Category Archives: July 2007

Barefoot in the Park

The goal of any park agency is to build and maintain parks and facilities that are clean, well kept and inviting. One of the best ways to meet this mission is to provide green, clean turf on your sports fields, adjacent to trails and common areas and around playgrounds and pavilions. Of course, maintaining healthy turf is easier said than done, seemingly more magic and slight-of-hand than expertise. To help you pull the rabbit from the hat, here are some … Continue reading

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DreamCatcher Park

Years of planning, fundraising and construction ended on March 24 when the City of Surprise, Ariz., in conjunction with the Surprise Sundancers and Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, officially opened DreamCatcher Park–a state-of-the-art, artificial turf sports field designed to allow all populations the opportunity to play baseball and their fans to watch in the shaded comfort of stadium-style seating. Inspired by the Miracle League–a government-approved, non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for all children … Continue reading

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Building Playgrounds — Rebuilding Community

Don’t be fooled. Playgrounds aren’t simply a nice way to pass the time. They aren’t a way to keep your kids busy. Rather, they are where kids meet other kids and become friends, where moms and dads meet other moms and dads and become friends, where dog walkers meet and become friends, where Frisbee throwers gather and become friends, where the community builds new and stronger bonds and, in some cases, repairs a hurt that is slow to disappear. Such … Continue reading

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This-N-That

Letters Reasonable Man Response (A Step Ahead, May) Hi Ron, It’s a hit. Fabulous article. I am sending the magazine article through the office to ask that all of our front office people read and take a moment to absorb the info. I wonder if it would be appropriate to hand it out during public meetings???? I have seen that older does not always mean wiser when dealing with the public these days! Have a wonderful holiday weekend and thanks … Continue reading

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Product Review

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