Category Archives: March 2006

Recreation: Tell The Story

Wanted: Recreation Leaders “For the extraordinary individual who wants more than a job, this is a unique career. A way of life that will challenge the deepest resources of your intelligence, self-reliance, and responsibility. It demands an adventurous spirit…a forceful personality…superior intellectual ability…toughness of mind…a high degree of integrity. It takes special skills, professional discipline and resourcefulness to produce results.” If you are a professional recreator you have my greatest respect for you possess many of the attributes mentioned above. … Continue reading

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Turf Network

A good portion of my career has been spent growing turf on golf courses all over the country except for a short time when I worked at a university. There I oversaw the grounds operations, including the athletic fields used for club level and collegiate games. Many of you reading this article deal with the same problems I have. Whether you are from a wealthy community, school district, park or camp, trying to manage field turf for quality playing conditions … Continue reading

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Up In The Air

Like all my backyard projects, it started small. Just a few holes in the ground, some cement, a post or two and voila, a tree house. Reality was, of course, something quite different. I dug the holes, placed the poles and cemented them in. Three days later (seven earlier then recommended on the back of the bag, but you can only hold three kids off for so long) the whole Auth clan hit the backyard cutting, pounding and generally having … Continue reading

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Story Time

Regardless of how large or small your budget is you should never miss an opportunity to get your story out. First, you must never lose sight of who your most important customers are. The most important customer base is those who make budget decisions on your operations. In our case those folks are the elected officials who make our annual budgeting decisions. In your situation these VIP customers may be a board of directors or the department or division head … Continue reading

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Space Preserver

The Southgate Farm Acquisition project was a once in a lifetime undertaking that, when realized, met the needs of the city, its various partnering organizations, and the local community. Since its incorporation, the city has solely obtained over 215 acres of parkland and has developed it into various active recreation community parks and sport complexes. Acquiring the Southgate Farm was an exceptional opportunity for the State of Ohio, the City of Green, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the … Continue reading

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