Category Archives: December 2005

Everything H2O Q&A

Q: What kind of caulking are people using in their pool to seal the expansion joints on the floors as well as the walls? A: We are presently using Seka Flex 1a and Seka Flex 1sl. This seems to be a product that works well, but we are looking for products others are using that work even better. —John Webb is the park supervisor for the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and will be giving presentations on aquatics troubleshooting, facility … Continue reading

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Parks & Playgrounds Q&A

Q: Have you seen the need for a separate small dog area in dog parks? A: No. I have seen several dog parks with separate small dog areas included and have never seen a dog in them, but I have seen small dogs in the big dog areas at these same dog parks. This is not to say that a small dog area is never used, but most dog owners (big or small) want their dogs to socialize with other … Continue reading

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Sports & Fitness Q&A

Q: How can you organize a citywide campaign to get healthier? A: First of all, decide on one mission and involve everyone you can. In 2002, the Mayor’s Fitness Council was developed in collaboration with ChicagoWorksout, which is Mayor Richard M. Daley’s initiative to promote, educate and motivate healthy lifestyles for Chicagoans of all ages. This is a citywide campaign that many can relate to and recognize. It is a shared mission by all Chicago Citywide agencies, including the Mayor’s … Continue reading

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Q&A 2005

Our end-of-the-year compilation of questions and answers is always a big hit, particularly since so many of the Q&As have universal application. Furthermore, the following Q&As represent a year’s worth of troubleshooting and lessons learned, often the hard way, hands-on, with the hope that each contributor’s experience will make the way smoother for you. If you get a chance, and you’ve been helped by any of this year’s contributors to the annual Q&A feature, please drop them a line and … Continue reading

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Time

So here we are again, presenting our year-end issue. It seems like just yesterday that we started publishing Parks & Rec Business (we’re actually in our fourth year). Yeah. I know. The “seems like yesterday” line is a bit of a cliché, but danged if it isn’t too true! It’s scary true. I’ll never forget sitting at in a Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant in Aurora, Colo., with a newborn son sitting in a car seat on top of the table, blissfully … Continue reading

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