR teams in the Worcester Public Schools along with Elm Park Community School.

  • New Fields Lead to Youth Soccer Club Boom

    by Allison Steele January 2017

    On Saturday, when the Camden (N.J.) Youth Soccer Club's indoor winter season begins, about 90 children are expected to be in attendance, nearly double the number in the indoor program when it started two years ago.

  • Palm Beach Rec Department Revenue Soars

    by Aleese Kopf January 2017

    A record year at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course and an upswing in revenue at the Town Docks helped the town's Recreation Department bring in a profit of more than $2.5 million last year.

  • New Recreation Proposal Considered

    by Nancy Burr December 2016

    It didn't take long for supporters of a proposed temporary Troy tax to pay for enhanced recreation facilities to resurface after a property-tax request was pulled at the last minute from the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • County Officials Revoke Club’s Rights to Field Lights

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Last Thursday, local officials in Harrison County, Miss., sent a message to the constituents of the South Mississippi Soccer Club by turning off the field lights, effectively halting practice and enforcing the value of resource frugality.  

  • Soccer Club, Health System Partner, Target Concussions

    by Katie Demeria December 2016

    FC Richmond and health system Sheltering Arms have implemented a new baseline concussion test that all FC Richmond travel athletes must complete.

  • Rebuilt W. Philly Playground of Model of More to Come

    by Dan Geringer December 2016

    The city's Parks and Recreation Department said the refurbished park "sets a new bar for what should not be the exception but the norm in communities like West and North Philadelphia."

  • County Welcomes New Parks and Rec Director

    by Clint Thomas December 2016

    Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission Executive Director Jarrod Dean sees a bright future for the county in his new role, with plenty of respect included for Putnam's past. Dean, 36, became the PCPRC executive director on Nov. 7, having worked previously in the executive branch of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. "I was born and raised in Huntington and worked in Charleston for a little while, he said last week. "After my wife and I got married, we moved to Putnam County. One of the reasons was because the county has such a good school rating. We've lived here for about four years. "My background is in engineering project management. I did sales and development for several structural steel fabrication companies, plus their economic development and a lot of construction stuff.

  • Rec Dept. Hires 'Skateguards’ to Monitor Ice Rink

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    The ice rink at Canton Recreational Pavilion in Watertown, N.Y., has gotten so popular that the recreation department has had to hire “skateguard” supervisors to keep order during open skate hours.