Category Archives: June 2013

The Aftermath Of Park Projects

Avoid problems after the ribbon-cutting through open communication. 
Photo Courtesy Of Hitchcock Design Group

In the not-so-distant-past, a park project took a familiar path to become a reality. Leadership gathered to build a consensus on project priorities for the coming year. After careful consideration, Park X—the aging flagship park—was selected. The budget was set, based on the last neighborhood park completed, and the green light was given to proceed. Once the director initiated the project and provided background and program definition to the design team, other leaders were included as needed. Community input was … Continue reading

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Focusing On Fun

Photo Courtesy Of NAYS

Youngsters participating in sports programs at the Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department in Kentucky will never complain about being bored. Department Director Chris Truelock makes sure of that. “Last season, we dedicated ourselves to ensuring that fun in our youth-sports programs was paramount, and we refused to continue to offer the same, old, standard sports leagues,” says Truelock, who took over at the start of 2012 after 18 years at the Bloomington (Ind.) Parks and Recreation Department. “We wanted much more … Continue reading

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