• YMCA's $5.9M TIF Request Approved

    by Crystal Thomas July 2018

    The Springfield, Ill., City Council unanimously approved one of the largest tax increment financing requests in the city’s history Tuesday night by authorizing the YMCA to use $5.9 million from two TIF districts for its new $35.7 million location in Enos Park. It will also be one of the first times the city will authorize “porting,” when a project in one TIF district draws down funds from an adjoining district. In this case, the new Y would be in the 300 block of East Carpenter Street, landing it in the Enos Park TIF. However, the Enos Park TIF expires in 2020, so the city has also set a schedule for the project to be reimbursed equally from the Central Area TIF, which is known as the downtown TIF, as well. About $250,000 will remain annually for other TIF projects in the Enos Park district.

  • New Tariffs Impacting Facilities, Equipment Prices

    by Andy Berg July 2018

    Whether you’re looking to buy a new baseball glove or build a new stadium, President Donald Trump’s trade war could be of concern.

  • How Campus Recreation Advances Social Justice Causes

    by Michael Popke July 2018

    In early May, two prospective students — Native American brothers from New Mexico — were detained by campus police on a tour at Colorado State University after a parent claimed they made her "nervous." Audio of the parent's 911 call reveals that the brothers joined the tour late, were behaving "just really odd" and wore "black clothing." News of the incident quickly went national and became another recent example of racial profiling.

  • Rec Center Set for $175K Renovation

    by Wayne Baker July 2018

    City Council approved a project to make $175,000 in upgrades and improvements to the pool and locker room areas at the Kettering Recreation Complex.

  • Claremont McKenna’s Character Wall Celebrates Diversity

    by Paul Steinbach June 2018

    Known for its business and government expertise, California's Claremont McKenna College draws students from all over the world.

  • YMCA Nears Completion of Gymnastics Facility

    by Christopher Walker June 2018

    One local YMCA branch is moving forward on the newest portion of its $14-million capital project. YMCA Mission Advancements Director Noel Filer and Joe Cronin, gymnastics director, gushed with words of encouragement when discussing the project at the Bill Bartley branch.

  • New Projects: Paso Robles Aquatic Complex | OSU Baseball Stadium | Viking Pavilion

    by Courtney Cameron June 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • Law Could Lift Gun Bans in Municipal Rec Centers

    by Ryan Quinn June 2018

    Language in a court ruling suggests the West Virginia legislation may also lift blanket bans on concealed guns in municipal recreation centers, if the state constitution isn't interpreted to maintain the bans.

  • New Products: Basketball Goal | Pool Grating | Exercise Experiences

    by Courtney Cameron June 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the June 2018 issue.

  • City Council Approves $8.5M Rec Center Expansion

    by Rick Rouan June 2018

    Columbus is expanding a South Side recreation center to include a larger fitness area and more multipurpose space for community meetings.