Category Archives: August 2010

Senior Sluggers

As a former recreation-league softball coach and adult player, I have always had a passion for the game. So, in my position as program coordinator for Bedford County in Virginia, I thought there might be enough interest to create a senior adult team. After calling some folks who used to play, we advertised in local newspapers, and scheduled the first meeting and practice in April 2004. Laying Down The Rules The first order of business was to set the rules, … Continue reading

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Days Of Our Parks & Rec Lives

Editor’s Note: From the weird to the wishful, we put it out there to see what you—the industry professionals–deal with on a daily basis.We picked some of those that will make you chuckle and others that will probably make you nod with understanding. Whatever the reaction, we hope that Parks & Rec Business is the forum for sharing ideas. After all, that’s what it’s all about—helping the community and helping each other. Project Wish Lists (If Money Wasn’t An Issue) … Continue reading

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Do Unto Others

A slushy snow/rain mix poured from the sky as I drove to pick up my son Nicco at football practice. I was acting on direct orders from his mother, who was not concerned whether the coach had formally called off practice. It was simply “time he came home with the weather like this.” Fortunately, a flash of lightning took all the guesswork out of whether to cancel, and instead of merely picking up him, I suddenly had two of his … Continue reading

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A Place To Play

A family cannot enter the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center at Lincoln Park Center in Milwaukee, Wis., without screams of excitement and squeals of delight. The $8.6-million facility, which began construction in June 2008, is available for children to swim, exercise, and participate in traditional summertime activities. Named after David F. Schulz, the former county executive and Milwaukee County parks director, who championed the waterpark concept in the 1980s, the project’s construction team (comprised of Water Technology, Inc. and Graef … Continue reading

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