Category Archives: August 2013


This-N-That   STC Searches For The Real Field of Dreams  The Synthetic Turf Council is now accepting submissions for its fifth annual Search for the Real Field of Dreams, which recognizes the power that synthetic turf has to transform communities and schools, and keep youth active, healthy and fit. The national contest is open to schools (K-12 and college), parks, businesses and public spaces in the United States and Canada that have compelling stories about the impact of their synthetic turf … Continue reading

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Dedicated To The Next Generation

Photo Courtesy Of NAYS

Recreation professionals often put in ridiculously long hours, so even the smallest gestures from youngsters in the programs can have the biggest impact. Just ask Landon Carroll, the Recreation Program Manager for the town of Holly Springs Parks & Recreation in North Carolina. “I remember working skills-assessment for a 9-10 boys soccer league,” recalls Carroll, who is in his fourth year as the recreation program manager at Holly Springs, and is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. “All of the parents … Continue reading

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Ample And Acessible

As the oldest park in the Elmhurst Park District’s holdings, WilderPark was in need of a makeover. Located in the heart of Elmhurst, Ill., the park is bordered by the Elmhurst Public Library, ElmhurstArt Museum, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts, WilderMansion, and several elementary schools. Originally constructed in 1995, the park playground became part of a larger 2011 rejuvenation project partially funded through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant. Since it is such … Continue reading

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