Category Archives: Sports Fields

A “Love-Able” Home

For a moderately sized community with a limited municipal budget, finding funds for development, facility renovations and program expansion is a struggle–something that Salisbury Parks and Recreation knows well. In recent years, citizen involvement and advocacy have played a crucial role in providing new recreational opportunities in the North Carolina community, including the development of a new state-of-the-art tennis complex. First built in the late 1950s, the City Park Tennis Complex is situated on 41 acres of lush park land … Continue reading

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Sensory Play

Jeff Burley, adaptive recreation manager for Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, is charged with bringing sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities. So, in the fall of 2008, when he learned about a West Jordan Rotary Club project to build the county’s first Miracle League ballparks, he was enthused. He worked closely with the club and the city of West Jordan to find a site for the ballpark, fund the project and oversee the installation and programming of … Continue reading

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A Never-Ending Battle

In the last few years, the term, “home-field advantage,” has taken on a whole new meaning. With modern technologies, the athletic-sport field has advanced in durability, comfort, aesthetics and safety, particularly in high-school sports. Where athletic fields were once reserved for varsity game day, they can now support practices, competitions in various sports and physical education classes–all on the same day–thanks to synthetic-turf fields. In western New York, one of the most intense high-school football rivalries occurs between the Canisius … Continue reading

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A Community Affair

Located just east of Des Moines, Iowa, Pleasant Hill is a growing suburban community of nearly 7,000 residents. Over the past ten years, the community has experienced a growth rate of nearly 40 percent. This rise in population, coupled with increased participation in outdoor recreation programs, created a need for additional facilities in order for the city to continue providing the same level of recreation services to the community. Early discussions of a new outdoor recreation complex among various leagues, … Continue reading

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