Category Archives: April 2004

Final Four

Right about the time this is published I’ll know how poorly I picked the brackets for the annual March Madness NCAA basketball tournament. Having just finished the local basketball season as a coach for my first-grade son’s team, I feel a great deal of empathy for this year’s tournament coaches, and coaches the world over. If I learned anything from the experience it’s that your players are ready to start the season at the end of the season. They finally … Continue reading

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Maximizing Miami

With an operating budget that hovers around $12 million and more than 100 properties to maintain, Miami has its feet squarely planted in the future, and the past. As oxymoronic as that seems, the secret to Miami Parks and Recreation is to stay with and ahead of the trends while maximizing the city’s history. The trick is tying the two together effectively and consistently with the aim of providing both traditional and alternative recreation and creating more educational opportunities. Miami’s … Continue reading

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Water Sources

Editor’s Note: Parks & Rec Business magazine presents the third part in a year-long series of articles devoted to park landscaping and grounds maintenance, Landscaper’s Corner. Please let us know if there’s a subject you’d like to see covered in this series, or if you have a unique project or perspective you’d like to share with your peers. Please drop us a line at editor@northstarpubs.com. The problem with a general treatise on irrigation and water management is that conditions can … Continue reading

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Water Zones

Editor’s Note: Parks & Rec Business magazine presents the third part in a year-long series of articles that will focus on… Everything H20, from pool equipment, safety, staffing and programming to profiles and perspectives on the latest aquatics facilities, water parks and splash parks in public parks and recreation. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who has more fun with their aquatics program than Elise Knox. Knox is the aquatics manager for the city of The Colony, Texas, located … Continue reading

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Sweeping Up

Broomfield was a beneficiary of the Internet boom as thousands moved into the area to take advantage of a burgeoning Silicon-Valley like valley between Denver and Boulder. Though the boom busted, the thousands generally stayed to enjoy the climate, the views and the proximity to world-class skiing and recreation. In addition to steady housing development, the city and county of Broomfield also welcomed to its midst a shopopolis called FlatIron Crossing. These tax-dollar-generating giants helped the city realize its goal … Continue reading

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