Category Archives: November 2009

Showing The Colors

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

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Walk Or Ride?

Compared to traditional floor-mopping methods, automatic scrubbers provide a more efficient and effective way to clean floors in park and recreational settings. Fully automatic floor scrubbers are designed to apply cleaning solution to the floor, agitate or scrub it, strip it (when called for), wet-vacuum it, and then squeegee it dry — all automatically in one pass. It is the agitation, along with the cleaning chemicals, that loosens and helps remove soils. The end result is that floors are cleaner … Continue reading

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Appealing To The Masses

In 2007, plans began for the new YMCA of the BrandywineValley, located in West Chester, Penn. One of the goals for the new property development was to create an iconic water play structure that would attract the public. Since it would be visible from surrounding roads, it needed to make a big impression on the community and hopefully drive membership. “We wanted a unique experience for our members, an experience that wasn’t available anywhere else in the community,” says Chris … Continue reading

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