Parks and facilities

Funding for infrastructure projects continues to expand

TIPs and STIPs are acronyms for transportation improvement programs at the local and state levels of government. The formal names are ‘Transportation Improvement Program’ and ‘Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.’ They both fund transportation projects and allow for the coordination of federal, state, and local funding.
September 22, 2023

Work to start on stormwater park in Virginia Beach

Virginia – After Hurricane Matthew struck the Virginia Beach Area in 2016, the city began looking for ways to mitigate damage from stormwater. The resulting solution could also bring additional recreational amenities. City officials now plan to convert the former Bow Creek Golf
September 13, 2023

$40.6 million park in Texas city in final design phase

League City, Texas, has a new park project on the horizon. With the final design phase underway, the future Bay Colony Park is a 106-acre space providing numerous sports fields, trails, courts and green space for League City constituents. The $40.6 million
September 8, 2023

Progress continues on Seattle-area reservoir project

Washington – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is moving forward with plans for a replacement drinking water reservoir in the Bitter Lake Neighborhood. The 21-million-gallon Bitter Lake Reservoir is estimated to cost $91 million. Project design plans continue to be developed based on technical
September 6, 2023

Improvements coming to Seattle’s Elliott Bay

Washington – New pedestrian and bicycle greenways are part of a recently approved initiative to improve parks along Seattle’s Elliott Bay. The $45 million effort is being led by Elliot Bay Connections (EBC), a new partnership between the City of Seattle, the Port of
September 6, 2023

Webster Groves moves to design phase for new aquatic center

Missouri – The Webster Groves City Council is moving toward an $11 million replacement for the Webster Groves Aquatic Center. City officials hope to take the project to a bond election in April 2024. The project will include a Class B Swimming Pool,
September 6, 2023

Design phase continues on $200M Duke Energy Convention Center

Ohio – Developers are currently in the design phase and hope to have renderings available in early September for the Duke Energy Convention Center. The facility will receive an 18-month renovation.  Upgrades to the convention center are part of a $200 million project to rebuild the
August 30, 2023

Greensboro recreation complex aims for construction in 2025

North Carolina – Work is moving forward on the $75 million Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex in Greensboro. The facility would include a recreation center, library and park at one site.   Greensboro residents approved the project in 2022 by passing a $50 million
August 30, 2023

Public weighs in on future of Bay Park

Florida – The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) is underway with an initiative to redesign and expand the Sarasota Bayfront as a bustling “Canal District,” a 14-acre area complete with restaurants and social areas designed to attract walkers and boaters alike. While the first
August 30, 2023