Recreation

Public Hearing to be Held on Proposed Miry Run Community, Recreation Facility

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Robbinville Township officials are seeking the public’s input on the proposed community and indoor recreation facility that would be constructed on the Miry Run property. The Township purchased the 158-acre Miry Run property located on Sharon Road in March 2019 for passive recreation.

The 19,200 multi-purpose community & recreation center could be designed for sports such as basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, and badminton. In addition, a community picnic pavilion would accommodate approximately 200 people and will include kitchen, outdoor grills and restrooms and a lawn-to-meadow conversion area that will feature a nesting habitat.  In addition to the

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Southold Town recreation department introduces park passport

You know all of the local beaches. 

But now, Southold’s recreation department is inviting you to discover local parks and hiking trails as part of a new Park Passport program.

Recreation department supervisor Janet Douglass unveiled the program during a Town Board work session Tuesday.

Community members will be able to print a passport booklet or pick one up from the recreation department that highlights seven parks and preserves across the North Fork. Participants can then visit and hike, collecting a badge sticker from a kiosk along the trail

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Boulder Parks and Recreation services to remain limited over the summer

Boulder Parks and Recreation will reduce service levels over the summer as a result of continued challenges with funding, staffing and visitation levels.

Further, after a year of high use at its outdoor facilities, Boulder Parks and Recreation plans to focus its resources at the city’s parks, outdoor pools, the Flatirons Golf Course and the Boulder Reservoir.

The renovated Scott Carpenter Pool is open and can be reserved for lap swims. The Scott Carpenter Pool leisure features, the Spruce Pool and the Boulder Reservoir peak season amenities, including the swim beach and the Driftwind restaurant in the new Visitor Services

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Esports gaming room coming to Muskegon park as youth recreation interests change

MUSKEGON, MI – A different kind of sport is coming to a city park in Muskegon.

An esports video gaming room is planned for the community building at Smith Ryerson Park in the city’s Jackson Hill neighborhood.

The room will be turned into an esports center where groups and organizations can hold competitions, workshops and other community programs centered on video gaming.

The idea is to attract young people who are not as much into traditional recreational sports programming as they are video gaming.

Gaming rooms are becoming popular on college campuses where teams and clubs compete. The University of

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Michigan trust fund distributing $37.8 million in recreation grants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Michigan Trust fund will distribute $37.8 million in grants for recreation throughout the state.

The bipartisan bill HB 4469 was signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday.

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants will be split among 76 recreation projects and land purchases, the Governor’s office said in a release.

It will help pay for trail systems, acquisition of public land and development projects across Michigan for outdoor activities such as fishing, biking and hiking.

The grant includes seven development projects and nine acquisition projects in West Michigan, including $5 million for the acquisition

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Timed-entry pass system coming to popular Colorado fourteener amid increase in outdoor recreation

According to the USDA Forest Service, the year of 2020 brought a 200 percent increase in outdoor recreation across Colorado’s northern Front Range, which included a large number of first-time trailgoers and campers.

With so many people headed to Colorado’s natural areas, parking issues, long lines, irresponsible camping, and crowded trails became major pain points for those maintaining the space. As a result, managers of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, along with Pawnee National Grassland, are looking into new strategies to that will encourage more responsible use. This will most likely mean a number of limitations and changes being put

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