• Milwaukee Schools to Get Playground Upgrades

    by Annysa Johnson November 2017

    As neighborhood parks go, the Columbia playfield on Milwaukee's north side isn't particularly inviting. A 2-acre fenced lot in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods, it is a sea of mostly patched asphalt with a few swings, two overused basketball courts and a weathered playset. But that's about to change. Columbia and three other playfields operated by Milwaukee Public Schools are in line for major makeovers beginning next fall in the first phase of a multimillion-dollar plan by the district to upgrade its outdoor facilities over the next decade or more.

  • New Park Planned Outside Spring Training Stadium

    by Joe Capozzi November 2017

    A new city park at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is expected to open during spring training — about a year late. The 12-acre park will be called Lincoln Park, a tribute to a now-defunct Negro Leagues field in the north end of the city that in the 1940 and '50s hosted Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson and other stars.

  • How LED is Transforming the Industry

    by AB Staff November 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Eaton's Ephesus Lighting. What is sponsored content?

  • UConn Approves $60M for Trio of New Stadiums

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    The University of Connecticut board of trustees has approved a $60 million proposal for new baseball, softball and soccer stadiums.

  • 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: National Trail Parks and Rec

    by AB Staff November 2017

    At the National Trail Parks and Recreation District in Springfield, Ohio, the staff conducts its youth sports programs with a Kids First philosophy.

  • Community Unites to Build Jogging Trail, Fitness Stations

    by Jennifer Bardoner November 2017

    With help from the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga and The Howard School's Key Club, the school now has 14 fitness stations and a 1.5-mile trail surrounding its athletic fields.

  • 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: City of Henderson, Parks and Rec Dep.

    by AB Staff October 2017

    When it comes to providing high-quality youth sports programs that kids will remember for a lifetime, the City of Henderson, Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department Sports Section in Nevada does it as well as anyone.

  • Family to Open All-Ages Jungle Gym for Fun and Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    The Bergstroms of Seminole, Fla., are turning a family hobby into a business venture.

  • How Youth Sports Tournaments Became Big Business

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Used to be your average weekend youth baseball or soccer tournament was played within miles of home, usually among teams from nearby communities. To paint it Rockwellian, Mom and Dad brought lawn chairs and a cooler packed with lunch. Grandma and Grandpa came if the weather was nice. Team entry fees were minimal and the local umps or referees got the call right most of the time.

  • Moles, Skunks Force High School Football Move

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    A high school football team is being forced out of its home field by an inundation of varmints.