RECENT ARTICLES
  • Top 10 Cities for Recreation in 2017

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    Top 10 Cities for Recreation

    Source: WalletHub

  • Stunning UNC Greensboro Plaza Serves as Bioswale

    by Paul Steinbach July 2017

    The entry plaza to the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is not only beautiful but hard-working.

  • Vail Recreation District Mulls New Property Tax

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Still feeling the repercussions of the 2008 recession, and now in the midst of a state-wide housing market boom, the Vail Recreation District finds itself scraping for funds at a time when its facilities are in need of significant improvements.

  • Rec Center Playground Blaze Causes $31K in Damages

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a playground Wednesday at a St. Paul, Minn., recreation center.

    According to a report from the Star Tribune, the fire at the Baker Recreation Center caused an estimated $25,000 damage to the structure itself, and an additional $6,000 damage to a nearby building. Only metal parts of the playground’s play structure were left standing after the fire had been extinguished. The playground was a total loss but no one was hurt in the fire. 

    The official cause of the blaze was undetermined, but St. Paul fire marshall, Steve Zacard, told the Tribune the fire was “suspicious,” noting that it was “surprising” how quickly the flames grew.

    A spokeswoman for the parks department, Clara Cloyd, said the city has filed a claim with its insurance company and plans to rebuild the playground.

  • New Projects: Dickies Arena | ULM’s Brown Stadium | Atlanta United Headquarters

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • Martha’s Vineyard School Officials Choose Grass Fields

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    After a year of heated community debate, which drew large crowds in public forums and at least one threatened lawsuit, the Martha’s Vineyard High School Committee has voted unanimously to endorse a proposal to repair the district’s deteriorating athletic fields with natural grass.

  • Study: Odds of Cancer Caused by Infill One in a Million

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A $200,000 testing project to determine the safety of synthetic turf sports fields containing crumb rubber infill found that the likelihood of developing cancer due to contact with the surface is less than one in a million. 

  • City Officials Cut the Lights on Youth Baseball Game

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Pasadena Pony Baseball League’s first game of the season for youth players aged 13-14 was put on hold Monday when the city’s parks director instructed workers to turn out the lights at Gardner Field.

  • NBA Launches “Time Out Tips” for Earth Day

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This Saturday is Earth Day, and the National Basketball Association is launching an online and in-arena campaign aimed at promoting energy-use reduction in collaboration with the National Environmental Education Foundation.

  • Breakup Leaves Youth Soccer Org. Scrambling for Fields

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    When a San Pedro, Calif., youth soccer league severed ties with the American Youth Soccer Organization earlier this year, the Field of Dreams soccer complex was caught in the middle.