Category Archives: August 2003

Water Tap

Effective water resource management is quickly becoming the most important environmental issue of many municipalities throughout the country. It is no secret that turf grass, a living organism, needs water to survive, but are we managing our turf areas wisely to ensure we are providing enough water without wasting this precious resource? There is no set answer to the question: “How much water does turf grass need?” Due to many variables — like turfgrass species or cultivar, soil texture, soil … Continue reading

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The Skatepark Decision, Part 8

Some people are very particular about how they squeeze their toothpaste. Others could care less. When these two worlds collide you have what is known as the toothpaste tube phenomenon. It’s amazing that this phenomenon hasn’t received more mainstream press coverage. You won’t see it on 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes II, Dateline, 20/20 or even Extra. So consider this an exclusive… To understand the toothpaste tube phenomenon and how it relates to parks and recreation, a couple of things need … Continue reading

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Coastal Renewal

There are often ongoing and well-established programs that can be overlooked simply because they’ve been around and people figure the funds are already allocated. However, many of these programs get additional cash infusions or something comes along that creates funding opportunities for parks and recreation districts. Recently, we found an outlet for districts with coastlines. First, some background… The Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) is authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 and supports states through financial assistance … Continue reading

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Avoiding Overexposure

There are rumblings that skin cancer could cause the next rash of litigation as employees who work in the sun sue their employers when they get skin cancer. The first actions have already begun in California, while in Florida at least one school district is making shade and sun protection a priority. The pressure is mounting for all groups who have employees, volunteers and people under their care who are exposed to the sun to provide adequate sun protection. Then … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life

Parks & Rec Business celebrates its first anniversary with this issue. I didn’t really give it much thought until I found myself rolling over the copy on top of our Contents page to Volume 2, Issue 1. The rollover prompted two contradictory thoughts… Has it already been one year since we premiered this magazine? And, has it only been one year? As that great philosopher Steve Miller once penned, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future.” This is … Continue reading

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